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HR 1995 - Teacher Empowerment Act - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Sherrod Brown voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (239-185) - (Key vote)

Title: Teacher Empowerment Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides federal funding to states in order to hire new teachers and for teacher training programs.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $2 billion per year from 2000-2004 for block grants that are given through states to to local educational agencies to hire and retain qualified teachers and to reduce class sizes.
  • Authorizes states to implement teacher testing to determine if current teachers should remain in the classrooms.
  • Creates mentoring programs for newly hired teachers.
  • Authorizes local educational agencies to use funds for teacher quality improvement and professional development, including technology training, tenure reform, and merit pay.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Teacher Empowerment Act

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Richard K. 'Dick' Armey (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Hugh Baker (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cass Ballenger (NC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William E. 'Bill' Barrett (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roy Blunt (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael N. 'Mike' Castle (DE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher Cox (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Randall H. 'Duke' Cunningham (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nathan Deal (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James W. 'Jim' DeMint (SC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay W. Dickey (AR - ) (Out Of Office)
  • David T. Dreier (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Vernon J. 'Vern' Ehlers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ernest Lee 'Ernie' Fletcher (KY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Vito J. Fossella Jr. (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William F. 'Bill' Goodling (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lindsey O. Graham (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark A. Green (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James C. 'Jim' Greenwood (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • J. Dennis 'Denny' Hastert (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter 'Wally' Herger Jr. (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard A. 'Rick' Hill (MT - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Van Hilleary (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter 'Pete' Hoekstra (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen 'Steve' Horn (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Nathan Hostettler (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John H. 'Johnny' Isakson (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • David M. McIntosh (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Suellen W. 'Sue' Myrick (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Anne Meagher Northup (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Norwood Jr. (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Peterson (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Deborah D. Pryce (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • George P. Radanovich (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Marge S. Roukema (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Edward Souder (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Talent (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Julius Caesar 'J.C.' Watts Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
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