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 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.
  • 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 provisions

    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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