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    This page contains Congressional resolutions. Resolutions indicate the topics that legislators care about, but cannot legislate about.

01-SNDC5 on Jan 23, 2001

Resolution: the Senate New Democrat Coalition Press Release:
Source: Senate New Democrat Coalition Press Release
The Public Education Reinvestment, Reinvention and Responsibility Act (Three R's) [is] the common ground from which bipartisan compromise on education reform will be successfully achieved. The Three R’s would provide public schools with significantly increased funding and flexibility, increasing federal investment in education by $35 billion over the next 5 years, and targeting most of those new dollars toward closing the persistent achievement gap between poor and more affluent students. State & local officials would be given broader latitude to decide how to allocate federal funding in order to meet the specific needs of their communities. In return, states would be required to set standards for raising academic achievement, and improve the quality of their teachers.
    The “Three R’s” bill is based on the policy recommendations by the Progressive Policy Institute:
  • Streamline our national education priorities into five goal-oriented titles, focused on:
    1. closing the achievement gap between poor and more affluent children;
    2. helping to improve teacher quality;
    3. helping immigrant students master English and meet high standards in all subjects;
    4. promoting public school choice; and
    5. stimulating innovative local initiatives
  • Create a tough new accountability system that pegs program funding to academic performance standards set by the states, and require “report cards” so that parents know how their school is performing;
  • Reward states that exceed their standards with more flexibility and bonus funding, and for the first time ever, sanction those states that chronically fail to show improvements, by cutting administrative funds;
  • Increase funding for disadvantaged students by 50%;
  • Increase funding for teacher and principal professional development by more than 100%;
  • Increase funding for immigrant students by $1 billion annually to improve English proficiency;
  • Continue to reduce class size in the early grades.


  • Topic: Education
  • Headline: Three R’s: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility

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Democrats participating in 01-SNDC5

Evan Bayh s1wIN Former Democratic Senator 
Ken Bentsen s1oTexas Democrat 
John Breaux s1oLA Former Democratic incumbent; retired 2004 
Tom Carper s1oDE Democratic Sr Senator 
Bob Clement s1oTennessee Democrat 
Bud Cramer s1oAlabama Democrat (Retired 2008) 
Jim Davis s1oFlorida Democrat 
Susan Davis s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Cal Dooley s1oCalifornia Democrat (Until 2004) 
Dianne Feinstein s1oCA Democratic Sr Senator 
Bob Graham s1oFL Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004 
Jane Harman s1oCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
Steve Israel s1oNew York Democrat 
John Kerry s1oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Ron Kind s1oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Herbert Kohl s1oWI Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Mary Landrieu s1oLA Democratic Sr Senator 
Rick Larsen s1oWashington Democrat 
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s1oAR Former Democratic Senator 
Carolyn McCarthy s1oNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families 
James Moran s1oVirginia Democrat 
Tim Roemer s1oIndiana Democrat 
Adam Schiff s1oCalifornia Democrat 
David Adam Smith s1oWashington Democrat 
Ellen Tauscher s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009) 



Republicans participating in 01-SNDC5



Independents participating in 01-SNDC5

Brad Carson s1oOK 2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative 
Joseph Lieberman s1wCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 25
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2


















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