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    This page contains letters signed by elected officials, usually written to the President or relevant members of Congress.

01-SNDC1 on Jan 11, 2001

Letter: the Senate New Democrat Coalition letter to Pres.-Elect Bush:
Source: Senate New Democrat Coalition letter to Pres.-Elect Bush
Dear President-Elect Bush,

As members of the Senate New Democrat Coalition and the House New Democrat Coalition, our first and foremost [priority is] education reform. As you know, a bicameral group of New Democrats introduced the “3 Rs” legislation last year. The “3Rs” bill is an example of the kind of bold, innovative approach that can form the basis of a bipartisan agreement to reform our public schools and boost the opportunities of our public schools. We are also well aware that you have endorsed a similar plan. While we remain firmly opposed to the voucher portion of your proposal, we believe that there are many areas of similarity in both approaches, providing an excellent opportunity for bipartisan agreement and compromise. We intend to re-introduce the “3Rs” legislation at the earliest opportunity later this month, and we look forward to working with you.


    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: Firmly opposed to Bush’s voucher proposal (Score: -2)

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Democrats participating in 01-SNDC1

Evan Bayh s1sIN Former Democratic Senator 
Jim Davis s1sFlorida Democrat 
Cal Dooley s1sCalifornia Democrat (Until 2004) 
Bob Graham s1sFL Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004 
Tim Johnson s1sSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Mary Landrieu s1sLA Democratic Sr Senator 
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s1sAR Former Democratic Senator 
James Moran s1sVirginia Democrat (retiring 2014) 
David Adam Smith s1sWashington Democrat 



Republicans participating in 01-SNDC1



Independents participating in 01-SNDC1

Joseph Lieberman s1sCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 9
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1


















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