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Education Insider for July 28, 2019

House passes bipartisan budget bill On July 25, the House passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 (H.R. 3877), which lifts the budget caps introduced in 2011 and prevents severe cuts in non-defense discretionary (NDD) funding for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. Bipartisan support for the deal demonstrates how damaging the budget caps’ automatic cuts

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Congress moves to repeal tax on educator health plans

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By Tim Walker Last week, in a rare display of bipartisanship, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the so-called “Cadillac tax,” a 40% tax passed on “high cost” health plans as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. The vote in support of the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R.

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Education Insider for July 21, 2019

NEA Member Testifies on Recruiting and Retaining Teachers before House Committee Michael Brosnan, a Bridgeport, Conn. high school teacher and member of the Connecticut Education Association, told members of the House Committee on Education and Labor that recruiting and retaining educators is a huge challenge for several reasons-including the cost of higher education, low teacher