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…

$577,967
$341,458
$36,075
$955,500
23 times as much
$7,166,710
$38,900
$11,571,318
$595,245
$279,950
$893,441
$1,026,450
$21,572,014
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$5,500$2,700
Kelly AyotteRNH$1,750$12,500
John BarrassoRWY$0$1,000
Max BaucusDMT$1,000$144,350
Mark BegichDAK$20,962$373,365
Michael F. BennetDCO$52,650$255,143
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$21,400$36,000
Roy BluntRMO$1,700$8,900
John BoozmanRAR$9,850$1,250
Barbara BoxerDCA$18,196$1,956,018
Scott P. BrownRMA$12,525$9,950
Sherrod BrownDOH$61,900$889,966
Richard BurrRNC$0$0
Maria CantwellDWA$3,000$185,965
Ben CardinDMD$6,000$68,000
Tom CarperDDE$1,800$21,900
Bob CaseyDPA$23,400$130,133
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$15,500$16,250
Daniel CoatsRIN$4,150$0
Tom CoburnROK$0$250
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$4,250$98,879
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$2,000
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$5,150$61,195
Bob CorkerRTN$11,100$0
John CornynRTX$9,375$9,200
Mike CrapoRID$0$10,200
Jim DeMintRSC$250$500
Dick DurbinDIL$43,700$218,861
John EnsignRNV$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$1,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$251,121
Al FrankenDMN$34,912$1,138,185
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$45,750$1,838,814
Lindsey GrahamRSC$2,250$11,900
Chuck GrassleyRIA$250$3,250
Kay R. HaganDNC$16,478$2,362,726
Tom HarkinDIA$11,250$158,508
Orrin G. HatchRUT$2,500$0
John HoevenRND$0$7,400
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,300$250
Jim InhofeROK$1,500$2,400
Dan InouyeDHI$400$43,650
Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,750$2,000
Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$1,000$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$15,519$336,517
John F. KerryDMA$2,700$408,509
Mark KirkRIL$9,350$46,820
Amy KlobucharDMN$19,950$303,657
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$16,850$351,522
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$384,800
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$7,450$102,575
Mike LeeRUT$2,400$0
Carl LevinDMI$1,800$223,293
Joe LiebermanICT$0$2,000
Dick LugarRIN$2,000$4,000
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$2,400$103,665
John McCainRAZ$2,800$17,500
Claire McCaskillDMO$36,000$1,432,108
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,750$21,450
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,750$115,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$30,078$552,463
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$1,400$116,642
Jerry MoranRKS$2,500$5,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$25,050
Patty MurrayDWA$17,816$678,245
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$36,650
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$7,650$113,494
Rand PaulRKY$3,150$0
Rob PortmanROH$4,350$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$19,000$77,050
John "Jack" ReedDRI$9,500$77,325
Harry ReidDNV$31,550$280,204
Jim RischRID$1,050$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$500$1,000
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$24,500$75,700
Marco RubioRFL$13,680$4,400
Bernie SandersIVT$2,000$286,930
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,500$143,153
Jeff SessionsRAL$2,600$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$20,102$1,389,630
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$6,200$0
Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$7,500
Debbie StabenowDMI$14,800$481,988
Jon TesterDMT$25,700$399,343
John ThuneRSD$500$3,400
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$15,733$0
Mark UdallDCO$43,912$625,742
Tom UdallDNM$31,862$556,344
David VitterRLA$200$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$7,800$1,320,309
Jim WebbDVA$0$21,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$18,500$61,807
Roger F. WickerRMS$5,000$3,300
Ron WydenDOR$12,200$33,250

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$6,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,500$2,700
Kelly AyotteRNH$1,750$12,500
John BarrassoRWY$0$1,000
Max BaucusDMT$1,000$144,350
Mark BegichDAK$20,962$373,365
Michael F. BennetDCO$52,650$255,143
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$21,400$36,000
Roy BluntRMO$1,700$8,900
John BoozmanRAR$9,850$1,250
Barbara BoxerDCA$18,196$1,956,018
Scott P. BrownRMA$12,525$9,950
Sherrod BrownDOH$61,900$889,966
Richard BurrRNC$0$0
Maria CantwellDWA$3,000$185,965
Ben CardinDMD$6,000$68,000
Tom CarperDDE$1,800$21,900
Bob CaseyDPA$23,400$130,133
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$15,500$16,250
Daniel CoatsRIN$4,150$0
Tom CoburnROK$0$250
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$4,250$98,879
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$2,000
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$5,150$61,195
Bob CorkerRTN$11,100$0
John CornynRTX$9,375$9,200
Mike CrapoRID$0$10,200
Jim DeMintRSC$250$500
Dick DurbinDIL$43,700$218,861
John EnsignRNV$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$1,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$251,121
Al FrankenDMN$34,912$1,138,185
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$45,750$1,838,814
Lindsey GrahamRSC$2,250$11,900
Chuck GrassleyRIA$250$3,250
Kay R. HaganDNC$16,478$2,362,726
Tom HarkinDIA$11,250$158,508
Orrin G. HatchRUT$2,500$0
John HoevenRND$0$7,400
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,300$250
Jim InhofeROK$1,500$2,400
Dan InouyeDHI$400$43,650
Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,750$2,000
Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$1,000$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$15,519$336,517
John F. KerryDMA$2,700$408,509
Mark KirkRIL$9,350$46,820
Amy KlobucharDMN$19,950$303,657
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$16,850$351,522
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$384,800
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$7,450$102,575
Mike LeeRUT$2,400$0
Carl LevinDMI$1,800$223,293
Joe LiebermanICT$0$2,000
Dick LugarRIN$2,000$4,000
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$2,400$103,665
John McCainRAZ$2,800$17,500
Claire McCaskillDMO$36,000$1,432,108
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,750$21,450
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,750$115,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$30,078$552,463
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$1,400$116,642
Jerry MoranRKS$2,500$5,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$25,050
Patty MurrayDWA$17,816$678,245
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$36,650
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$7,650$113,494
Rand PaulRKY$3,150$0
Rob PortmanROH$4,350$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$19,000$77,050
John "Jack" ReedDRI$9,500$77,325
Harry ReidDNV$31,550$280,204
Jim RischRID$1,050$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$500$1,000
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$24,500$75,700
Marco RubioRFL$13,680$4,400
Bernie SandersIVT$2,000$286,930
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,500$143,153
Jeff SessionsRAL$2,600$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$20,102$1,389,630
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$6,200$0
Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$7,500
Debbie StabenowDMI$14,800$481,988
Jon TesterDMT$25,700$399,343
John ThuneRSD$500$3,400
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$15,733$0
Mark UdallDCO$43,912$625,742
Tom UdallDNM$31,862$556,344
David VitterRLA$200$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$7,800$1,320,309
Jim WebbDVA$0$21,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$18,500$61,807
Roger F. WickerRMS$5,000$3,300
Ron WydenDOR$12,200$33,250

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Children's rights$577,967
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$341,458
Fiscal & tax policy$36,075

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$11,571,318
Women's issues$7,166,710
Teachers unions$1,026,450
Minority/Ethnic Groups$893,441
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$595,245
Labor Unions$279,950
Human Rights$38,900
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