Federal - HR 4901

A bill to reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act, and for other purposes.

Introduced

April 12, 2016

Description

A bill to reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act, and for other purposes.

Our Position

Oppose

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 16

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  • July 14, 2016 — Placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S5099, S5151

  • July 13, 2016 — Received in the Senate and read for the first time. Congressional Record p. S5078, S5094

  • May 12, 2016Crawford, R-Ark., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.178, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E690

  • May 12, 2016Crawford, R-Ark., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.179, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E690

  • May 11, 2016S. Graves, R-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.179, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E675

  • May 11, 2016S. Graves, R-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.178, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E675

  • May 11, 2016S. Graves, R-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.174, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E675

  • May 11, 2016S. Graves, R-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.173, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E675

  • May 9, 2016 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S2622

  • May 3, 2016Duckworth, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.179, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E645

  • May 3, 2016Duckworth, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.178, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E645

  • April 29, 2016Van Hollen, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.174, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E367

  • April 29, 2016Van Hollen, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.173, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E367

  • April 29, 2016Gutierrez, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.178, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2128

  • April 29, 2016Engel, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.178, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2128

  • April 29, 2016DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.178, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2128

  • April 29, 2016Carson, D-Ind., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.178, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2128

  • April 29, 2016Tsongas, D-Mass., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.179, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H2128

  • April 29, 2016Gutierrez, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.179, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H2128

  • April 29, 2016Engel, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.179, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H2128

  • April 29, 2016DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.179, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H2128

  • April 29, 2016Carson, D-Ind., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.179, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H2128

  • April 29, 2016Lamar Smith, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.179, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2128

  • April 29, 2016Hanna, R-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.179, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2128

  • April 29, 2016House Vote 179 D.C. School Voucher Reauthorization — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) program at current funding ($60 million annually) through fiscal 2021. The bill would equally split funding between D.C. public schools, D.C. charter school expansions and the Opportunity Scholarship program. Additionally, the bill would prohibit a limitation on the number of students eligible for receiving scholarships under the program, and would repeal a section of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (PL 114-113) that limits the SOAR scholarship program to students of schools that meet certain requirements. Passed 224-181. Congressional Record p. H2127-H2128

  • April 29, 2016House Vote 178 D.C. School Voucher Reauthorization — Recommit
    Lieu, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with instructions to report back to the House immediately with an amendment that would codify exclusion from the bill's private school voucher program any eligible entity or school that discriminates against program participants or applicants on the basis of "actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity." The bill would reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) program at current funding ($60 million annually) through fiscal 2021. Motion rejected 167-228. Congressional Record p. H2126-H2127

  • April 29, 2016 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H2115-H2128

  • April 28, 2016Gutierrez, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.174, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H2094

  • April 28, 2016Gutierrez, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.173, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H2094

  • April 28, 2016R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.173, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2080

  • April 28, 2016House Vote 174 SOAR Reauthorization and Fiduciary Rule — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 706) would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4901) that would reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) program at the current authorization level ($60 million annually) through fiscal 2021 and the joint resolution (H J Res 88) that would provide for congressional disapproval and would void the Department of Labor rule relating to the "definition of the term 'Fiduciary,'" that was published on April 8, 2016, regarding standards for individuals giving retirement investment advice. Adopted 234-183. Congressional Record p. H2080-H2081

  • April 28, 2016House Vote 173 SOAR Reauthorization and Fiduciary Rule — Previous Question
    Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 706) would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4901) that would reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) program at the current authorization level ($60 million annually) through fiscal 2021 and the joint resolution (H J Res 88) that would provide for congressional disapproval and would void the Department of Labor rule relating to the "definition of the term 'Fiduciary,'" that was published on April 8, 2016, regarding standards for individuals giving retirement investment advice. Motion agreed to 231-182. Congressional Record p. H2080

  • April 27, 2016 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 706, reported to the House as a rule for HR 4901.

  • April 27, 2016Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • April 27, 2016 — House Rules Committee granted a closed rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H2047, H2065

  • April 27, 2016 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • April 25, 2016 — Reported to the House by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 114-522Congressional Record p. H1944

  • April 14, 2016 — Oversight & Government Reform Committee vote: D.C. Scholarship Program Reauthorization-Vote to Report
    Ordered reported favorably to the full House by voice vote.

  • April 14, 2016 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

    April 14, 2016 — Committee Vote: D.C. Scholarship Program Reauthorization — Vote to Report

    Reauthorize through fiscal 2021 the Opportunity Scholarship Program to help low-income students in Washington, D.C. attend a private school.

    The bill would bar the Education secretary from limiting the number of students eligible for the scholarship based on the type of school they previously attended, whether the student had participated in the program previously, or whether they participated as a member of a control group used by the Institute of Education Sciences to evaluate the program.

    The program would give priority to students who attended an elementary or secondary school identified as one of the lowest-performing schools according to D.C.'s accountability system.

    If these measures are not complied with, it would allow the Education secretary to withhold all or part of federal funds appropriated to public and charter schools in Washington, D.C.

    It also would require participating schools to be accredited or seek accreditation, employee teachers in core subjects who have a baccalaureate degree and conduct criminal background checks on school employees.

    Reauthorize through fiscal 2021 the Opportunity Scholarship Program to help low-income students in Washington, D.C. attend a private school.

    The bill would bar the Education secretary from limiting the number of students eligible for the scholarship based on the type of school they previously attended, whether the student had participated in the program previously, or whether they participated as a member of a control group used by the Institute of Education Sciences to evaluate the program.

    The program would give priority to students who attended an elementary or secondary school identified as one of the lowest-performing schools according to D.C.'s accountability system.

    If these measures are not complied with, it would allow the Education secretary to withhold all or part of federal funds appropriated to public and charter schools in Washington, D.C.

    It also would require participating schools to be accredited or seek accreditation, employee teachers in core subjects who have a baccalaureate degree and conduct criminal background checks on school employees.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House by voice vote.
  • April 14, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Rokita, (R-Ind.)
  • April 13, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Allen, (R-Ga.)Russell, (R-Okla.)Walberg, (R-Mich.)
  • April 12, 2016 — Original cosponsor(s): 12

    Blum, (R-Iowa)Foxx, (R-N.C.)Lipinski, D. (D-Ill.)
    Brat, (R-Va.)Frelinghuysen, (R-N.J.)Meadows, (R-N.C.)
    Carter, E.L. (R-Ga.)Harris, (R-Md.)Messer, (R-Ind.)
    DeSantis, (R-Fla.)Kline, J. (R-Minn.)Walker, (R-N.C.)
  • April 12, 2016 — Read twice and referred to: House Oversight and Government Reform.Congressional Record p. H1633

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