or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Key Votes

HR 2616 - Charter School Expansion Act of 1998 - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Ileana Ros-Lehtinen made in this general time period.

Stages

Family

Issues

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 105-278 -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (369-50) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (367-57) - (Key vote)

Title: Charter School Expansion Act of 1998

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill to provide $100 million to fund charter schools for fiscal year 1999.

Highlights:
  • Grants priority for additional funding after the initial $51 million appropriation to states that evaluate and monitor charter schools' success at least once every five years, increase the number of successful charter schools, and allow charter schools to maintain fiscal autonomy.
  • Requires school districts applying for charter schools to have a plan for complying with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
  • Requires state education agencies to inform charter schools of available federal aid.
  • Provides allocation of federal funding to charter schools according to a formula and ensures that new charter school receive part of their funding in their first year.
  • Requires state agencies to share charter schools' best practices with local public schools.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Charter School Expansion Act of 1998

Sponsors

  • Frank Duhcan Riggs (CA - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Timothy 'Tim' Roemer (IN - ) (Out Of Office)
Back to top