WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted 225 to 195 to approve legislation that would reauthorize and expand the Washington, D.C. federal private school voucher pilot program, under which millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars are funneled toward private religious schools that preach religious dogma and can discriminate against staff and students. The Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act will now head to the U.S. Senate.
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This Wednesday, March 30, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on H.R. 471, the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act. This legislation would reauthorize and expand the Washington, D.C. federal private school voucher pilot program, under which millions of U.S. Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House Judiciary Committee today approved House Concurrent Resolution 13, which would unnecessarily reaffirm the divisive term “In God We Trust” as the nation’s official motto and encourage its public display in all public buildings, public schools, and government institutions. The resolution will now be sent to the full House for a vote. Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Secular Coalition for America fully supports the Obama administration’s announcement today that it will no longer defend in court Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which is the part of the federal law defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C - The Secular Coalition for America, the leading national organization representing the interests of American nontheists, urged the U.S. Senate today to oppose efforts to re-authorize a federal voucher program that would funnel millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to Washington, D.C. students who attend private religious schools that are not subject to federal and local anti-discrimination laws. Read more »