S. 227 - Strengthening Education Through Research Act

Education. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to strengthen the Federal education research system to make research and evaluations more timely and relevant to State and local needs in order to increase student achievement. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on December 16, 2015 
Amendments:
1 proposed amendment. 1 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

by voice vote on December 17, 2015.

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Strengthening Education Through Research Act

S. 227 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to strengthen the Federal education research system to make research and evaluations more timely and relevant to State and local needs in order to increase student achievement. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to strengthen the Federal education research system to make research and evaluations more timely and relevant to State and local needs in order to increase student achievement.
Other Titles
  • Strengthening Education through Research Act
  • Strengthening Education through Research Act
  • Strengthening Education through Research Act
  • Strengthening Education through Research Act
Sponsor
Lamar Alexander
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Education
  • Academic performance and assessments
  • Adult education and literacy
  • Advisory bodies
  • Census and government statistics
  • Congressional oversight
  • Education programs funding
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Government information and archives
  • Higher education
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Libraries and archives
  • Minority education
  • Preschool education
  • Public-private cooperation
  • Research administration and funding
  • Research and development
  • Right of privacy
  • School administration
  • Special education
  • Student records
  • Teaching, teachers, curricula
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    Major Actions
    Introduced1/21/2015
    Referred to Committee
    Amendments (1 proposed)
    Senate12/17/2015
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.12/17/2015 by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2933 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.12/17/2015 by voice vote
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced1/21/2015
    1/21/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
    1/21/2015Introduced in Senate
    2/04/2015Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Alexander without amendment. Without written report.
    Put on a legislative calendar2/04/2015Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 13.
    12/17/2015Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage12/17/2015Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
    select this voteVote12/17/2015Amendment SA 2933 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
    12/17/2015
    12/17/2015Senate amendment submitted
    12/17/2015Senate amendment proposed (on the floor): Amendment SA 2933 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Alexander.
    12/17/2015Senate amendment agreed to: Amendment SA 2933 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
    12/17/2015Amendment SA 2933 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Alexander. (consideration: CR S8831) In the nature of a substitute.
    12/18/2015Received in the House.
    12/18/2015Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    12/18/2015Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
    select this voteS. Amdt. 2933Alexander, Lamar [R-TN]December 17, 2015Passed by voice vote on December 16, 2015.

    In the nature of a substitute.

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    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    supported this bill

    $842,191
    $8,250,935
    $9,093,126
    61% more
    $14,631,643
    $14,631,643

    opposed this bill

    2 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Strengthening Education Through Research Act: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

    2 organizations supported this bill

    American Association of University Women
    Maatz, Lisa M. (2015, February 24). Support STEM Education Act of 2015 (H.R.1020) and Strengthening Education Through Research Act (S.227). Retrieved April 8, 2015, from American Association of University Women.
    Knowledge Alliance
    McLaughlin, Michele (2015, January 23). Knowledge Alliance Letter of Support for ESRA. Retrieved February 25, 2015, from Knowledge Alliance.

    1 organization opposed this bill

    American Principles in Action
    American Principles in Action (2015, February 24). Conservative Group Urges Congress to Oppose ‘Social and Emotional’ Student Data Collection Bill. Retrieved February 25, 2015, from American Principles in Action.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$7,200$18,050Yes
    Kelly AyotteRNH$39,834$369,382Yes
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$933,669$0Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$0$18,900Yes
    Michael F. BennetDCO$41,870$0Yes
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$12,850$0Yes
    Roy BluntRMO$2,750$130,836Yes
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$15,430$6,100Yes
    John BoozmanRAR$350$20,232Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$750$0Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$425,859$0Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$4,700$134,199Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$97,615$0Yes
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$44,550$113,725Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$5,200$0Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$2,050$0Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$750$10,000Yes
    Bill CassidyRLA$7,800$303,273Yes
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$1,500Yes
    William Thad CochranRMS$250$7,250Yes
    Susan M. CollinsRME$23,900$21,650Yes
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$3,750$0Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$10,500$28,370Yes
    John CornynRTX$5,950$78,605Yes
    Tom CottonRAR$12,200$1,229,842Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$0$36,594Yes
    Ted CruzRTX$11,100$1,875,947Yes
    Steve DainesRMT$6,525$224,025Yes
    Joe DonnellyDIN$550$0Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$8,600$0Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
    Joni ErnstRIA$10,350$174,861Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$230,949$1,000Yes
    Deb FischerRNE$23,750$185,221Yes
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$8,400$1,342,999Yes
    Al FrankenDMN$12,275$0Yes
    Cory GardnerRCO$15,900$392,155Yes
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$597,786$-35Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$500$48,088Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$150,779Yes
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$2,500$21,500Yes
    Martin HeinrichDNM$21,316$0Yes
    Heidi HeitkampDND$180,888$0Yes
    Dean HellerRNV$5,000$129,337Yes
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$341,022$0Yes
    John HoevenRND$0$15,400Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$0$48,174Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,500$35,445Yes
    Ron JohnsonRWI$3,300$796,764Yes
    Tim KaineDVA$427,747$100Yes
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$1,500$0Yes
    Mark KirkRIL$1,600$207,275Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$236,209$0Yes
    James LankfordROK$5,700$142,490Yes
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$2,050$0Yes
    Mike LeeRUT$2,500$727,234Yes
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$8,500$0Yes
    Ed MarkeyDMA$30,750$0Yes
    John McCainRAZ$9,775$171,070Yes
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,208,259$0Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$17,150$228,606Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$3,250$1,000Yes
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$14,900$0Yes
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$0Yes
    Jerry MoranRKS$2,600$7,700Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$12,775$38,750Yes
    Chris MurphyDCT$19,545$0Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$439,337$0Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$6,950$0Yes
    Rand PaulRKY$50$447,992Yes
    David PerdueRGA$5,100$199,928Yes
    Gary C. PetersDMI$247,523$0Yes
    Rob PortmanROH$0$205,086Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$13,900$0Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$350$0Yes
    Jim RischRID$0$45,587Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$3,100$92,967Yes
    Mike RoundsRSD$8,296$63,381Yes
    Marco RubioRFL$13,800$850,205Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$3,850$0Yes
    Ben SasseRNE$7,153$691,801Yes
    Brian SchatzDHI$15,355$0Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$26,250$1,500Yes
    Tim ScottRSC$17,150$263,161Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$4,000Yes
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$804,319$0Yes
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$2,700Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$335,999$0Yes
    Dan SullivanRAK$5,400$596,373Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$186,951$0Yes
    John ThuneRSD$13,219$166,033Yes
    Thom TillisRNC$23,850$218,634Yes
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$5,100$1,278,152Yes
    Tom UdallDNM$15,832$2,000Yes
    David VitterRLA$0$1,500Yes
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$3,922$1,700Yes
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,671,689$2,550Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$10,083$0Yes
    Roger F. WickerRMS$0$2,000Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$20,800$0Yes

