The House is expected to unveil a spending bill Tuesday that could include policy riders that soften the Obama administration's school lunch regulations.
The approval comes with a number of asterisks, although none of them seem to be related to the turmoil in the Pelican State over the Common Core State Standards.
The investigation appears to be the first from the civil rights office since Education Secretary Arne Duncan issued guidance on the subject in October.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder announced today new guidance for states and localities that is meant to improve the education of youths in juvenile detention facilities and protect their civil rights.
The current spending bill is set to expire next week, and lawmakers have yet to agree on how to keep the government up and running.
Minnesota's emphasis on closing the achievement gap between high-achieving white students and poor and minority students seems to be reaping early rewards.
The tax breaks, which would promptly expire Jan. 1, 2015, would reinstate tax breaks for some schools, teachers, and those paying tuition.
A White House report labels Native American youth the nation's most vulnerable population and places part of the blame on federal education policies.
Provisions to expand charter schools and reduce accountability requirements are likely to be part of the package when the GOP tackles renewal of the NCLB law next year.
Vitter, who announced plans to run for Louisiana governor last January, praised the common standards in August, but now says they are endangering education for several reasons.