Federally-Funded Private and Religious School Vouchers (2010)
On the Amendment
Senate Roll Call No. 53
111th Congress, 2nd Session

Rejected: 42-55 (see complete tally)
On Tuesday, March 16, 2010, the Senate defeated, by a vote of 55-42, an amendment offered by Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) that would have reauthorized a private and religious school voucher program in the District of Columbia. Senator Lieberman attempted to attach his amendment to the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act (H.R.1586). The ACLU opposed the Lieberman Amendment 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: Senate Roll Call No. 53
Votes For : 42
Votes Against : 55
Not Voting : 3