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HR 2210 - Head Start Bill - National Key Vote

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

Read statements Jesse Jackson, Jr. made in this general time period.


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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (217-216) - (Key vote)
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Title: Head Start Bill

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would reauthorize Head Start, a federal early education program meant to help low-income families.

  • $6.87 billion would be distributed to fund improvements in the Head Start program.
  • Block grants would be awarded to 8 states to run a pilot program coordinating state early education programs and Head Start programs.
  • Teacher training was also addressed, requiring half of all Head Start teachers earn a baccalaureate degree by 2008.
  • Religious organizations operating Head Start programs would be allowed use religion as a hiring factor.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Head Start Bill


  • Michael N. 'Mike' Castle (DE - R) (Out Of Office)


  • Cass Ballenger (NC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John A. Boehner (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry E. Brown Jr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Randall H. 'Duke' Cunningham (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John H. 'Johnny' Isakson (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Howard P. 'Buck' McKeon (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy F. 'Tim' Murphy (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas William 'Tom' Osborne (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ralph S. Regula (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
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