Costa Applauds Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Our Nation's Schools

Press Release

Date: Dec. 2, 2015
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: K-12 Education

Today, Representative Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after the Conference Report on S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support. S. 1177 would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and replace No Child Left Behind.

"The legislation that passed today is a result of Democrats and Republicans working together on a bipartisan basis to improve our elementary and secondary education system," said Rep. Costa. "The young people in our Central Valley and throughout the nation are the future of this country, and we must provide the necessary resources and support to educators and administrators to ensure that all students have an opportunity to succeed. I am pleased that the Every Student Succeeds Act gives more flexibility to local school districts, improves accountability, and empowers educators."

Costa continued saying, "I hope this Congress continues to work on a bipartisan basis with the President to pass legislation that will move this country forward. It is crucial that we pass drought relief legislation that will bring more water to our Central Valley in addition to passing a spending bill to avert a government shutdown."