Federally-Funded Private and Religious School Vouchers
On Passage
House Roll Call No. 204
112nd Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 225-195 (see complete tally)
On Wednesday, March 30, the House passed, by a vote of 225-195, the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act "SOAR" (H.R. 471). This legislation, which was sponsored by Speaker of the House Boehner (R-OH), would reauthorize and expand federal funding for private and religious school vouchers in the District of Columbia. The ACLU opposed the so-called "SOAR" Act because the federal government should not send taxpayer dollars to fund, directly or indirectly, the religious education of children. Additionally, federal funds should not be used to subsidize private and religious schools that do not have to comply with many federal, state and local civil rights laws.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 204
Votes For : 225
Votes Against : 195
Not Voting : 12