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HR 2 - Education Funding for Disadvantaged Students-Passage - National Key Vote

Jesse Jackson, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (358-67) - (Key vote)
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Title: Education Funding for Disadvantaged Students-Passage

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides over $9 billion in federal grants to school districts that have a 40 percent poverty rate among the students.

  • Provides assistance to small and rural schools with enrollments under 600 and to larger schools with school age poverty rates of at least 20 percent.
  • Allows states to use at least 30 percent of federal funds to reward schools and district personnel for improvement in student performance.
  • Calls upon public schools to remain secular, neutral, and non-ideological in their use of Title I funds.
  • Permits students to transfer from a failing school to any public school located within their school district, unless state or local law prohibits it.
  • Appropriates $5 million to ensure women have equal educational and career opportunities.
  • Increases standards for hiring classroom aides while freezing the number who can be hired.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Education Funding for Disadvantaged Students


  • William F. 'Bill' Goodling (PA - R) (Out Of Office)


  • Cass Ballenger (NC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. 'Tom' Bliley Jr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael N. 'Mike' Castle (DE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Gillmor (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Virgil H. Goode Jr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James V. 'Jim' Hansen (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard A. 'Rick' Hill (MT - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenny C. Hulshof (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William Lewis 'Bill' Jenkins (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven T. Kuykendall (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill McCollum (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Howard P. 'Buck' McKeon (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph R. 'Joe' Pitts (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Deborah D. Pryce (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Sununu (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Rudolph Wolf (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
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