House Joint Resolution 58 was submitted by Brett Guthrie (Republican – Kentucky) to void a rule that implements requirements related to assessing the quality of teacher preparation programs under title II (Teacher Quality Enhancement) of the Higher Education act of 1965.


The Joint Resolution was introduced on February 1, 2017 and passed the House by a vote of 240-181.


The rule proposed for nullification was submitted to establish requirements for the teacher preparation program accountability system under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA). The rule was intended to result in the collection and distribution of more meaningful data on preparation program quality. The Secretary of Education also amended the regulations for the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program to condition such grant funding based on the quality of these preparation programs and to update, clarify, and improve existing regulations.


Virginia Foxx (Republican – North Carolina)

Pete Sessions (Republican – Texas)

David Roe (Republican – Tennessee)

Bradley Byrne (Republican – Alabama)

Paul Mitchell (Republican – Michigan)

Ted Yoho (Republican – Florida)

Lynn Jenkins (Republican – Kansas)

Rick Allen (Republican – Georgia)

Andy Biggs  (Republican – Arizona)

Glenn Thompson (Republican – Pennsylvania)

Elise Stefanik (Republican – New York)

Drew Ferguson (Republican – Georgia)

Jodey Arrington (Republican – Texas)


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