S. 1014 - Empowering Parents Through Choice Act

Elementary and secondary education. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide parental choice for those students that attend schools that are in need of improvement and have been identified for restructuring. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Empowering Parents Through Choice Act

S. 1014 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide parental choice for those students that attend schools that are in need of improvement and have been identified for restructuring. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide parental choice for those students that attend schools that are in need of improvement and have been identified for restructuring.
Other Titles
  • Empowering Parents Through Choice Act
Sponsor
Lamar Alexander
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Civil liberties
  • Civil rights
  • Communications
  • Compensatory education
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Education
  • Education of the disadvantaged
  • Educational accountability
  • Educational tests
  • Elementary education
  • Federal aid to education
  • Language arts
  • Mathematics
  • Nondiscrimination provisions
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Private schools
  • Reading
  • Religion
  • Religious liberty
  • Scholarships
  • School choice
  • School districts
  • Science policy
  • Scientific education
  • Secondary education
  • Social services
  • Welfare
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/28/2007
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/28/2007
3/28/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2003 For $1,000 Against $11,425
  2. March - April 2003 For $19,400 Against $28,490
  3. May - June 2003 For $250 Against $22,270
  4. July - August 2003 For $0 Against $14,900
  5. September - October 2003 For $2,000 Against $12,850
  6. November - December 2003 For $400 Against $28,550
  7. January - February 2004 For $1,500 Against $17,550
  8. March - April 2004 For $22,600 Against $53,150
  9. May - June 2004 For $16,750 Against $47,150
  10. July - August 2004 For $32,900 Against $28,275
  11. September - October 2004 For $48,150 Against $57,765
  12. November - December 2004 For $2,500 Against $16,284
  13. January - February 2005 For $0 Against $2,900
  14. March - April 2005 For $0 Against $45,700
  15. May - June 2005 For $200 Against $42,048
  16. July - August 2005 For $0 Against $23,530
  17. September - October 2005 For $0 Against $37,000
  18. November - December 2005 For $0 Against $53,485
  19. January - February 2006 For $0 Against $20,840
  20. March - April 2006 For $0 Against $56,250
  21. May - June 2006 For $0 Against $64,578
  22. July - August 2006 For $0 Against $34,675
  23. September - October 2006 For $0 Against $87,098
  24. November - December 2006 For $0 Against $27,400
  25. January - February 2007 For $0 Against $22,650
  26. March - April 2007 For $1,000 Against $33,410
  27. May - June 2007 For $1,250 Against $27,250
  28. July - August 2007 For $1,600 Against $12,870
  29. September - October 2007 For $0 Against $26,438
  30. November - December 2007 For $800 Against $14,050
  31. January - February 2008 For $0 Against $12,100
  32. March - April 2008 For $500 Against $19,475
  33. May - June 2008 For $2,250 Against $32,738
  34. July - August 2008 For $700 Against $22,187
  35. September - October 2008 For $3,950 Against $21,160
  36. November - December 2008 For $4,150 Against $12,950

Votes

    1 Organization Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Empowering Parents Through Choice Act

    1 organization supported this bill

    Center For Moral Clarity
    (n.d.). Center for Moral Clarity; "Please support S. 1014, the Empowering Parents Through Choice Act". Retrieved n.d., from .

    1 organization opposed this bill

    National Association of Secondary School Principals
    (n.d.). Principals' Legislative Action Center; "National Vouchers Program Threatens Public School Funding". Retrieved n.d., from .

