Bills in Congress

Learn NEA’s position on pending legislation related to public education, and take action to protect our schools.

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Our Position
  • HR 4674

    A bill to amend and strengthen the Higher Education Act of 1965

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 4540

    A bill that attempts to fix problems caused by Social Security’s Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP).

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • SJ Res 54

    A joint resolution relating to a national emergency declared by the President of February 15, 2019

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 2203

    A bill to establish various bodies and policies related to border security. It also limits when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may separate a child from a parent or legal guardian.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 2214

    A bill to transfer and limit Executive Branch authority to suspend or restrict the entry of a class of aliens

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 4301

    A bill to require the Secretary of Education, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to publish an annual report on indicators of school crime and safety that includes data on school shootings, and for other purposes.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 51

    A bill to provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the Union.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 3076

    A bill to authorize the issuance of extreme risk protection orders

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1236

    A bill to support State, Tribal, and local efforts to remove access to firearms from individuals who are a danger to themselves or others pursuant to court orders for this purpose

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1186

    This bill establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD)

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 1494

    A bill that would undermine vital protections for immigrant children and their families and allow prolonged detention of children, exacerbating the humanitarian crisis on our nation’s Southern border

    Our position:
    Vote No.
  • S 1970

    A bill To secure the rights of public employees to organize, act concertedly, and bargain collectively, which safeguard the public interest and promote the free and unobstructed flow of commerce, and for other purposes

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 3463

    A bill To secure the rights of public employees to organize, act concertedly, and bargain collectively, which safeguard the public interest and promote the free and unobstructed flow of commerce, and for other purposes

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 3877

    This bill increases discretionary spending limits, suspends the debt limit, and modifies budget enforcement procedures

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 3239

    This bill imposes requirements and standards related to the care of aliens in U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection (CBP) custody

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 2733

    A bill to help curb the tragic epidemic of violence against Native American women and girls

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 227

    A bill to help curb the tragic epidemic of violence against Native American women and girls

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 582

    A bill to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour in 2024, and then index it to inflation

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 150

    A bill to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour in 2024, and then index it to inflation

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1784

    A bill to set a national standard for paid sick days to help meet the needs of working families

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 840

    A bill to set a national standard for paid sick days to help meet the needs of working families

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1185

    A bill to create a national family and medical leave insurance fund to pay workers a portion of their wages when they are unable to work for health reasons or need to care for a sick family member

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 463

    A bill to create a national family and medical leave insurance fund to pay workers a portion of their wages when they are unable to work for health reasons or need to care for a sick family member

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1605

    A bill to create a federally funded voucher program for students with parents on active military duty

    Our position:
    Vote No.
  • S 695

    A bill to create a federally funded voucher program for students with parents on active military duty

    Our position:
    Vote No.
  • HR 69

    A bill to amend ESEA to allow federal funds to follow low-income children to their public, private, or charter school

    Our position:
    Vote No.
  • HR 778

    A bill to expand school choice in the District of Columbia

    Our position:
    Vote No.
  • HR 771

    A bill to distribute federal funds for elementary and secondary education as vouchers for eligible students and repeal a rule on school nutrition standards

    Our position:
    Vote No.
  • S 145

    A bill to expand eligibility for the District of Columbia voucher program to students with disabilities and establish a pilot voucher program for military dependents

    Our position:
    Vote No.
  • S 235

    A bill to create a new allowable grant under the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program to support the development of programs that  allow teachers to assume structured leadership roles within their buildings while remaining in the classroom

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 579

    A bill to create a $2 billion grant program to reduce K-3 class sizes to a maximum of 18 students in high-poverty districts

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 969

    A bill to improve support for professional preparation of teachers, principals, librarians, and other school leaders with a focus on clinical practice

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 804

    A bill to amend ESEA to establish a mentoring program to help at-risk students make the transition from middle to high school

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1896

    A bill to amend ESEA to expand the military identifier program to include children whose parents are in the reserves or National Guard

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 784

    A bill to amend ESEA to expand the military identifier program to include children whose parents are in the reserves or National Guard

    Our position:
    Vote No.
  • HR 608

    A bill to direct the U.S. Attorney General and Secretary of Education to develop and implement best practices for occupation-specific education for school resource officers

    Our position:
    Vote No.
  • HR 981

    A bill to amend ESEA to provide more counselors and resources for struggling secondary schools

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1486

    A bill to amend ESEA to protect students from sexual abuse.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 727

    A bill to require states to end corporal punishment in schools

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1662

    A bill to give secondary schools targeted grants for assistive technology devices and services for students with autism or apraxia

    Our position:
    Vote No.
  • S 1643

    A bill to make the Secure Rural Schools program permanent by creating an endowment fund to provide stable, increasing, and reliable funding

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 155

    A bill to improve the financial literacy of secondary school students

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1693

    A bill to to help narrow the “homework gap,” require the Federal Communications Commission to make E-rate support contingent on providing wi-fi access on school buses

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 738

    A bill to to help narrow the “homework gap,” require the Federal Communications Commission to make E-rate support contingent on providing wi-fi access on school buses

