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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-S0555 on Mar 10, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Student Non-Discrimination Act
Source: HR.998&S.555
    Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011:
  • Prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates.
  • Considers harassment to be a form of discrimination.
  • Prohibits retaliation against anyone for opposing conduct they reasonably believe to be unlawful under this Act.
  • Authorizes federal departments and agencies to enforce these prohibitions by cutting off the educational assistance of recipients found to be violating them.
  • Allows an aggrieved individual to assert a violation of this Act in a judicial proceeding and recover reasonable attorney's fees should they prevail.
  • Deems a state's receipt of federal educational assistance for a program to constitute a waiver of sovereign immunity for conduct prohibited under this Act regarding such program.

Also see the related House of Representatives bill HR0998 .


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Question 3: Comfortable with same-sex marriage Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Civil Rights
  • Headline: Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill prohibiting sexual-identity discrimination (Score: 2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 7.
  • Headline: Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools (Answer: C)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill prohibiting sexual-identity discrimination (Answer: C)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 7 on Social Issues: When you think about the rights of same-sex couples, which of the following is closest to your personal opinion?
    • A: Same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry or form any kind of civil union
    • B: Same-sex couples should be allowed to form civil unions, but not to marry in the traditional sense
    • C: Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally, with all the same rights as traditional marriages
    • D: 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-S0555

Daniel Akaka s1sHI Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring) 
Mark Begich s1sAK Democratic Jr Senator 
Michael Bennet s1sCO Democratic Jr Senator 
Jeff Bingaman s1sNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Richard Blumenthal s1sCT Democratic Sr Senator 
Barbara Boxer s1sCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Sherrod Brown s1sOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Maria Cantwell s1sWA Democratic Jr Senator 
Benjamin Cardin s1sMaryland Democrat 
Bob Casey s1sPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer 
Chris Coons s1sDE Democratic Jr Senator 
Richard Durbin s1sIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Dianne Feinstein s1sCA Democratic Sr Senator 
Al Franken s2pMN Democrat/DFL Jr Senator 
Kirsten Gillibrand s1sNew York Democrat 
Kay Hagan s1sNC Democratic Jr Senator 
Tom Harkin s1sIA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Daniel Inouye s1sHI Democratic Sr Senator 
Tim Johnson s1sSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
John Kerry s1sMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Amy Klobuchar s1sMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator 
Frank Lautenberg s1sNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Patrick Leahy s1sVT Democratic Sr Senator 
Robert Menendez s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Jeff Merkley s1sOR Democratic Jr Senator 
Barbara Mikulski s1sMD Democratic Sr Senator 
Patty Murray s1sWA Democratic Sr Senator 
Jack Reed s1sRI Democratic Sr Senator 
Charles Schumer s1sNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Jeanne Shaheen s1sNH Democratic Sr Senator 
Mark Udall s1sCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Tom Udall s1sNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008) 
Sheldon Whitehouse s1sRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general 
Ron Wyden s1sOR Democratic Sr Senator 



Republicans participating in 11-S0555



Independents participating in 11-S0555

Bernie Sanders s1sVermont Independent 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 34
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1


















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