This afternoon, Senator Toomey asked unanimous consent the HELP committee be discharged from further consideration of S.1596 and the bill be read a third time and passed.
S.1596 is a bill to require State educational agencies that receive funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to have in effect policies and procedures on background checks for school employees.
Senator Manchin also spoke in support of the bill.
Senator Harkin objected to Senator Toomey’s request stating he supports the goals of the legislation but would like the bill to go through the committee process. Senator Alexander also spoke in support of the bill going through the committee process.