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    Legislator Filters
    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$7,200$18,050Yes
    Kelly AyotteRNH$39,834$369,382Yes
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$933,669$0Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$0$18,900Yes
    Michael F. BennetDCO$41,870$0Yes
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$12,850$0Yes
    Roy BluntRMO$2,750$130,836Yes
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$15,430$6,100Yes
    John BoozmanRAR$350$20,232Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$750$0Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$425,859$0Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$4,700$134,199Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$97,615$0Yes
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$44,550$113,725Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$5,200$0Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$2,050$0Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$750$10,000Yes
    Bill CassidyRLA$7,800$303,273Yes
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$1,500Yes
    William Thad CochranRMS$250$7,250Yes
    Susan M. CollinsRME$23,900$21,650Yes
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$3,750$0Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$10,500$28,370Yes
    John CornynRTX$5,950$78,605Yes
    Tom CottonRAR$12,200$1,229,842Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$0$36,594Yes
    Ted CruzRTX$11,100$1,875,947Yes
    Steve DainesRMT$6,525$224,025Yes
    Joe DonnellyDIN$550$0Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$8,600$0Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
    Joni ErnstRIA$10,350$174,861Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$230,949$1,000Yes
    Deb FischerRNE$23,750$185,221Yes
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$8,400$1,342,999Yes
    Al FrankenDMN$12,275$0Yes
    Cory GardnerRCO$15,900$392,155Yes
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$597,786$-35Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$500$48,088Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$150,779Yes
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$2,500$21,500Yes
    Martin HeinrichDNM$21,316$0Yes
    Heidi HeitkampDND$180,888$0Yes
    Dean HellerRNV$5,000$129,337Yes
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$341,022$0Yes
    John HoevenRND$0$15,400Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$0$48,174Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,500$35,445Yes
    Ron JohnsonRWI$3,300$796,764Yes
    Tim KaineDVA$427,747$100Yes
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$1,500$0Yes
    Mark KirkRIL$1,600$207,275Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$236,209$0Yes
    James LankfordROK$5,700$142,490Yes
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$2,050$0Yes
    Mike LeeRUT$2,500$727,234Yes
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$8,500$0Yes
    Ed MarkeyDMA$30,750$0Yes
    John McCainRAZ$9,775$171,070Yes
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,208,259$0Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$17,150$228,606Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$3,250$1,000Yes
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$14,900$0Yes
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$0Yes
    Jerry MoranRKS$2,600$7,700Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$12,775$38,750Yes
    Chris MurphyDCT$19,545$0Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$439,337$0Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$6,950$0Yes
    Rand PaulRKY$50$447,992Yes
    David PerdueRGA$5,100$199,928Yes
    Gary C. PetersDMI$247,523$0Yes
    Rob PortmanROH$0$205,086Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$13,900$0Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$350$0Yes
    Jim RischRID$0$45,587Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$3,100$92,967Yes
    Mike RoundsRSD$8,296$63,381Yes
    Marco RubioRFL$13,800$850,205Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$3,850$0Yes
    Ben SasseRNE$7,153$691,801Yes
    Brian SchatzDHI$15,355$0Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$26,250$1,500Yes
    Tim ScottRSC$17,150$263,161Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$4,000Yes
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$804,319$0Yes
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$2,700Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$335,999$0Yes
    Dan SullivanRAK$5,400$596,373Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$186,951$0Yes
    John ThuneRSD$13,219$166,033Yes
    Thom TillisRNC$23,850$218,634Yes
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$5,100$1,278,152Yes
    Tom UdallDNM$15,832$2,000Yes
    David VitterRLA$0$1,500Yes
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$3,922$1,700Yes
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,671,689$2,550Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$10,083$0Yes
    Roger F. WickerRMS$0$2,000Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$20,800$0Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Women's issues$8,250,935
    Education$842,191

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
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