S. 727 - Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act

Higher education. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to improve and expand geographic literacy among kindergarten through grade 12 students in the United States by improving professional development programs for kindergarten through grade 12 teachers offered through institutions of higher education. (by CRS) 
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The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act

S. 727 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
A bill to improve and expand geographic literacy among kindergarten through grade 12 students in the United States by improving professional development programs for kindergarten through grade 12 teachers offered through institutions of higher education. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to improve and expand geographic literacy among kindergarten through grade 12 students in the United States by improving professional development programs for kindergarten through grade 12 teachers offered through institutions of higher education.
Other Titles
  • Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act
Sponsor
Thad Cochran
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Higher education
  • Academic performance
  • Budgets
  • Communications
  • Conferences
  • Curricula
  • Distance education
  • Education
  • Educational accountability
  • Educational innovations
  • Educational research
  • Educational technology
  • Educational tests
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Elementary education
  • Federal aid to education
  • Foreign policy
  • Geographic information systems
  • Geography
  • International affairs
  • International education
  • Secondary education
  • Teacher education
  • Technology
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Major Actions
Introduced3/01/2007
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/01/2007
3/01/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
3/01/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S2493-2494)
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from Education, which…

supported this bill

Education$439,709
$439,709

2 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act

2 organizations supported this bill

National Council for Geographic Education
(n.d.). The National Council for Geographic Education; "Teaching Geography Is Fundamental"; 4-7-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Geographic Education Network
(n.d.). National Geographic Education Network; "HI Rep Mazie Hirono co-sponsors 'Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act''; 6-20-07 . 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 Education interest groups, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$250$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$8,850$0
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0
Max BaucusDMT$1,750$0
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$2,350$0
Bob BennettRUT$0$0
Joe BidenDDE$0$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$4,699$0
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$3,250$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$14,150$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$3,600$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$0
Jim BunningRKY$2,000$0
Richard BurrRNC$0$0
Robert ByrdDWV$300$0
Maria CantwellDWA$11,550$0
Ben CardinDMD$11,950$0
Tom CarperDDE$400$0
Bob CaseyDPA$4,700$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$12,700$0
Hillary ClintonDNY$41,815$0
Tom CoburnROK$0$0
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
Norm ColemanRMN$6,100$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$4,450$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$700$0
Bob CorkerRTN$5,200$0
John CornynRTX$9,300$0
Larry CraigRID$0$0
Mike CrapoRID$0$0
Jim DeMintRSC$0$0
Chris DoddDCT$0$0
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$6,750$0
Pete DomeniciRNM$200$0
Byron DorganDND$1,000$0
Dick DurbinDIL$1,500$0
John EnsignRNV$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$1,000$0
Russ FeingoldDWI$6,795$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,500$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,500$0
Judd GreggRNH$2,500$0
Chuck HagelRNE$2,300$0
Tom HarkinDIA$10,200$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$4,000$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$3,000$0
Jim InhofeROK$0$0
Dan InouyeDHI$0$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$3,000$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$10,310$0
John F. KerryDMA$8,060$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$2,250$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$500$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$16,730$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$4,700$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$650$0
Carl LevinDMI$6,100$0
Joe LiebermanICT$11,400$0
Blanche LincolnDAR$7,800$0
Chester Trent LottRMS$1,000$0
Dick LugarRIN$1,250$0
Mel MartinezRFL$6,750$0
John McCainRAZ$0$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,500$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$4,600$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$11,900$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$11,250$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$2,000$0
Patty MurrayDWA$5,300$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$7,400$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,750$0
Barack ObamaDIL$22,400$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$500$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$9,900$0
Harry ReidDNV$13,700$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$3,000$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$12,450$0
Ken SalazarDCO$5,000$0
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$12,500$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,000$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
Gordon SmithROR$7,100$0
Olympia SnoweRME$0$0
Arlen SpecterDPA$10,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$4,700$0
Ted StevensRAK$0$0
John SununuRNH$0$0
Jon TesterDMT$400$0
Craig ThomasRWY$0$0
John ThuneRSD$11,700$0
David VitterRLA$0$0
George VoinovichROH$0$0
John WarnerRVA$0$0
Jim WebbDVA$3,850$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,000$0
Ron WydenDOR$500$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$250$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$8,850$0
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0
Max BaucusDMT$1,750$0
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$2,350$0
Bob BennettRUT$0$0
Joe BidenDDE$0$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$4,699$0
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$3,250$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$14,150$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$3,600$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$0
Jim BunningRKY$2,000$0
Richard BurrRNC$0$0
Robert ByrdDWV$300$0
Maria CantwellDWA$11,550$0
Ben CardinDMD$11,950$0
Tom CarperDDE$400$0
Bob CaseyDPA$4,700$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$12,700$0
Hillary ClintonDNY$41,815$0
Tom CoburnROK$0$0
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
Norm ColemanRMN$6,100$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$4,450$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$700$0
Bob CorkerRTN$5,200$0
John CornynRTX$9,300$0
Larry CraigRID$0$0
Mike CrapoRID$0$0
Jim DeMintRSC$0$0
Chris DoddDCT$0$0
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$6,750$0
Pete DomeniciRNM$200$0
Byron DorganDND$1,000$0
Dick DurbinDIL$1,500$0
John EnsignRNV$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$1,000$0
Russ FeingoldDWI$6,795$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,500$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,500$0
Judd GreggRNH$2,500$0
Chuck HagelRNE$2,300$0
Tom HarkinDIA$10,200$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$4,000$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$3,000$0
Jim InhofeROK$0$0
Dan InouyeDHI$0$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$3,000$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$10,310$0
John F. KerryDMA$8,060$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$2,250$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$500$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$16,730$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$4,700$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$650$0
Carl LevinDMI$6,100$0
Joe LiebermanICT$11,400$0
Blanche LincolnDAR$7,800$0
Chester Trent LottRMS$1,000$0
Dick LugarRIN$1,250$0
Mel MartinezRFL$6,750$0
John McCainRAZ$0$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,500$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$4,600$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$11,900$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$11,250$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$2,000$0
Patty MurrayDWA$5,300$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$7,400$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,750$0
Barack ObamaDIL$22,400$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$500$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$9,900$0
Harry ReidDNV$13,700$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$3,000$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$12,450$0
Ken SalazarDCO$5,000$0
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$12,500$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,000$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
Gordon SmithROR$7,100$0
Olympia SnoweRME$0$0
Arlen SpecterDPA$10,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$4,700$0
Ted StevensRAK$0$0
John SununuRNH$0$0
Jon TesterDMT$400$0
Craig ThomasRWY$0$0
John ThuneRSD$11,700$0
David VitterRLA$0$0
George VoinovichROH$0$0
John WarnerRVA$0$0
Jim WebbDVA$3,850$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,000$0
Ron WydenDOR$500$0

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