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 $11,675
  2. March - April 2003 For $17,400 Against $26,240
  3. May - June 2003 For $1,000 Against $19,570
  4. July - August 2003 For $8,000 Against $20,600
  5. September - October 2003 For $2,000 Against $15,116
  6. November - December 2003 For $400 Against $26,550
  7. January - February 2004 For $1,500 Against $11,650
  8. March - April 2004 For $29,350 Against $48,566
  9. May - June 2004 For $21,394 Against $39,700
  10. July - August 2004 For $32,244 Against $29,526
  11. September - October 2004 For $46,594 Against $50,665
  12. November - December 2004 For $-1,750 Against $14,584
  13. January - February 2005 For $0 Against $2,450
  14. March - April 2005 For $0 Against $47,700
  15. May - June 2005 For $200 Against $39,038
  16. July - August 2005 For $0 Against $24,780
  17. September - October 2005 For $0 Against $38,300
  18. November - December 2005 For $0 Against $48,335
  19. January - February 2006 For $0 Against $19,540
  20. March - April 2006 For $0 Against $54,250
  21. May - June 2006 For $0 Against $61,728
  22. July - August 2006 For $0 Against $30,450
  23. September - October 2006 For $0 Against $76,005
  24. November - December 2006 For $0 Against $22,500
  25. January - February 2007 For $0 Against $27,250
  26. March - April 2007 For $1,000 Against $34,110
  27. May - June 2007 For $1,000 Against $24,750
  28. July - August 2007 For $1,600 Against $10,620
  29. September - October 2007 For $0 Against $27,128
  30. November - December 2007 For $500 Against $12,800
  31. January - February 2008 For $0 Against $10,650
  32. March - April 2008 For $0 Against $20,425
  33. May - June 2008 For $2,250 Against $29,988
  34. July - August 2008 For $700 Against $20,127
  35. September - October 2008 For $3,950 Against $16,960
  36. November - December 2008 For $4,150 Against $18,200

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$6,500
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$8,050
    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$4,250
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$25,576
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$25,250
    Sam BrownbackRKS$31,000$2,250
    Jim BunningRKY$0$4,300
    Richard BurrRNC$6,694$8,450
    Robert ByrdDWV$0$1,450
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$11,650
    Ben CardinDMD$0$8,100
    Tom CarperDDE$0$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$0$31,730
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,900$20,500
    Hillary ClintonDNY$0$107,047
    Tom CoburnROK$11,800$1,100
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
    Norm ColemanRMN$1,000$16,800
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$3,000
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$8,450
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$18,150
    John CornynRTX$0$18,450
    Larry CraigRID$0$1,000
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$11,400$6,750
    Chris DoddDCT$0$6,750
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$4,100$4,330
    Pete DomeniciRNM$0$1,700
    Byron DorganDND$0$750
    Dick DurbinDIL$0$7,850
    John EnsignRNV$100$4,900
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$0$35,450
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$9,600
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,750$700
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$1,000$700
    Judd GreggRNH$0$0
    Chuck HagelRNE$0$250
    Tom HarkinDIA$0$8,900
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$750
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$8,950
    Jim InhofeROK$1,500$3,800
    Dan InouyeDHI$0$6,000
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$22,240
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$4,775
    Ted KennedyDMA$0$13,750
    John F. KerryDMA$0$10,700
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$11,200
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$100$27,200
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$10,910
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$2,500
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$2,250
    Carl LevinDMI$0$6,550
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$5,150
    Blanche LincolnDAR$0$2,000
    Chester Trent LottRMS$0$0
    Dick LugarRIN$0$1,000
    Mel MartinezRFL$46,644$18,500
    John McCainRAZ$0$500
    Claire McCaskillDMO$0$11,400
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,650$17,850
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$99,250
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$10,050
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$2,400
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$13,800
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$4,200
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$19,368
    Barack ObamaDIL$0$35,070
    Mark L. PryorDAR$0$250
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$2,300
    Harry ReidDNV$0$10,250
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$4,000
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$11,800
    Ken SalazarDCO$0$19,315
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$5,200
    Chuck SchumerDNY$0$20,750
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$600
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$12,700
    Gordon SmithROR$0$8,850
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$0$21,557
    Debbie StabenowDMI$0$15,800
    Ted StevensRAK$0$2,400
    John SununuRNH$0$1,500
    Jon TesterDMT$0$12,358
    Craig ThomasRWY$0$0
    John ThuneRSD$39,694$10,300
    David VitterRLA$10,150$1,050
    George VoinovichROH$0$3,750
    John WarnerRVA$0$0
    Jim WebbDVA$0$17,350
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$11,400
    Ron WydenDOR$0$9,100

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$6,500
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$8,050
    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$4,250
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$25,576
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$25,250
    Sam BrownbackRKS$31,000$2,250
    Jim BunningRKY$0$4,300
    Richard BurrRNC$6,694$8,450
    Robert ByrdDWV$0$1,450
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$11,650
    Ben CardinDMD$0$8,100
    Tom CarperDDE$0$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$0$31,730
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,900$20,500
    Hillary ClintonDNY$0$107,047
    Tom CoburnROK$11,800$1,100
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
    Norm ColemanRMN$1,000$16,800
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$3,000
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$8,450
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$18,150
    John CornynRTX$0$18,450
    Larry CraigRID$0$1,000
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$11,400$6,750
    Chris DoddDCT$0$6,750
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$4,100$4,330
    Pete DomeniciRNM$0$1,700
    Byron DorganDND$0$750
    Dick DurbinDIL$0$7,850
    John EnsignRNV$100$4,900
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$0$35,450
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$9,600
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,750$700
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$1,000$700
    Judd GreggRNH$0$0
    Chuck HagelRNE$0$250
    Tom HarkinDIA$0$8,900
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$750
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$8,950
    Jim InhofeROK$1,500$3,800
    Dan InouyeDHI$0$6,000
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$22,240
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$4,775
    Ted KennedyDMA$0$13,750
    John F. KerryDMA$0$10,700
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$11,200
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$100$27,200
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$10,910
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$2,500
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$2,250
    Carl LevinDMI$0$6,550
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$5,150
    Blanche LincolnDAR$0$2,000
    Chester Trent LottRMS$0$0
    Dick LugarRIN$0$1,000
    Mel MartinezRFL$46,644$18,500
    John McCainRAZ$0$500
    Claire McCaskillDMO$0$11,400
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,650$17,850
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$99,250
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$10,050
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$2,400
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$13,800
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$4,200
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$19,368
    Barack ObamaDIL$0$35,070
    Mark L. PryorDAR$0$250
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$2,300
    Harry ReidDNV$0$10,250
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$4,000
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$11,800
    Ken SalazarDCO$0$19,315
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$5,200
    Chuck SchumerDNY$0$20,750
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$600
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$12,700
    Gordon SmithROR$0$8,850
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$0$21,557
    Debbie StabenowDMI$0$15,800
    Ted StevensRAK$0$2,400
    John SununuRNH$0$1,500
    Jon TesterDMT$0$12,358
    Craig ThomasRWY$0$0
    John ThuneRSD$39,694$10,300
    David VitterRLA$10,150$1,050
    George VoinovichROH$0$3,750
    John WarnerRVA$0$0
    Jim WebbDVA$0$17,350
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$11,400
    Ron WydenDOR$0$9,100

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Christian Conservative$174,482

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Public school teachers, administrators & officials$1,032,526
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