Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 112th Congress.

S. 206 - SOAR Act

Education. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to reauthorize the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

SOAR Act

S. 206 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to reauthorize the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to reauthorize the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act of 2011
  • SOAR Act
Sponsor
Joseph I. Lieberman
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Education
  • Academic performance and assessments
  • Congressional oversight
  • District of Columbia
  • Education of the disadvantaged
  • Education programs funding
  • Elementary and secondary education
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced1/26/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/26/2011
1/26/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
1/26/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
2/16/2011Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 112-195.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$506,001
$369,168
$57,975
$933,144
16 times as much
$7,742,721
$45,301
$4,606,444
$610,278
$293,200
$781,768
$1,040,250
$15,119,962
3 Organizations Supported and 12 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
SOAR Act

3 organizations supported this bill

American Federation for Children
AFfC (2011). Tell Congress to Reauthorize the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program . Retrieved March 25, 2011, from CAPWIZ.
National Taxpayers Union
NTUF (2011, March 24). Taxpayers Tab. Retrieved March 25, 2011, from National Taxpayer's Union Foundation.
St. Luke Catholic Church
Jendraszak, Patrick (2011, March 10). Federal Alert: D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. Retrieved March 25, 2011, from SLCC.

12 organizations opposed this bill

AFL-CIO
undersigned organizations (2011, March 22). Re: Oppose Expansion of the Failed DC Voucher Program. Retrieved March 25, 2011, from GLAA.
American Association of University Women
AAUW (2011). Take a Stand for Public Education. Retrieved January 31, 2011, from Congress.org.
American Atheists
Silverman, Dave and Blair Scott (2011). ATHEISTS WARN OF FEDERAL VOUCHER SCHEME, 'BACKDOOR' PUBLIC FUNDING OF RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS. Retrieved March 21, 2011, from Atheists.org.
American Civil Liberties Union
Murphy, Laura W., Christopher E. Anders & Jan S. Thompson (2011, March 9). RE: ACLU Opposes H.R. 471, the Scholarships for Opportunity Results (SOAR) Act. Retrieved March 21, 2011, from ACLU.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Americans United (2011, March 1). Americans United Urges House Panel To Reject Federal Funding Of Religious Schools. Retrieved March 21, 2011, from AU.
Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance
undersigned organizations (2011, March 22). Re: Oppose Expansion of the Failed DC Voucher Program. Retrieved March 25, 2011, from GLAA.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
NAACP (2011). Action: House of Representatives to Vote on School Voucher Program. Retrieved March 25, 2011, from NAACP.
National Council of Jewish Women
NCJW (2011, March 0). Speak Out Against School Vouchers. Retrieved March 21, 2011, from NCJW.
National Education Association
Robertson, Sara (2011, March 10). House Committee ignore facts and votes for failed voucher program. Retrieved March 21, 2011, from NEA.
National Organization for Women
undersigned organizations (2011, March 22). Re: Oppose Expansion of the Failed DC Voucher Program. Retrieved March 25, 2011, from GLAA.
People For the American Way
Keegan, Michael B. and Marge Baker (2011, February 1). People For the American Way Opposes DC Vouchers, H.R. 471. Retrieved March 25, 2011, from PFAW.
Washington Teachers' Union
undersigned organizations (2011, March 22). Re: Oppose Expansion of the Failed DC Voucher Program. Retrieved March 25, 2011, from GLAA.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$6,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$4,000$2,700
Kelly AyotteRNH$1,750$14,750
John BarrassoRWY$0$1,000
Max BaucusDMT$1,000$60,475
Mark BegichDAK$20,650$183,972
Michael F. BennetDCO$30,850$189,679
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$19,000$41,000
Roy BluntRMO$2,200$11,900
John BoozmanRAR$9,000$1,250
Barbara BoxerDCA$18,996$1,740,752
Scott P. BrownRMA$12,725$9,950
Sherrod BrownDOH$55,100$879,766
Richard BurrRNC$0$0
Maria CantwellDWA$3,500$110,986
Ben CardinDMD$6,000$66,500
Tom CarperDDE$1,800$21,900
Bob CaseyDPA$27,200$127,283
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$15,500$21,850
Daniel CoatsRIN$4,150$0
Tom CoburnROK$0$0
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$4,250$98,704
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$5,400$99,085
Bob CorkerRTN$11,100$0
John CornynRTX$9,875$0
Mike CrapoRID$0$1,000
Jim DeMintRSC$250$500
Dick DurbinDIL$45,300$128,361
John EnsignRNV$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$1,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$250,121
Al FrankenDMN$35,550$505,739
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$57,900$1,793,061
Lindsey GrahamRSC$250$7,500
Chuck GrassleyRIA$250$3,250
Kay R. HaganDNC$16,750$901,639
Tom HarkinDIA$11,750$96,758
Orrin G. HatchRUT$2,500$0
John HoevenRND$0$8,150
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,300$250
Jim InhofeROK$2,000$0
Dan InouyeDHI$400$31,400
Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,750$2,000
Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$1,250$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$13,269$106,008
John F. KerryDMA$2,700$147,423
Mark KirkRIL$9,350$44,670
Amy KlobucharDMN$18,950$298,857
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$12,500$259,140
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$56,925
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$7,450$82,100
Mike LeeRUT$2,400$0
Carl LevinDMI$1,800$125,649
Joe LiebermanICT$0$2,000
Dick LugarRIN$2,000$4,000
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$2,900$105,365
John McCainRAZ$7,800$17,500
Claire McCaskillDMO$35,200$1,427,396
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,750$26,600
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,750$117,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$24,250$269,572
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$1,400$122,258
Jerry MoranRKS$2,850$6,400
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$14,550
Patty MurrayDWA$10,866$634,920
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$36,650
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$9,150$105,494
Rand PaulRKY$3,900$0
Rob PortmanROH$4,350$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$14,750$44,350
John "Jack" ReedDRI$7,000$32,575
Harry ReidDNV$28,250$207,211
Jim RischRID$2,050$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$750$1,500
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$21,000$48,900
Marco RubioRFL$12,780$6,750
Bernie SandersIVT$2,000$255,180
Chuck SchumerDNY$7,300$113,103
Jeff SessionsRAL$7,600$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$19,790$1,257,941
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,800$0
Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$7,500
Debbie StabenowDMI$14,050$485,559
Jon TesterDMT$29,800$368,343
John ThuneRSD$500$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$23,033$0
Mark UdallDCO$37,250$348,542
Tom UdallDNM$31,560$212,217
David VitterRLA$650$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$8,800$204,926
Jim WebbDVA$0$250
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$14,700$63,057
Roger F. WickerRMS$12,700$1,000
Ron WydenDOR$12,200$29,850

