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NFCSC's Douglas says "every child left behind" if county payments not reauthorized

With the 2000 Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act up for reauthorization, lawmakers have been unable to reach a consensus on extending the law. At issue are the spending formula associated with the original 2000 law and funding for the program that supports rural schools and counties. During today's OnPoint, Bob Douglas, president of the National Forest Counties and Schools Coalition, discusses why he believes the extension of this law is a domestic emergency. Douglas explains what may happen to the counties and schools that depend on the funding provided by the legislation.