What: All Issues : Fair Taxation : Tax Breaks for Private & Religious Schools : H.R. 5203. Education Tax Break/Passage of a Bill to Provide a Public Subsidy to Private Schools. (2002 house Roll Call 371)
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H.R. 5203. Education Tax Break/Passage of a Bill to Provide a Public Subsidy to Private Schools.
house Roll Call 371     Sep 04, 2002
Progressive Position:
Nay
Progressive Result:
Win

In recent years, GOP education proposals have emphasized private-school vouchers and other proposals which provide tax breaks for families whose children attend private schools. Progressives have opposed the GOP-efforts because, in their view, taxpayer money should not be used for the benefit of private schools (tax breaks for private schools would reduce incoming revenue to U.S. Treasury that would be used for public purposes). The subject of this vote was passage of a bill which would have provide tax breaks for individuals whose children attend private schools. Progressives opposed the legislation because, in their view, improving the U.S. education system is best achieved by focusing attention on public schools rather than creating incentives for families to send their children to private schools. The legislation was considered under a suspension of House rules, a procedure which is usually reserved for non-controversial bills and requires a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The purpose of the suspension procedure is to expeditiously dispose of noncontroversial measures (suspending the rules limits the available time to debate the legislation and bars amendments). The motion to suspend the rules on the education tax break proposal failed to attract the necessary two-thirds majority vote and was defeated 213-188.

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