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November 19, 2007

Conference Report Votes - H.R. 1429: Head Start Reauthorization

H.R. 1429: Improving Head Start Act of 2007
To reauthorize the Head Start Act, to improve program quality, to expand access, and for other purposes.


House

Previous House Votes

H.Res. 813: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill H.R. 1429

On Ordering the Previous Question
Passed 224-190

On agreeing to the resolution
Agreed to by voice vote.

Congressional Record:

On Agreeing to the Conference Report

Passed 381-36


Senate

On the Conference Report
Agreed to 95-0

Congressional Record:


Congress Ready to Clear Head Start Policy Overhaul
For the first time in nearly a decade, Congress is poised to overhaul policy guidelines for Head Start, the early childhood development program for low-income preschoolers.

Bill to Expand Head Start, Bolster Its Teacher Qualifications Is Approved
With two overwhelming votes, Congress approved a bill yesterday that would boost teacher qualifications in federally funded Head Start preschools, expand access to the program for children from low-income families and scrap a controversial system for testing 4-year-olds.

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