Key Votes

HR 1 - No Child Left Behind Act - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Lamar Smith voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Lamar Smith made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 107-110 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (87-10) - (Key vote)

Title: No Child Left Behind Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes $26.5 billion to update and reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, enacted in 1965.

Highlights:
  • Implements annual testing of students grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics to assess their progress and the performance of the schools they attend.
  • Holds low-achieving schools accountable for failing to demonstrate progress from year to year and prescribes improvement programs for schools which do not meet standards.
  • Provides more flexibility for states and local districts in spending federal funds.
  • Stipulates that military recruiters have guaranteed access to school premises and pupils.
  • Authorizes $1 billion in federal aid to create or enhance computer technology systems.
  • Withholds federal aid to any school district that prevents or denies students from participating in constitutionally protected prayer in public schools.
  • Withholds federal aid to any school district that denies Boy Scouts the use of school facilities but allows other youth groups to use those same facilities.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (381-41) - (Key vote)

Title: No Child Left Behind Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes $26.5 billion to update and reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, enacted in 1965.

Highlights:
  • Implements annual testing of students grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics to assess their progress and the performance of the schools they attend.
  • Holds low-achieving schools accountable for failing to demonstrate progress from year to year and prescribes improvement programs for schools which do not meet standards.
  • Provides more flexibility for states and local districts in spending federal funds.
  • Stipulates that military recruiters have guaranteed access to school premises and pupils.
  • Authorizes $1 billion in federal aid to create or enhance computer technology systems.
  • Withholds federal aid to any school district that prevents or denies students from participating in constitutionally protected prayer in public schools.
  • Withholds federal aid to any school district that denies Boy Scouts the use of school facilities but allows other youth groups to use those same facilities.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (91-8) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (384-45) - (Key vote)

Title: No Child Left Behind Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would implement testing to track students' progress and authorize an increase in overall education spending to nearly $23 billion for fiscal year 2002, and about $135 billion over the 2002-2006 period.

Highlights:
  • Implements annual testing of students grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics to assess their progress and the performance of the schools they attend.
  • Omits a provision that would have authorized issuing vouchers to students attending failing public schools who sought a transfer to a private or parochial school.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: No Child Left Behind 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)
  • Robert Laurence 'Bob' Barr Jr. (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Judy Biggert (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry Bonilla (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary Whitaker Bono Mack (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry E. Brown Jr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard M. Burr (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael N. 'Mike' Castle (DE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clarence Saxby Chambliss (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Allen 'Mac' Collins (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry Ed Combest (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John C. Cooksey (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Randall H. 'Duke' Cunningham (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nathan Deal (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Dale 'Tom' DeLay (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James W. 'Jim' DeMint (SC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David T. Dreier (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Vernon J. 'Vern' Ehlers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert L. 'Bob' Ehrlich Jr. (MD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ernest Lee 'Ernie' Fletcher (KY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Vito J. Fossella Jr. (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • George W. Gekas (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Gillmor (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Porter J. Goss (FL - ) (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)
  • Melissa A. Hart (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • J. Dennis 'Denny' Hastert (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert C. 'Robin' Hayes (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Van Hilleary (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Lee 'Dave' Hobson (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen 'Steve' Horn (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John H. 'Johnny' Isakson (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ric Keller (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James T. 'Jim' Kolbe (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven C. 'Steve' LaTourette (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Linder (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott McInnis (CO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan Miller (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Anne Meagher Northup (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Norwood Jr. (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Nussle (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas William 'Tom' Osborne (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Doug Ose (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael G. Oxley (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Peterson (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Chip' Pickering Jr. (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert J. 'Rob' Portman (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Deborah D. Pryce (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Adam H. Putnam (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • George P. Radanovich (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Marge S. Roukema (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert W. 'Bob' Schaffer (CO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward L. 'Ed' Schrock (VA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher H. Shays (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Sununu (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Sweeney (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd Tiahrt (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Traficant Jr. (OH - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Julius Caesar 'J.C.' Watts Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • W. Curtis 'Curt' Weldon (PA - R) (Out Of Office)