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S.1723 Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Oct 20, 2011 Cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 50. Record Vote Number: 177.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on October 20, 2011, with a roll call of 50 ayes, 50 nays, and 0 not voting.

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  • 77% of users support S.1723

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • A small piece of the larger jobs bill proposed by President Obama, S.1660, this bill would provide $35 billion to state and local governments to prevents layoffs of public workers and first responders. The spending would be offset with a 0.5% surtax on all income earned above $1 million.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: A small piece of the larger jobs bill proposed by President Obama, S.1660, this bill would provide $35 billion to state and local governments to prevents layoffs of public workers and first responders. The spending would be offset with a 0.5% surtax on all income earned above $1 million.

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    • National School Boards Association

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    • International Association of Fire Fighters

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    • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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    • School Social Work Association of America

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    • Communications Workers of America

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    • National Association of Police Organization, Inc.

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    • Commitee for Education Funding

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    • American Council on Education

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    • International Society for Technology in Education

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    • American Federation of Teachers

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    • National Education Association

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    • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

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    • Association For Career and Technical Education

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    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Alzheimer's Society India (ARDSI) Greater Mumbai: Music Therapy ... - April 19, 2012 by Alzheimer's Society (ARDSI) , Greater Mumbai - On September 18, 1992 the U.S. Senate passed the Music Therapy for Older Americans Act into law. They passed Bill S.1723: Special Committee on Aging: “Forever Young; Music and Aging.” Washington: U.S. Government ...

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      As noted by Alzheimer's Society (ARDSI) , Greater Mumbai on April 19, 2012, "On September 18, 1992 the U.S. Senate passed the Music Therapy for Older Americans Act into law. They passed Bill S.1723: Special Committee on Aging: “Forever Young; Music and Aging.” Washington: U.S. Government ..." (/url?q=http://ardsigreatermumbai.blogspot.com/2012/04/music-therapy-in-alzheimer-and-dementia.html&sa=U&ei=GNWST9bXDOTS2QXk2JCeBQ&ved=0CD4QmAEwBQ&usg=AFQjCNHG9P-_2bf3CORgj7gqFYZDP1BeMg)
    • Alzheimer's Society India (ARDSI) Greater Mumbai: Music Therapy ... - April 19, 2012 by Alzheimer's Society (ARDSI) , Greater Mumbai - On September 18, 1992 the U.S. Senate passed the Music Therapy for Older Americans Act into law. They passed Bill S.1723: Special Committee on Aging: “Forever Young; Music and Aging.” Washington: U.S. Government ...

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      As noted by Alzheimer's Society (ARDSI) , Greater Mumbai on April 19, 2012, "On September 18, 1992 the U.S. Senate passed the Music Therapy for Older Americans Act into law. They passed Bill S.1723: Special Committee on Aging: “Forever Young; Music and Aging.” Washington: U.S. Government ..." (/url?q=http://ardsigreatermumbai.blogspot.com/2012/04/music-therapy-in-alzheimer-and-dementia.html&sa=U&ei=hGyRT4HgJIfi2QWq9Ij5BA&ved=0CDUQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNGAfxHqDQOqWsHGDo2XqKOqJsKLFg)
    • Alzheimer's Society India (ARDSI) Greater Mumbai: Music Therapy ... - April 18, 2012 by Alzheimer's Society (ARDSI) , Greater Mumbai - On September 18, 1992 the U.S. Senate passed the Music Therapy for Older Americans Act into law. They passed Bill S.1723: Special Committee on Aging: “Forever Young; Music and Aging.” Washington: U.S. Government ...

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      As noted by Alzheimer's Society (ARDSI) , Greater Mumbai on April 18, 2012, "On September 18, 1992 the U.S. Senate passed the Music Therapy for Older Americans Act into law. They passed Bill S.1723: Special Committee on Aging: “Forever Young; Music and Aging.” Washington: U.S. Government ..." (/url?q=http://ardsigreatermumbai.blogspot.com/2012/04/music-therapy-in-alzheimer-and-dementia.html&sa=U&ei=oTqQT6_mDKPa2AX01KDqBA&ved=0CDUQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNGNrrk9WRuDOYqEvXAyddXGxK3PHw)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • LETTER: Scott Brown shows two jobs faces - March 27, 2012 by Patriot Ledger - I’m a bit confused by Sen. Scott Brown’s recent column (“Keystone pipeline was a missed opportunity,” March 16). He says his reason for supporting the controversial pipeline from Canada is “creating 20,000 shovel-ready” jobs. But given that the

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      As noted by Patriot Ledger on March 27, 2012, "I’m a bit confused by Sen. Scott Brown’s recent column (“Keystone pipeline was a missed opportunity,” March 16). He says his reason for supporting the controversial pipeline from Canada is “creating 20,000 shovel-ready” jobs. But given that the" (http://www.patriotledger.com/letters/x121055940/LETTER-Scott-Brown-shows-two-jobs-faces)
    • Broward school bus drivers complain of hostile workplace - March 06, 2012 by Sun Sentinel - Runcie and Tindall announced last month that the district would sell some equipment, analyze bus routes and make a 20 percent reduction in transportation's 1,723 employees, including some layoffs. Much of the reduction would come from a freeze ...

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      As noted by Sun Sentinel on March 06, 2012, "Runcie and Tindall announced last month that the district would sell some equipment, analyze bus routes and make a 20 percent reduction in transportation's 1,723 employees, including some layoffs. Much of the reduction would come from a freeze ..." (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/fl-broward-school-bus-drivers-20120306,0,817534.story)
    • Alabama Symphony and Augustin Hadelich: Recurring excellence - March 02, 2012 by Birmingham News - Its gutsy low double stops contrast strikingly with wistful melodies that drift high on the fingerboard. The violinist’s 1723 Strad sang with a soft glow, then full-bodied resonance, in the journey that comprises the first movement.

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      As noted by Birmingham News on March 02, 2012, "Its gutsy low double stops contrast strikingly with wistful melodies that drift high on the fingerboard. The violinist’s 1723 Strad sang with a soft glow, then full-bodied resonance, in the journey that comprises the first movement." (http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2012/03/alabama_symphony_and_augustin.html)
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