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Reps. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Will Hurd (R-TX), John Katko (R-NY), Tom Reed (R-NY), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Greg Walden (R-OR)
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Reps. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Will Hurd (R-TX), John Katko (R-NY), Tom Reed (R-NY), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Greg Walden (R-OR) for crossing party lines to vote for the Equality Act on May 17.

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Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mike Crapo (R-ID)
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Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) for introducing the Forest Management for Rural Stability Act of 2019 (S. 1643) to provide financial certainty and stability in funding for schools and other vital services in rural counties.

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Subcommittee Chair Susan Davis (D-CA) and Ranking Member Lloyd Smucker (R-PA)
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Subcommittee Chair Susan Davis (D-CA) and Ranking Member Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) of the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment for hosting a May 22 hearing entitled, “Engines of Economic Mobility: The Critical Role of Community Colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Minority-Serving Institutions in Preparing Students for Success.”

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Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)
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Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) for emphasizing during the May 22 House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment hearing that the federal role in education, particularly in “promoting equity and safeguarding opportunities,” is important.

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Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
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Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), ranking member of the Education & Labor Committee, for saying during the May 22 House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment hearing that there is no federal role in education.

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