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Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Patty Murray (D-WA)
Why We're Cheering

They released FY2022  Department of Education appropriations with historic increases for education that include doubling Title I funding, significantly more for IDEA, and $400 million (an increase of $370 million) for community schools.

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Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA)
Why We're Cheering

She joined NEA members for an online conversation about the Build Back Better Act and what’s happening with higher education in Congress.

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Reps. John Rutherford (R-FL), Al Lawson (D-FL), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), and John Katko (R-NY)
Why We're Cheering

They introduced the bipartisan HELPER Act (H.R. 3172) to honor teachers, firefighters, EMTs, and other first responders by creating a federal home loan program similar to the popular VA home loan program available to our nation’s veterans.

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Reps. Teresa Leger Fernández (D-NM) and Nanette Barragán (D-CA)
Why We're Cheering

They introduced the Latina Equal Pay Day Resolution to acknowledge the disparity in wages paid to Latinas and its larger impact on women, families, and the economy.

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