What: All Issues : Education, Humanities, & the Arts : General Education Funding : S. Con. Res. 23. Fiscal 2004 Budget Resolution/Vote to Reduce the Amount of Tax Cuts Contained in the Bill In Order to Increase Funding for Vocational Education. (2003 senate Roll Call 98)
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S. Con. Res. 23. Fiscal 2004 Budget Resolution/Vote to Reduce the Amount of Tax Cuts Contained in the Bill In Order to Increase Funding for Vocational Education.
senate Roll Call 98     Mar 25, 2003
Progressive Position:
Yea
Progressive Result:
Loss

President Bush has proposed new vocational education programs which will place additional demands on the technical training infrastructure. In comparison to the amount provided for vocational education programs in 2003, however, the 2004 budget resolution reduces spending for those programs by twenty-five percent. During consideration of the budget resolution, Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) offered an amendment that would have increased spending on vocational education by $3.6 billion over ten years which would have been paid for by reducing the size of the tax breaks contained in the resolution by an equivalent amount. Progressives support vocational education to insure that individuals are provided the necessary skills for the technical work upon which the country depends and therefore voted in favor of Clinton's proposal. Democrats voted unanimously in favor of the Clinton amendment but it failed on a nearly party-line 49-50 vote.

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