DATA RELEASE: Money and Votes on Senate State and Teacher Funding Bill (HR 1586)

MONEY AND VOTES ON SENATE STATE AND TEACHER FUNDING BILL


BERKELEY, CA, August 4, 2010--
The Senate agreed (61-38) to move to a final vote on HR 1586, a measure that would provide $10 billion in funding to prevent teacher's layoffs as well as an additional $16 billion for assistance to states. The bill is attached to the FAA reauthorization bill. According to the New York Times, the House will be called back from its August recess to vote on the measure.

Teachers Unions, an interest group in favor of passage, contributed over 44 times as much on average to lawmakers voting in favor of passage ($17,796) as lawmakers voting against passage ($405). Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, both from Maine, joined Democrats in getting the votes necessary to avoid a filibuster.

Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of senators in office on day of vote, from the Teachers Unions interest group, June 4, 2004 – June 3, 2010. Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

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