By Lauren Camera
The Senate education committee cleared an education research bill Wednesday with bipartisan support, altering the House-passed version only slightly before readying it for a full Senate vote.
The bill is the product of a bipartisan, bicameral deal, said Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee—the second of its kind this week.
On Monday, the House passed the Child Care and Development Block Grant under suspension of the rules amid much fist bumping from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
The unanimous support for the research bill from committee members, signaled through a voice vote, is just the latest in a burst of bipartisanship from both the House and Senate on education bills.