Federal Legislative Resources
"Every Student Succeeds Act" (formerly known as NCLB)
After months of bipartisan negotiations, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was reauthorized as the "Every Student Succeeds Act" and signed into law by President Obama on December 10, 2015. The new law will take effect on August 1, 2016.
The following priorities of principals and NASSP were included in the bill:
- Inclusion of the 2009 School Principal Recruitment and Training Act in the final conference report.
- Amendment included to clarify that a "school leader" is a principal within the school building. The definition was included in the final conference report.
- Allows states to reserve up to 3% of their Title II funds for school leader activities.
Illinois Congressional Delegation
Click here to find your member of Congress and follow the links below for contact information.
|Congressional Member||Committees||Regions Served|
Dick Durbin (Senator)
*Assistant Democratic Leader of the Senate (Minority Whip)
|Senate Appropriations; Judiciary; Rules & Administration||All|
|Mark Kirk (Senator)||Senate Appropriations; Banking, Housing and Urban Development; HELP (Health, Education, Labor & Pensions), and Special Committee on Aging||All|
|Bobby Rush (1st District)||Energy and Commerce||West Cook - South Cook - Three Rivers|
|Robin Kelly (2nd District)||Oversight and Government Reform; Foreign Affairs||South Cook - Three Rivers|
|Dan Lipinski (3rd District)||Transportation; Science, Space and Technology||
DuPage - Three Rivers
|Luis Guiterrez (4th District)||Intelligence; Judiciary||West Cook|
|Mike Quigley (5th District)||Appropriations; Intelligence||DuPage - West Cook|
|Peter Roskam (6th District)||Select Committee on Benghazi; Ways and Means||DuPage - Kishwaukee - Lake - North Cook|
|Danny Davis (7th District)||Ways and Means||West Cook|
|Tammy Duckworth (8th District)||Armed Services; Oversight and Government Reform; Select Committee on Benghazi||DuPage - Kishwaukee - West Cook|
|Jan Schakowsky (9th District)||Energy and Commerce||North Cook|
|Bob Dold (10th District)||Ways and Means||Lake - North Cook|
|Bill Foster (11th District)||Financial Services; Science, Space, and Technology||DuPage - Kishwaukee - South Cook - Three Rivers|
|Mike Bost (12th District)||Agriculture; Small Business; Veterans' Affairs||Egyptian - Shawnee - Southwestern|
|Rodney Davis (13th District)||Agriculture; House Administration; Transportation||
Abe Lincoln - Corn Belt - Illini - Kaskaskia - Southwestern - Two Rivers
|Randy Hultgren (14th District)||Financial Services; Science, Space and Technology||DuPage - Kishwaukee - Lake - Three Rivers|
|John Shimkus (15th District)||Energy and Commerce||Abe Lincoln - Corn Belt - Egyptian - Illini - Kaskaskia - Shawnee - Southwestern - Wabash Valley|
|Adam Kinzinger (16th District)||Energy and Commerce||Blackhawk - Corn Belt - Kishwaukee - Northwest - Starved Rock - Three Rivers|
|Cheri Bustos (17th District)||Agriculture; Transportation||Blackhawk - Central Illinois Valley - Kishwaukee - Northwest - Western|
|Darin LaHood (18th District)||Natural Resources; Science, Space, and Technology||Abe Lincoln - Blackhawk - Central Illinois Valley - Corn Belt - Two Rivers - Starved Rock - Western|