The Presidential Candidates on Education

9 candidates
27 questions

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Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)
Why We're Cheering

He said he’s not inclined to support judicial nominee Steven Menashi. “My thought is, look, if he’ll treat a United States senator the way he treated us, I wonder how he would treat the people.”

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Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL)
Why We're Cheering

He offered legislation to extend $255 million in annual mandatory funding for historically black colleges and other minority-serving institutions for a two-year period.

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Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA)
Why We're Cheering

She introduced the RETAIN Teachers Act (H.R. 4342) to help attract teachers and keep them in the classroom by streamlining burdensome paperwork for programs designed to help teachers finance their education and repay student loans.

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Sens. Chris Murphy  (D-CT), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Why We're Cheering

They questioned Labor Secretary nominee Eugene Scalia sharply about his record on workplace protections, LGBTQ protections, disability discrimination, and more.

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