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 2639

    A bill to amend ESEA to establish the Stronger Together Program to increase socioeconomic integration within schools

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 682

    A bill to restore net neutrality by reinstating Federal Communication Commission (FCC) regulations requiring internet service providers (ISPs)

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 943

    A bill to create a new grant program at the U.S. Department of Education to provide the resources and training necessary to teach our nation’s children the important lessons of the Holocaust and the horrific consequences of hate and intolerance

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1485

    A bill to Increase pre-K through grade 12 access to computer science education

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 849

    A bill to amend ESEA to increase civics education programs

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 313

    A bill to Amend ESEA American history and civics programs to require inclusion of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 2383

    A bill to prohibit using anti-terrorism funds to arm educators

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 2075

    A bill to extend the School-Based Health Centers program authorization through 2024

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 1013

    A bill to extend the School-Based Health Centers program authorization through 2024

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 861

    A bill torequire hospitals to tell patients how much they will be billed for services furnished by out-of-network doctors and other providers

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 2569

    A bill to provide $100 billion over 10 years to address the epidemic of opioid and substance abuse

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 1365

    A bill to provide $100 billion over 10 years to address the epidemic of opioid and substance abuse

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 3452

    A bill to allow children to stay with other family members if their parents are detained or deported

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 3451

    A bill to protect children affected by immigration enforcement actions

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 532

    A bill to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to use alternatives to detention for certain vulnerable immigrant populations, and for other purposes

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 1894

    A bill to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to use alternatives to detention for certain vulnerable immigrant populations, and for other purposes

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 1122

    A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 748

    A bill to repeal the 40 percent excise tax on employer-sponsored “high cost” health coverage scheduled to take effect in 2022

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 684

    A bill to repeal the 40 percent excise tax on employer-sponsored “high cost” health coverage scheduled to take effect in 2022

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 3048

    A bill to extend the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 430

    A bill to extend the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1665

    A bill to direct the National Science Foundation to support STEM education research focused on early childhood and encourage girls to engage in STEM activities, including computer science

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 737

    A bill to direct the National Science Foundation to support STEM education research focused on early childhood and encourage girls to engage in STEM activities, including computer science

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1591

    A bill to amend ESEA to provide grants to local educational agencies to encourage girls and under-represented minorities to enter STEM fields

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 1401

    A bill to establish eligibility requirements for education support professionals under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 852

    A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to address lead contamination in school drinking water

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1457

    A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to state educational agencies to modernize, renovate, or repair public school facilities

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 860

    A bill to strengthen Social Security and put it on a firm financial footing

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 269

    A bill to strengthen Social Security and put it on a firm financial footing

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HJ Res 46

    A resolution to end President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 541

    A bill to prevent taking children away from their parents at the U.S. border

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 292

    A bill to prevent taking children away from their parents at the U.S. border

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 879

    A bill  to legalize status and a path to citizenship for people in the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) programs

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 2278

    A bill to establish a skills-based immigration point system, limit family-sponsored immigration, end the diversity visa lottery, and limit the number of refugees admitted to the United State

    Our position:
    Vote No.
  • S 1103

    A bill to establish a skills-based immigration point system, limit family-sponsored immigration, end the diversity visa lottery, and limit the number of refugees admitted to the United State

    Our position:
    Vote No.
  • HR 2522

    A bill to end Flores protections for children who arrive in the United States with an undocumented parent by allowing indefinite detention of asylum-seeking families

    Our position:
    Vote No.
  • S 1303

    A bill to end Flores protections for children who arrive in the United States with an undocumented parent by allowing indefinite detention of asylum-seeking families

    Our position:
    Vote No.
  • A bill to help get legal status and a path to citizenship for Dreamers brought to this country as minors

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 6

    A bill to create legal status and a path to citizenship for Dreamers brought to this country as minors and people allowed to remain here for humanitarian reasons under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) programs

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 549

    A bill to designate Venezuela under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit nationals of Venezuela to be eligible for temporary protected status under such section, and for other purposes

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 2821

    A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain nationals of certain countries designated for temporary protected status or deferred enforced departure, and for other purposes

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 2820

    A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain individuals who are long-term United States residents and entered the United States as children, and for other purposes

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 1203

    A bill to amend the Higher Education Act to improve the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 2441

    A bill to amend the Higher Education Act to improve the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 2321

    A bill to create a universal financial aid award letter to help students and their families compare offers from different schools

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 2186

    A bill to allow students to refinance their federal student loans

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 867

    A bill to make significant reforms to hold for-profit colleges accountable to students and taxpayers

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 609

    A bill to prevent states from suspending, revoking, or denying professional and teaching licenses to borrowers who fall behind on federal student loan payments

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 752

    A bill to amend the Higher Education Act to address teacher and principal shortages, especially in rural areas and high-needs districts

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 1198

    A bill to create competitive grant program to expand opportunities for students to study abroad

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 718

    A bill to amend the Higher Education Act to expand opportunities for students to obtain college credit through dual enrollment courses

