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Votes on Education Legislation by Key Panel Members in the 105th Congress

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House Committee on Education and the Workforce*

(Votes are in favor of passage unless otherwise indicated.)
HR 3248
Dollars to the Classroom Act, would block-grant funds for 31 education programs.
212-198
Amendment to
HR 3248

Would fund elements of the Clinton education agenda.
Defeated: 215-190
HR 2846
Would bar national testing without specific congressional approval.
242-174
HR 2646
Would allow tax breaks for K-12 education expenses.
225-197
Republicans YES NO YES NO YES NO YES NO
*** Bill Goodling, Pa., chairman
Thomas E. Petri, Wis.
Marge Roukema, NJ
Harris W. Fawell, Ill., retiring No Vote No Vote
Cass Ballenger, N.C.
Bill Barrett, Neb.
Peter Hoekstra, Mich.
Howard P. (Buck) McKeon, Calif. No Vote
Michael N. Castle, Del.
Sam Johnson, Texas
James M. Talent, Mo.
James C. Greenwood, Pa.
Joe Knollenberg, Mich.
*** Frank Riggs, Calif., retiring No Vote No Vote
Lindsey O. Graham, S.C.
Mark Souder, Ind.
David M. McIntosh, Ind.
Charlie Norwood, Ga.
Ron Paul, Texas Voted "Present"**
*** Bob Schaffer, Colo.
John E. Peterson, Pa.
Fred Upton, Mich.
Nathan Deal, Ga.
Van Hilleary, Tenn.
Mike Parker, Miss., retiring No Vote No Vote
Democrats YES NO YES NO YES NO YES NO
William L. Clay, Mo., ranking No Vote No Vote
George Miller, Calif. No Vote No Vote
Dale E. Kildee, Mich.
*** Matthew G. Martinez, Calif.
Major R. Owens, N.Y.
Donald M. Payne, N.J.
Patsy T. Mink, Hawaii
Robert E. Andrews, N.J.
Tim Roemer, Ind.
Robert C. Scott, Va.
Lynn Woolsey, Calif.
Chaka Fattah, Pa.
Ruben Hinojosa, Texas
Carolyn McCarthy, N.Y.
John F. Tierney, Mass.
Ron Kind, Wis.
Loretta Sanchez, Calif. No Vote No Vote
Harold E. Ford, Jr., Tenn.
Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio
* All House members are up for re-election Nov. 3, unless they have plans to leave Congress.
** A "Present" vote indicates that the member did not take a stand on the bill.
*** Rep. Goodling sponsored HR 2846, the vote on national testing. Rep. Riggs sponsored HR 2746 on HELP scholarships. Rep. Schaffer sponsored HR 2608, the Paycheck Protection Act. Rep. Martinez sponsored amendment to HR 3248 on the Clinton education agenda.
Senate passed S1502, the proposal to offer vouchers to low-income students in Washington, D.C., on a voice vote on Nov. 9, 1997.



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