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  • Latest Action: Aug 01, 2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce - Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on June 04, 2008, with a roll call of 250 ayes, 164 nays, and 19 not voting.

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  • 75% of users support H.R.3021

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  • H.R.3021 has been viewed 17,898 times

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    • On September 10, 2008, by zjfelling - I cannot support this bill. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reports that this bill would cost $20.26 billion over 4 years; wouldn't this money be better served as scholarships for children in poverty. The scholarships would allow parents to choose if they would like to send their child to a private school. This would ease the strain put on public schools by decreasing the student population. We all know that students learn better in smaller classes, and this would also mean that schools would not have to spend as much money. Also, the measure in this bill that states that American Steel must be used is in effect a subsidy and will increase the already cash-deficient public school system. Instead of pumping more money into public education, we should be creating conditions for competition to exist amongst schools.

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      As noted by zjfelling, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 10, 2008, "I cannot support this bill. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reports that this bill would cost $20.26 billion over 4 years; wouldn't this money be better served as scholarships for children in poverty. The scholarships would allow parents to choose if they would like to send their child to a private school. This would ease the strain put on public schools by decreasing the student population. We all know that students learn better in smaller classes, and this would also mean that schools would not have to spend as much money. Also, the measure in this bill that states that American Steel must be used is in effect a subsidy and will increase the already cash-deficient public school system. Instead of pumping more money into public education, we should be creating conditions for competition to exist amongst schools."
    • On June 03, 2008, by rbenech - Support for this bill is complicated, I would prefer to have individual communities or states pay for the educational system they have, but the environmental obligations for creating a sustainable education system are shared by all. We MUST NOT ALLOW THESE FUNDS TO BE TIED TO EDUCATION CONTENT. As ALWAYS, federal programs are BAD where a local or state program could do better. However, if this will act as an incentive to include "green" thinking in any proposed local or state program, I'm all for it!

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      As noted by rbenech, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 03, 2008, "Support for this bill is complicated, I would prefer to have individual communities or states pay for the educational system they have, but the environmental obligations for creating a sustainable education system are shared by all. We MUST NOT ALLOW THESE FUNDS TO BE TIED TO EDUCATION CONTENT. As ALWAYS, federal programs are BAD where a local or state program could do better. However, if this will act as an incentive to include "green" thinking in any proposed local or state program, I'm all for it!"
    • On June 10, 2008, by newactivst - This bill would be GREAT for our economy and environment. You can't go wrong with this one, we would be improving the educational environment for our children, providing jobs, and saving energy. Anyone who votes against this bill should be voted out of office.

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      As noted by newactivst, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 10, 2008, "This bill would be GREAT for our economy and environment. You can't go wrong with this one, we would be improving the educational environment for our children, providing jobs, and saving energy. Anyone who votes against this bill should be voted out of office. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.3021: Citizens Protection Act of 2009 - U.S. Congress ... - June 23, 2009 by opencongress.org - Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as possible. Thanks for helping to build pub

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      As noted by opencongress.org on June 23, 2009, "Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as possible. Thanks for helping to build pub" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3021/show)
    • School Board Blog - December 07, 2008 by School Board Blog - College professors promoting open-source textbooks... Ex-treasurer jailed in theft of $65000 from West ... Teens face felony charges over computer break-ins,... HR 3021, the 21st Century Green High-Performing Pu... Powered by Blogger ...

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      As noted by School Board Blog on December 07, 2008, "College professors promoting open-source textbooks... Ex-treasurer jailed in theft of $65000 from West ... Teens face felony charges over computer break-ins,... HR 3021, the 21st Century Green High-Performing Pu... Powered by Blogger ..." (http://jaychen.blogspot.com/2008/12/mt.html)
    • School Board Blog - December 03, 2008 by School Board Blog - College professors promoting open-source textbooks... Ex-treasurer jailed in theft of $65000 from West ... Teens face felony charges over computer break-ins,... HR 3021, the 21st Century Green High-Performing Pu. ...

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      As noted by School Board Blog on December 03, 2008, "College professors promoting open-source textbooks... Ex-treasurer jailed in theft of $65000 from West ... Teens face felony charges over computer break-ins,... HR 3021, the 21st Century Green High-Performing Pu. ..." (http://jaychen.blogspot.com/2008/12/harvards-endowment-drops-8-billion-22.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • School greening project makes folks sick - June 10, 2008 by The Torrington Telegram, WY - The 21st Century Green High-Performing Public Schools Facilities Act (HR 3021), which the House of Representatives passed this week, proves my point of just ...

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      As noted by The Torrington Telegram, WY on June 10, 2008, "The 21st Century Green High-Performing Public Schools Facilities Act (HR 3021), which the House of Representatives passed this week, proves my point of just ..." (http://www.torringtontelegram.com/V2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=&story_id=1962)
    • $20 billion 'green scheme' passes House - June 10, 2008 by South Alabamian, AL - The 21st Century Green High- Performing Public School Facilities Act, HR 3021, would authorize $6.4 billion in the first year to build public schools ...

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      As noted by South Alabamian, AL on June 10, 2008, "The 21st Century Green High- Performing Public School Facilities Act, HR 3021, would authorize $6.4 billion in the first year to build public schools ..." (http://www.southalabamian.com/news/2008/0612/editorials/022.html)
    • Welch hopes bill will give $15 million boost to Vt. schools - June 05, 2008 by Barre Montpelier Times Argus, VT - The underlying bill, HR 3021 The 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act, passed the House Wednesday by a vote of 250-164. ...

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      As noted by Barre Montpelier Times Argus, VT on June 05, 2008, "The underlying bill, HR 3021 The 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act, passed the House Wednesday by a vote of 250-164. ..." (http://www.timesargus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080606/NEWS01/806060380/1002/NEWS01)
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