Maxine Waters on Education

Last Updated : Feb 22, 2011

America Competes Act

In April of 2007, Senator Klobuchar released a press statement noting her support for the America Competes Act.

 

Higher Education Access Act

In July of 2007, Senator Klobuchar released a press statement noting her support for the Higher Education Access Act.

 

College Cost Reduction Act

In September of 2007, Senator Klobuchar released a press statement noting her support for the passage of the College Cost Reduction Act.

 

No Child Left Behind

In September of 2009, Senator Klobuchar released a press statement noting her views on No Child Left Behind.

 

Child Nutrition Promotion and School Lunch Protection Act

In March of 2010, Senator Klobuchar released a press statement noting her support for the Child Nutrition Promotion and School Lunch Protection Act.

 

American Innovation Act of 2010

In July of 2010, Senator Klobuchar released a press statement noting her support for the American Innovation Act of 2010.

 

Official Website Statements

 

Voting Record

College Cost Reduction and Access Act

The College Cost Reduction and Access Act is a significant education bill dealing largely with funding for higher education. The bill removes tuition sensitivity for Pell Grants, increases the amount available for Pell grants, Funds the Upward Bound program, establishes the TEACH Grants, reduces student loan repayment rates, sets deferments based on need and establishes some partner based grants. The bill got a great deal of support in the Senate and passed easily. Amy Klobuchar voted in favor of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

Amy Klobuchar voted in favor of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-S 3739; Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2010 - Cosponsor

Amends the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act to require: (1) states to use grants for safe and drug-free schools to collect and report information on the incidence of bullying and harassment; and (2) local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools to use subgrants to prevent and respond to incidents of bullying and harassment. Requires such LEAs or schools to: (1) notify parents and students annually of conduct prohibited in their school discipline policies, that now must include bullying and harassment; and (2) establish grievance procedures for students and parents to register complaints regarding such conduct.

Session-111; Bill Number-S 3605; America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 - Cosponsor

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 or America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Reauthorization Act of 2010

Session-110; Bill Number-S 761; America COMPETES Act - Cosponsor

A bill to invest in innovation and education to improve the competitiveness of the United States in the global economy.

Session-111; Bill Number-S 3739; Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2010 - Cosponsor

Amends the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act to require: (1) states to use grants for safe and drug-free schools to collect and report information on the incidence of bullying and harassment; and (2) local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools to use subgrants to prevent and respond to incidents of bullying and harassment. Requires such LEAs or schools to: (1) notify parents and students annually of conduct prohibited in their school discipline policies, that now must include bullying and harassment; and (2) establish grievance procedures for students and parents to register complaints regarding such conduct.

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