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Congress adjourned for the holidays without reauthorizing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Since the bill did not come up for a vote before the holiday recess, there will be no activity on IDEA reauthorization until Congress returns in January, 2004.
On November 21, 2003, the Senate passed a unanimous consent agreement that locked in the of amendments allowed when Senate Bill 1248 comes to the floor. This agreement will remain in force until the end of the 108th Congress.
The consent agreement limits the amendments to be considered on Senate 1248 (IDEA reauthorization). The allowed amendments include:
do not know the substance of the amendments that will be proposed.
Legislative experts anticipate an attempt to limit attorney fees.
IDEA Rapid Response Network (RRN), Disability
Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) (See
RRN #30 at www.dredf.org for analysis
of specific provisions in the S. 1248).
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