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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

11-HR2948 on Sep 15, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Fix America's Schools Today Act (FAST)
Source: HR2948&S1597
    Fix America's Schools Today (FAST) Act of 2011:
  • Authorizes $25 billion to carry out this title, which shall be available until Sept. 30, 2012
  • Allocates grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to modernize, renovate, or repair early learning or elementary or secondary education facilities.
  • Requires grants be allocated directly to the 100 LEAs with the largest numbers of children aged 5-17 living in poverty, to modernize, renovate, or repair such facilities.
  • Requires states to give subgrant priority to projects that comply with certain green building standards.
  • Prohibits the use of such grants for new construction or routine maintenance costs.
  • Reserves funds for a survey, by the National Center for Education Statistics, of nationwide public school construction, modernization, renovation, and repair needs.
  • Allocates grants to states to modernize, renovate, or repair existing facilities at community colleges.
  • Requires, with certain exceptions, the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in projects funded by this Act to be domestic.
  • Applies the prevailing wage rate requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act to projects assisted pursuant to this Act.

Also see the related Senate bill S1597.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Question 7: Vouchers for school choice Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Education
  • Headline: $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools (Score: -1)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 6.
  • Headline: $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools (Answer: C)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools (Answer: D)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 6 on Education: When you think about education in the US, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
    • A: School curriculums should be set entirely at a local school board level
    • B: School curriculums should be set more by local school boards than at a national level
    • C: School curriculums should be set more by national standards than at a local level
    • D: School curriculums should be set entirely at a national standardized level
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 11-HR2948

Karen Bass s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Sanford Bishop s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Earl Blumenauer s1sOregon Democrat 
Robert Brady s1sPennsylvania Democrat 
Corrine Brown s1sFlorida Democrat 
Lois Capps s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Russ Carnahan s1sMissouri Democrat 
Andre Carson s1sIndiana Democrat 
David Cicilline s1sRhode Island Democrat 
Yvette Clarke s1sNew York Democrat 
Emmanuel Cleaver s1sMissouri Democrat 
Steve Cohen s1sTennessee Democrat 
John Conyers s1sMichigan Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1sMaryland Democrat 
Danny Davis s1sIllinois Democrat 
Rosa DeLauro s2pConnecticut Democrat 
Donna Edwards s1sMaryland Democrat 
Keith Ellison s1sMinnesota Democrat 
Anna Eshoo s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Chaka Fattah s1sPennsylvania Democrat 
Bob Filner s1sCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Marcia Fudge s1sOhio Democrat 
John Garamendi s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona Democrat 
Luis Gutierrez s1sIllinois Democrat 
Janice Hahn s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s1sNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Mazie Hirono s1sHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1sIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
Hank Johnson s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Marcy Kaptur s1sOhio Democrat 
Dennis Kucinich s1sOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
John Larson s1sConnecticut Democrat 
Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Gwen Moore s1sWisconsin Democrat 
Jerrold Nadler s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1sDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
John Olver s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Nick Rahall s1sWest Virginia Democrat 
Laura Richardson s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois Democrat 
Louise Slaughter s1sNew York Democrat 
John Tierney s1sMassachusetts Democrat 
Paul Tonko s1sNew York Democrat 
Ed Towns s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Lynn Woolsey s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 



Republicans participating in 11-HR2948



Independents participating in 11-HR2948



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 46
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0


















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