Committee on Education and Labor Approves the Rebuild America’s Schools Act (H.R. 865)
The Bill Invests More than $100 Billion in America’s Public Schools, Creates 1.9 Million Jobs
WASHINGTON – Today, the Committee on Education and Labor approved the Rebuild America’s Schools Act (H.R.865).
The Rebuild America’s Schools Act invests more than $100 billion in America’s public schools. According to economic projections, the bill would also create more than 1.9 million good-paying jobs.
“For far too long, students, parents, and teachers have felt the consequences of our chronic failure to prioritize funding for public education. The Rebuild America’s Schools Act would provide targeted support to improve unsafe and under resourced schools across the country,” said Chairman Bobby Scott, at today’s markup. “The Rebuild America’s Schools Act would create more jobs than the recent Republican $1.5 trillion tax bill, at just 5 percent of the cost. This legislation is good for students, good for educators, good for our communities, and good for the economy."
The Rebuild America’s Schools Act was approved out of Committee on a party line vote (26-20).
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