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 110th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$8,000
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$6,850
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0
    Max BaucusDMT$0$6,866
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$0$4,100
    Bob BennettRUT$0$250
    Joe BidenDDE$0$21,100
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$4,834
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$3,750
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$24,825
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$24,200
    Sam BrownbackRKS$30,000$2,250
    Jim BunningRKY$0$4,300
    Richard BurrRNC$3,750$6,150
    Robert ByrdDWV$0$1,950
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$12,900
    Ben CardinDMD$0$9,100
    Tom CarperDDE$0$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$0$36,130
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,900$21,000
    Hillary ClintonDNY$0$103,992
    Tom CoburnROK$12,050$850
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
    Norm ColemanRMN$2,050$19,900
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$7,300
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$6,450
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$19,900
    John CornynRTX$0$20,200
    Larry CraigRID$0$1,000
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$15,150$7,000
    Chris DoddDCT$0$8,850
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$4,100$4,530
    Pete DomeniciRNM$0$4,000
    Byron DorganDND$0$750
    Dick DurbinDIL$0$8,950
    John EnsignRNV$100$4,900
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$0$40,060
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$11,100
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,750$700
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$1,000$950
    Judd GreggRNH$0$0
    Chuck HagelRNE$0$250
    Tom HarkinDIA$0$7,550
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$750
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$11,300
    Jim InhofeROK$1,500$3,800
    Dan InouyeDHI$0$5,500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$22,690
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$6,975
    Ted KennedyDMA$0$20,100
    John F. KerryDMA$0$10,500
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$9,875
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$100$27,200
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$10,610
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$4,000
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$3,000
    Carl LevinDMI$0$6,550
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$5,150
    Blanche LincolnDAR$0$1,000
    Chester Trent LottRMS$0$0
    Dick LugarRIN$0$1,500
    Mel MartinezRFL$43,000$24,900
    John McCainRAZ$0$700
    Claire McCaskillDMO$0$12,559
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,650$16,850
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$98,700
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$10,050
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$2,400
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$18,400
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$4,200
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$23,868
    Barack ObamaDIL$0$36,820
    Mark L. PryorDAR$0$250
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$2,300
    Harry ReidDNV$0$4,750
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$4,250
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$12,800
    Ken SalazarDCO$0$27,715
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$8,300
    Chuck SchumerDNY$0$20,750
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$850
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$12,700
    Gordon SmithROR$0$9,400
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$0$16,225
    Debbie StabenowDMI$0$17,800
    Ted StevensRAK$0$2,600
    John SununuRNH$0$2,500
    Jon TesterDMT$0$10,158
    Craig ThomasRWY$0$0
    John ThuneRSD$39,800$10,600
    David VitterRLA$1,950$2,550
    George VoinovichROH$0$3,500
    John WarnerRVA$0$0
    Jim WebbDVA$0$20,910
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$14,249
    Ron WydenDOR$0$8,600

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$8,000
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$6,850
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0
    Max BaucusDMT$0$6,866
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$0$4,100
    Bob BennettRUT$0$250
    Joe BidenDDE$0$21,100
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$4,834
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$3,750
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$24,825
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$24,200
    Sam BrownbackRKS$30,000$2,250
    Jim BunningRKY$0$4,300
    Richard BurrRNC$3,750$6,150
    Robert ByrdDWV$0$1,950
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$12,900
    Ben CardinDMD$0$9,100
    Tom CarperDDE$0$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$0$36,130
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,900$21,000
    Hillary ClintonDNY$0$103,992
    Tom CoburnROK$12,050$850
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
    Norm ColemanRMN$2,050$19,900
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$7,300
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$6,450
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$19,900
    John CornynRTX$0$20,200
    Larry CraigRID$0$1,000
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$15,150$7,000
    Chris DoddDCT$0$8,850
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$4,100$4,530
    Pete DomeniciRNM$0$4,000
    Byron DorganDND$0$750
    Dick DurbinDIL$0$8,950
    John EnsignRNV$100$4,900
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$0$40,060
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$11,100
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,750$700
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$1,000$950
    Judd GreggRNH$0$0
    Chuck HagelRNE$0$250
    Tom HarkinDIA$0$7,550
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$750
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$11,300
    Jim InhofeROK$1,500$3,800
    Dan InouyeDHI$0$5,500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$22,690
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$6,975
    Ted KennedyDMA$0$20,100
    John F. KerryDMA$0$10,500
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$9,875
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$100$27,200
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$10,610
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$4,000
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$3,000
    Carl LevinDMI$0$6,550
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$5,150
    Blanche LincolnDAR$0$1,000
    Chester Trent LottRMS$0$0
    Dick LugarRIN$0$1,500
    Mel MartinezRFL$43,000$24,900
    John McCainRAZ$0$700
    Claire McCaskillDMO$0$12,559
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,650$16,850
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$98,700
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$10,050
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$2,400
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$18,400
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$4,200
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$23,868
    Barack ObamaDIL$0$36,820
    Mark L. PryorDAR$0$250
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$2,300
    Harry ReidDNV$0$4,750
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$4,250
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$12,800
    Ken SalazarDCO$0$27,715
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$8,300
    Chuck SchumerDNY$0$20,750
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$850
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$12,700
    Gordon SmithROR$0$9,400
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$0$16,225
    Debbie StabenowDMI$0$17,800
    Ted StevensRAK$0$2,600
    John SununuRNH$0$2,500
    Jon TesterDMT$0$10,158
    Craig ThomasRWY$0$0
    John ThuneRSD$39,800$10,600
    David VitterRLA$1,950$2,550
    George VoinovichROH$0$3,500
    John WarnerRVA$0$0
    Jim WebbDVA$0$20,910
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$14,249
    Ron WydenDOR$0$8,600

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Christian Conservative$163,850

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Public school teachers, administrators & officials$1,091,441
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