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

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

Christian Conservative$163,850
$163,850

opposed this bill

Public school teachers, administrators & officials$1,105,794
$1,105,794

Interest groups that opposed this bill gave 6.7 times as much as interest groups that supported this bill

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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