Under the guise of fighting poverty, bills have been introduced that would lead to tracking students throughout their life. Specifically HR 4174 would implement recommendations from a commission created last year which would remove the prohibition on lifelong tracking of students through college and the workforce.
The cloture vote on S2578 was defeated in the Senate by a vote of 56-43. It was introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) in response to the US Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case which found that the contraception mandate of Obamacare violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide religious freedom organization, is concerned that Senator Robert Casey, Jr. not only signed on as a co-sponsor yesterday, but voted for taking away religious freedom today.