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) 
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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
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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 $22,070
  4. July - August 2003 For $0 Against $14,650
  5. September - October 2003 For $2,000 Against $13,066
  6. November - December 2003 For $400 Against $27,800
  7. January - February 2004 For $1,500 Against $17,050
  8. March - April 2004 For $22,600 Against $52,616
  9. May - June 2004 For $16,750 Against $47,850
  10. July - August 2004 For $32,900 Against $30,275
  11. September - October 2004 For $48,150 Against $55,815
  12. November - December 2004 For $2,500 Against $17,950
  13. January - February 2005 For $0 Against $2,900
  14. March - April 2005 For $0 Against $46,700
  15. May - June 2005 For $200 Against $42,258
  16. July - August 2005 For $0 Against $25,530
  17. September - October 2005 For $0 Against $39,000
  18. November - December 2005 For $0 Against $55,935
  19. January - February 2006 For $0 Against $21,260
  20. March - April 2006 For $0 Against $57,895
  21. May - June 2006 For $0 Against $65,878
  22. July - August 2006 For $0 Against $35,900
  23. September - October 2006 For $0 Against $86,688
  24. November - December 2006 For $0 Against $27,950
  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 $27,550
  28. July - August 2007 For $1,600 Against $12,420
  29. September - October 2007 For $0 Against $25,438
  30. November - December 2007 For $800 Against $14,050
  31. January - February 2008 For $0 Against $11,900
  32. March - April 2008 For $500 Against $18,225
  33. May - June 2008 For $2,250 Against $32,738
  34. July - August 2008 For $700 Against $28,652
  35. September - October 2008 For $3,950 Against $18,860
  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$4,350
    Bob BennettRUT$0$250
    Joe BidenDDE$0$22,100
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$4,500
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$3,750
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$24,625
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$23,950
    Sam BrownbackRKS$30,000$2,250
    Jim BunningRKY$0$4,300
    Richard BurrRNC$3,750$4,900
    Robert ByrdDWV$0$1,950
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$12,900
    Ben CardinDMD$0$9,100
    Tom CarperDDE$0$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$0$36,630
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,900$20,800
    Hillary ClintonDNY$0$124,547
    Tom CoburnROK$12,050$850
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
    Norm ColemanRMN$2,050$19,700
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$7,300
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$8,450
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$19,900
    John CornynRTX$0$20,200
    Larry CraigRID$0$1,000
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$15,150$7,300
    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$40,560
    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$10,300
    Jim InhofeROK$1,500$3,800
    Dan InouyeDHI$0$5,500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$22,440
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$6,975
    Ted KennedyDMA$0$20,350
    John F. KerryDMA$0$10,500
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$11,875
    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$22,900
    John McCainRAZ$0$700
    Claire McCaskillDMO$0$15,059
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,650$14,550
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$99,500
    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$36,320
    Mark L. PryorDAR$0$250
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$2,300
    Harry ReidDNV$0$4,750
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$2,500
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$12,800
    Ken SalazarDCO$0$27,015
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$8,950
    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$16,657
    Debbie StabenowDMI$0$17,800
    Ted StevensRAK$0$2,600
    John SununuRNH$0$2,500
    Jon TesterDMT$0$10,408
    Craig ThomasRWY$0$0
    John ThuneRSD$39,800$10,600
    David VitterRLA$1,950$2,300
    George VoinovichROH$0$3,500
    John WarnerRVA$0$0
    Jim WebbDVA$0$18,460
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$10,249
    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$4,350
    Bob BennettRUT$0$250
    Joe BidenDDE$0$22,100
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$4,500
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$3,750
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$24,625
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$23,950
    Sam BrownbackRKS$30,000$2,250
    Jim BunningRKY$0$4,300
    Richard BurrRNC$3,750$4,900
    Robert ByrdDWV$0$1,950
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$12,900
    Ben CardinDMD$0$9,100
    Tom CarperDDE$0$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$0$36,630
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,900$20,800
    Hillary ClintonDNY$0$124,547
    Tom CoburnROK$12,050$850
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
    Norm ColemanRMN$2,050$19,700
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$7,300
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$8,450
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$19,900
    John CornynRTX$0$20,200
    Larry CraigRID$0$1,000
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$15,150$7,300
    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$40,560
    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$10,300
    Jim InhofeROK$1,500$3,800
    Dan InouyeDHI$0$5,500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$22,440
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$6,975
    Ted KennedyDMA$0$20,350
    John F. KerryDMA$0$10,500
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$11,875
    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$22,900
    John McCainRAZ$0$700
    Claire McCaskillDMO$0$15,059
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,650$14,550
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$99,500
    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$36,320
    Mark L. PryorDAR$0$250
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$2,300
    Harry ReidDNV$0$4,750
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$2,500
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$12,800
    Ken SalazarDCO$0$27,015
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$8,950
    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$16,657
    Debbie StabenowDMI$0$17,800
    Ted StevensRAK$0$2,600
    John SununuRNH$0$2,500
    Jon TesterDMT$0$10,408
    Craig ThomasRWY$0$0
    John ThuneRSD$39,800$10,600
    David VitterRLA$1,950$2,300
    George VoinovichROH$0$3,500
    John WarnerRVA$0$0
    Jim WebbDVA$0$18,460
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$10,249
    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$1,105,794
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