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Cheers and Jeers

Tweet to support — or call out — this week's education winners and losers

Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Adam Schiff (D-CA)
Why We're Cheering

They reintroduced the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act (S. 1779/H.R. 3214) to ensure the gun industry is not shielded from liability if it is negligent or disregards public safety.

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Tom Udall (D-NM) and Deb Haaland (D-NM)
Why We're Cheering

They introduced the bipartisan Anti-Lunch Shaming Act (S. 1119/H.R. 2311) with 13 cosponsors in the Senate and 26 cosponsors in the House to prevent shaming students who cannot afford to pay for their meals.

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Ilhan Omar (D-MN)
Why We're Cheering

She introduced the No Shame at School Act (H.R. 3366) with 20 cosponsors to prevent shaming students who cannot afford to pay for their meals, improve the process of certifying children eligible for free or reduced-price meals, and provide retroactive funding for children deemed eligible during the school year.

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Donald McEachin (D-VA)
Why We're Cheering

He introduced the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act (H.R. 3281) to help fight voter suppression.

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Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Deb Haaland (D-NM)
Why We're Cheering

They introduced the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act (S. 1878/H.R. 3315), which would create a network of federally funded but locally run child care centers around the country and ensure that no family spends more than 7 percent of its annual income on child care.

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Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Why We're Cheering

He successfully offering an amendment to the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act that would ensure Federal Education Association members who qualify for reimbursement for moving expenses are also reimbursed for taxes on that money.

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