S. 1723 (112th): Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2011


Oct 17, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on October 20, 2011.


Robert “Bob” Menéndez

Senator from New Jersey



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Last Updated: Oct 18, 2011
Length: 18 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide for teacher and first responder stabilization.

Summary (CRS)

Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Education to allocate grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 17, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 18, 2011
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 20, 2011
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1723”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


12 cosponsors (12D) (show)
Oct 20, 2011 9:55 p.m.
Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected 50/50

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 6561 (Related)
Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 25, 2012

S. 1660 (Related)
American Jobs Act of 2011

Failed Cloture
Last Action: Oct 11, 2011

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