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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Mark Up H.R. 1891, the Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act

Bill Saves Taxpayer Dollars, Eliminates Wasteful K-12 Education Programs

On Wednesday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m., the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a markup of the Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act (H.R. 1891). The markup will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The federal government operates more than 80 separate programs under current Elementary and Secondary Education law. In far too many instances, these programs overlap, which can result in waste and inefficiency. Although the bipartisan continuing resolution for fiscal year 2011 defunded several of the most unnecessary K-12 education programs, nothing prevents funding for these programs from being restored in the future.

The Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act, introduced by Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), would repeal the authorizations of 43 wasteful education programs, reducing the number of Elementary and Secondary Education Act programs by half. This important legislation would encourage a more streamlined federal role in the nation’s education system and allow taxpayer dollars to be dedicated towards more efficient and successful education programs.

To view a bill summary and list of programs targeted for elimination, click here. To learn more about this markup, visit


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