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Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009
American Civil Liberties Union 2008 Senate Scorecard description On Tuesday, March 10, 2009, the Senate def On Tuesday, March 10, 2009, the Senate defeated an amendment offered by Senator Ensign (R-NV) that would have continued federal funding for private and religious school vouchers in the District of Columbia by a vote of 58-39. Senator Ensign attempted to attach his amendment to the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 (H.R. 1105). The Ensign Amendment would have removed requirements in the underlying legislation that mandate congressional reauthorization and approval by the D.C. government in order for the voucher program, the nation's first and only federally-funded private and religious school program of its kind, to receive federal funding after the 2009-2010 academic year. The ACLU opposed the Ensign Amendment because the federal government should not send taxpayer dollars to fund, directly or indirectly, the religious education of children. Additionally, federal funds should not be used to subsidize private and religious schools that do not have to comply with many federal, state and local civil rights laws. ederal, state and local civil rights laws.
American Civil Liberties Union 2008 Senate Scorecard position Nay +
American Civil Liberties Union 2008 Senate Scorecard source Http://action.aclu.org/site/VoteCenter?page=voteList +
Bill of vote Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 +
Billnumber H1105 +
Chamber U.S. Senate +
Congress number 111th +
Congressnumber 111 +
Modification date
Roll call number 94 +
Scorecard vote American Civil Liberties Union 2008 Senate Scorecard +
Session number 1 +
Categories Stubs  + , Economic Policy (U.S.)  + , U.S. legislation  + , Record votes  +
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Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 + , U.S. Senate record vote 94, 111th Congress, Session 1 + Bill of vote
 

 

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