House OKs Renaming Education Headquarters after LBJ

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The U.S. House has approved a bill renaming the Department of Education building in Washington after former President Lyndon B. Johnson.

The bill honoring the late Texan is sponsored by Congressman Gene Green of Houston.

The measure would officially rename the headquarters -- the Lyndon Baines Johnson Federal Building.

Green says LBJ's first priority in life was education.

Johnson served as president from 1963-69. He died in 1973.

Johnson attended the former Texas State Teachers College, now Texas State University in San Marcos and taught for one year in Cotulla.

LBJ's experience teaching poor Mexican-American children in the town was considered a great influence on his political policies.