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FY11 Appropriations Requests for Teach for America

Ohanian Comment: I already reported on this outrage, but the Democratic Underground picked it up and here is an easy-to-access list of the members of Congress supporting this outlay of taxpayer dollars to Teach for America--at the very moment hundreds of thousands of public school teachers are getting pink slips.

The following Members of Congress have expressed their written support for providing $50 million in federal funding to Teach For America in 2011.

House of Representatives

Rep. Robert Andrews (D-NJ)
Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV)
Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-IA)
Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL)
Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)
Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao (R-LA)
Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA)
Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO)
Rep. André Carson (D-IN)
Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)
Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO)
Rep. Stephen Cohen (D-TN)
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)
Rep. Joseph Courtney (D-CT)
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL)
Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO)
Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD)
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)
Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC)
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA)
Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA)
Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)
Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-TX)
Rep. Gene Green (D-TX)
Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ)
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)
Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT)
Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX)
Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ)
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
Rep. Henry Johnson (D-GA)
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ)
Rep. Larry Kissell (D-NC)
Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA)
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA)
Rep. Jim Marshall (D-GA)
Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA)
Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-LA)
Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-TX)
Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ)
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ)
Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ)
Rep. David Price (D-NC)
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)
Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)
Rep. Mike Ross (D-MS)
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)
Rep. Gregorio Sablan (D-MP)
Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD)
Rep. Janice Schakowsky (D-IL)
Rep. David Scott (D-GA)
Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA)
Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ)
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY)
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS)
Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY)
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)

Members of the US Senate
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL)
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA)
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT)
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC)
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)
Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD)
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI)
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT)
Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI)
Sen. Harry Reid, Majority Leader (D-NV)
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

Entity: Teach for America
Address: Teach for America, New York, NY 10018
Amount: $50,000,000
Project Title: Teach for America
Purpose: Teach for America, a national nonprofit with a demonstrated record of success, will use these funds to recruit, select, train, and provide professional development to top recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in our nationâs highest poverty communities in 38 regions across the country.

— Staff
Democratic Underground





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