Yesterday, the Senate voted on a motion on the House-passed bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through fiscal 2015 (HR 240). The Senate needs to begin considering backup plans in order to prevent a funding shutdown for the government agency at the end of this week. The House returns to session today to consider the Drinking Water Protection Act (HR 212), the Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Report Act of 2015 (HR 734), and the STEM Education Act of 2015 (HR 1020). On Wednesday, and for the remainder of the week, the House is expected to take up several K-12 education bills, including the Strengthening Education through Research Act (S 227), which would reauthorize federal education research and state grants for longitudinal education research systems. The House is then expected to move to debate the partisan bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), known as the Student Success Act (HR 5).