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Richard C. Green on Education


Voted NO on allowing School Prayer.

If the Senate were to vote on a bill that allowed for student organized prayer in school, would you support such a measure?

Green says, "The federal government has not one iota of power concerning the free expression of religious or philosophical sentiments in any school or academy, regardless of the source of its funding (unless it is a school on a military base or on some other fed"

Reference: School Prayer questionnaire; Bill issues2000-D ; vote number issues2000-D on Jul 2, 2000

UNDECIDED on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules.

This vote was a motion to invoke cloture on a bill aimed at allowing states to waive certain federal rules normally required in order to use federal school aid. [A YES vote implies support of charter schools and vouchers].

Green says, "The federal government has almost no authority over the educational process, and it has no legitimate jurisdiction over what the schools in the States may or may not do, except as regards any monies lent to the States, an"

Status: Cloture Motion Rejected Y)55; N)39; NV)6

Reference: Motion to Invoke cloture on Jeffords Amdt #31; Bill S. 280 ; vote number 1999-35 on Mar 9, 1999

Voted NO on education savings accounts.

This Conference Report approved tax-sheltered education savings accounts.

Green says, "Abolish the income tax."

Status: Conf Rpt Agreed to Y)59; N)36; NV)5

Reference: H.R. 2646 Conference Report; Bill H.R. 2646 ; vote number 1998-169 on Jun 24, 1998

Voted YES on school vouchers in DC.

This legislation would have amended the DC spending measure, imposing an unconstitutional school voucher program on the District.

Green says, "Again, the federal government has almost no constitutional jurisdiction over ba"

Status: Cloture Motion Rejected Y)58; N)41; NV)1

Reference: DC Appropriations Act; Bill S. 1156 ; vote number 1997-260 on Sep 30, 1997

Voted NO on national education standards.

Approval of national education standards.

Green says, "Goals 2000 is an unconstitutional intrusion on the res"

Status: Bill Passed Y)71; N)25; NV)4

Reference: Goals 2000: Educate America Act; Bill H.R. 1804 ; vote number 1994-34 on Feb 8, 1994

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