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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.

01-HR117 on Jan 3, 2001

Bill Sponsorship: the National Improvement in Mathematics and Science Teaching Act:
Source: House Resolution Sponsorship
Title: To improve the quality and scope of science and mathematics education.
    Summary: Directs the Secretary of Education to:

  1. make grants to States for improvement and recruitment of quality teachers in science and mathematics education;

  2. make grants to States for professional development of mathematics and science teachers;

  3. establish 15 John Glenn Academies, for summer workshops and intensive, year-long fellowships for 3,000 individuals to prepare them to meet State certification requirements;

  4. establish and operate a National Clearinghouse of Best Practices to coordinate successful and proven professional development opportunities for teachers;

  5. make grants to improve science and mathematics education, and encourage more students to enter the fields of mathematics, science, and technology;

  6. make grants to promote both achievement equity and gender equity in mathematics and science education;

  7. establish a tax credit for businesses that employ science, mathematics, and technology teachers in summer fellowships related to their fields of teaching; and

  8. establish a fair market value tax deduction for charitable contributions of science, mathematics, or technology equipment to public elementary and secondary schools.


    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: Teacher development grants to improve math & science classes (Score: -1)

  • 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 01-HR117

James Barcia s1oMichigan Democrat 
Rod Blagojevich s1oIL Former Democrat Governor (2003-2009) 
David Bonior s1oMichigan Democrat 
Julia Carson s1oIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
Bud Cramer s1oAlabama Democrat (Retired 2008) 
Susan Davis s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Martin Frost s1oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois Democrat 
Rush Holt s1wNew Jersey Democrat 
Dale Kildee s1oMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Carolyn Kilpatrick s1oMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Dennis Kucinich s1oOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Tom Lantos s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008) 
Carolyn McCarthy s1oNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families 
Karen McCarthy s1oMissouri Democrat (Until 2004) 
Jim McDermott s1oWashington Democrat 
Lynn Nancy Rivers s1oMichigan Democrat 
Steven Rothman s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois Democrat 
Max Sandlin s1oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Tom Udall s1oNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008) 
Lynn Woolsey s1oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
David Wu s1oOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011) 



Republicans participating in 01-HR117

Connie Morella s1oMaryland Republican 



Independents participating in 01-HR117

Donna Christensen s1oVirgin Islands - 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 23
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1


















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