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1298

    A bill to prohibit federally funded colleges and universities from denying students admission or in-state tuition based on their immigration status

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1724

    A bill to remove barriers to make college more affordable and accessible for homeless and foster youth students

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 789

    A bill to remove barriers to make college more affordable and accessible for homeless and foster youth students

     

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 1387

    A bill to amend the Higher Education Act to improve administration of the TEACH grant program and resolve problems associated with inadvertently converting grants into loans that must be paid back with interest

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1766

    A bill to amend the Higher Education Act to require the National Center for Education Statistics to generate data on student outcomes like graduate earnings and loan repayment

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 800

    A bill to amend the Higher Education Act to require the National Center for Education Statistics to generate data on student outcomes like graduate earnings and loan repayment

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 460

    A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code to allow employers to make tax-free contributions towards their employees’ student loans

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1043

    A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code to allow employers to make tax-free contributions towards their employees’ student loans

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 1036

    A bill to create a competitive grant program to support the creation and expanded use of open college textbooks

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 2315

    A bill to require full funding of ESEA Title I, Part A and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 1172

    A bill to require full funding of ESEA Title I, Part A and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1676

    A bill to expand access to music and arts education by expanding allowable uses of Title I funding

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 885

    A bill to expand access to music and arts education by expanding allowable uses of Title I funding

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1691

    A bill to provide assistance to the immediate family of school staff killed in an act of violence while performing school duties

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HJ Res 42

    Expressing support for designating February 4-8, 2019, National School Counseling Week

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S Res 126

    A resolution expressing congressional support for designating March 25-29, 2019, Public Schools Week

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1364

    A bill to amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant and Head Start Acts to promote early learning

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 568

    A bill to amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant and Head Start Acts to promote early learning

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1971

    A house bill to take steps toward providing universal access to full-day kindergarten

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 841

    A bill to close a loophole created by the 2017 GOP tax bill that denies some federal workers full reimbursement for moving expenses

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1229

    A bill to waive the Teacher Loan Forgiveness program’s five consecutive years of service requirement for military spouses who relocate during the school year due to military orders.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 532

    A bill to waive the Teacher Loan Forgiveness program’s five consecutive years of service requirement for military spouses who relocate during the school year due to military orders

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1395

    A bill to amend ESEA to improve mental health services for students

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1861

    A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to conduct a study to determine the relationship between school start times and adolescent health, well-being, and performance

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1886

    Amend the Child Nutrition Act to provide grants for nutrition coordinators to oversee nutrition policies in local educational agencies

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1109

    A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 653

    A bill to provide grants to eligible entities to establish, expand, or support dual or concurrent enrollment programs offering career and technical education, and for other purposes

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 2651

    A bill to amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to clarify the availability and appropriateness of training for local food service personnel, and for other purposes

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 1129

    A bill to establish a Medicare-for-all national health insurance program

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1384

    A bill to establish an improved Medicare for All national health insurance program

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 521

    To amend Title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 2021

    A bill to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and to establish a congressional budget for fiscal year 2020

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1644

    A bill to restore net neutrality by reinstating Federal Communication Commission (FCC) regulations requiring internet service providers (ISPs)

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S Res 110

    Resolution keeping guns out of classrooms

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • H Res 231

    Resolution keeping guns out of classrooms

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S Res 50

    A resolution improving procedures for the consideration of nominations in the Senate.

    Our position:
    Vote No.
  • HR 1878

    To amend part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to provide full Federal funding.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1585

    A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 866

    A bill to amend part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to provide full Federal funding

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 634

    A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish tax credits to encourage individual and corporate taxpayers to contribute to scholarships for elementary and secondary students through eligible scholarship-granting organizations, and for other purposes.

    Our position:
    Vote No.
  • HR 1434

    A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish tax credits to encourage individual and corporate taxpayers to contribute to scholarships for elementary and secondary students through eligible scholarship-granting organizations, and for other purposes.

    Our position:
    Vote No.
  • S 561

    A bill to update the Voting Rights Act, first passed in 1965.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 4

    A bill to update the Voting Rights Act, first passed in 1965.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 5

    A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1

    A bill to expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 788

    A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 270

    A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 323

    A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to establish the Recognition Inspiring School Employees (RISE) Program recognizing excellence exhibited by classified school employees providing services to students in prekindergarten through high school.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 42

    A bill to require a background check for every firearm sale.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • S 266

    A bill to provide for the long-term improvement of public school facilities, and for other purposes.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 7

    A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 8

    A bill to require a background check for every firearm sale.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 141

    A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 276

    A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to establish the Recognizing Inspiring School Employees (RISE) Award Program recognizing excellence exhibited by classified school employees providing services to students in prekindergarten through high school.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 790

    This bill increases by 2.6% the rates of basic pay for federal civilian employees for 2019.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 865

    A bill to provide for the long-term improvement of public school facilities, and for other purposes.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.
  • HR 1112

    A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to strengthen the background check procedures to be followed before a Federal firearms licensee may transfer a firearm to a person who is not such a licensee.

    Our position:
    Vote Yes.

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