Senate rejects school vouchers
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JUNE 13, 2001

By a vote of 58 to 41, the Senate defeated an amendment to an education bill that would have let low-income children receive vouchers for private schools in three states and ten cities.

While many Democrats oppose vouchers, a number of Western conservative and Northeastern moderate Republicans provided the votes needed to kill the measure. It had been sponsored by Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.).

Senate Drops Vouchers From Education Bill (The Washington Post 6/13)