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Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 6 - Improving America's Schools Act of 1993

February 22, 1994

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY

(SENT 2/23/94)
(Rules)
(Kildee (D) MI and 38 others)

The Administration supports House passage of H.R. 6. The bill would: (1) reauthorize and restructure the elementary and secondary education programs of the Department of Education to make them better vehicles for helping all children achieve high standards; (2) direct greater Federal resources to the poorest schools and communities; (3) support education reforms underway in the States; (4) support sustained, intensive professional development in the core academic subjects for educators; (5) assist efforts to make our schools safe and drug-free; and (6) provide increased State and local administrative flexibility, in return for greater accountability for successful education results.

Although H.R. 6 contains individual provisions that the Administration does not support, the bill is consistent with Administration objectives and would be a major improvement over current law.

Pay-As-You-Go Scoring

H.R. 6 would affect receipts; therefore, it is subject to the pay-as-you-go provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990. OMB's preliminary estimate is that the pay-as-you-go effect of the bill is zero.

William J. Clinton, Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 6 - Improving America's Schools Act of 1993 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/329810