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$6,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$4,000$2,700
Kelly AyotteRNH$1,750$14,750
John BarrassoRWY$0$1,000
Max BaucusDMT$1,000$60,475
Mark BegichDAK$20,650$183,972
Michael F. BennetDCO$30,850$189,679
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$19,000$41,000
Roy BluntRMO$2,200$11,900
John BoozmanRAR$9,000$1,250
Barbara BoxerDCA$18,996$1,740,752
Scott P. BrownRMA$12,725$9,950
Sherrod BrownDOH$55,100$879,766
Richard BurrRNC$0$0
Maria CantwellDWA$3,500$110,986
Ben CardinDMD$6,000$66,500
Tom CarperDDE$1,800$21,900
Bob CaseyDPA$27,200$127,283
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$15,500$21,850
Daniel CoatsRIN$4,150$0
Tom CoburnROK$0$0
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$4,250$98,704
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$5,400$99,085
Bob CorkerRTN$11,100$0
John CornynRTX$9,875$0
Mike CrapoRID$0$1,000
Jim DeMintRSC$250$500
Dick DurbinDIL$45,300$128,361
John EnsignRNV$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$1,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$250,121
Al FrankenDMN$35,550$505,739
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$57,900$1,793,061
Lindsey GrahamRSC$250$7,500
Chuck GrassleyRIA$250$3,250
Kay R. HaganDNC$16,750$901,639
Tom HarkinDIA$11,750$96,758
Orrin G. HatchRUT$2,500$0
John HoevenRND$0$8,150
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,300$250
Jim InhofeROK$2,000$0
Dan InouyeDHI$400$31,400
Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,750$2,000
Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$1,250$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$13,269$106,008
John F. KerryDMA$2,700$147,423
Mark KirkRIL$9,350$44,670
Amy KlobucharDMN$18,950$298,857
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$12,500$259,140
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$56,925
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$7,450$82,100
Mike LeeRUT$2,400$0
Carl LevinDMI$1,800$125,649
Joe LiebermanICT$0$2,000
Dick LugarRIN$2,000$4,000
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$2,900$105,365
John McCainRAZ$7,800$17,500
Claire McCaskillDMO$35,200$1,427,396
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,750$26,600
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,750$117,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$24,250$269,572
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$1,400$122,258
Jerry MoranRKS$2,850$6,400
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$14,550
Patty MurrayDWA$10,866$634,920
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$36,650
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$9,150$105,494
Rand PaulRKY$3,900$0
Rob PortmanROH$4,350$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$14,750$44,350
John "Jack" ReedDRI$7,000$32,575
Harry ReidDNV$28,250$207,211
Jim RischRID$2,050$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$750$1,500
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$21,000$48,900
Marco RubioRFL$12,780$6,750
Bernie SandersIVT$2,000$255,180
Chuck SchumerDNY$7,300$113,103
Jeff SessionsRAL$7,600$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$19,790$1,257,941
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,800$0
Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$7,500
Debbie StabenowDMI$14,050$485,559
Jon TesterDMT$29,800$368,343
John ThuneRSD$500$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$23,033$0
Mark UdallDCO$37,250$348,542
Tom UdallDNM$31,560$212,217
David VitterRLA$650$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$8,800$204,926
Jim WebbDVA$0$250
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$14,700$63,057
Roger F. WickerRMS$12,700$1,000
Ron WydenDOR$12,200$29,850

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Children's rights$506,001
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$369,168
Fiscal & tax policy$57,975

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Women's issues$7,742,721
Democratic/Liberal$4,606,444
Teachers unions$1,040,250
Minority/Ethnic Groups$781,768
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$610,278
Labor Unions$293,200
Human Rights$45,301
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