Federal - S 265

A bill to prevent conflicts of interest that stem from executive Government employees receiving bonuses or other compensation arrangements from nongovernment sources, from the revolving door that raises concerns about the independence of financial services regulators, and from the revolving door that casts aspersions over the awarding of Government contracts and other financial benefits.

Introduced

February 1, 2017

Description

A bill to prevent conflicts of interest that stem from executive Government employees receiving bonuses or other compensation arrangements from nongovernment sources, from the revolving door that raises concerns about the independence of financial services regulators, and from the revolving door that casts aspersions over the awarding of Government contracts and other financial benefits.

Our Position

Oppose

Commentary

NAESP and NASSP oppose S.265/H.R.691, the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE) Act. The bill would turn IDEA into a voucher program, shifting scarce public funds for special education to private institutions, which are not bound by federal and state laws to ensure accountability on staffing, programming, and personalization for students with disabilities. The bill would also reduce Impact Aid and expand the Opportunity Scholarship voucher program in the District of Columbia.

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 6

Latest Actions See More/Less

  • Feb. 10, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Whitehouse, (D-R.I.)
  • Feb. 1, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 5

    Blumenthal, (D-Conn.)Schatz, (D-Hawaii)Warren, (D-Mass.)
    Merkley, (D-Ore.)Van Hollen, (D-Md.)
  • Feb. 1, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.Congressional Record p. S594