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EdAction in Congress October 4, 2020

GOP refuses to let voters choose next Supreme Court justice Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has expressed misgivings about many vital rights and protections, including stare decisis—the rule that the Supreme Court should follow its own prior decisions, even when a justice disagrees with them. That is grave cause for

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EdAction in Congress September 27, 2020

GOP refuses to let the people decide Justice Ginsburg’s successor The day after Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state in the U.S. Capitol—the first woman and first Jewish American ever to be accorded that honor—President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill her seat on the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

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EdAction in Congress September 20, 2020

NEA mourns passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Justice Ginsburg was a woman, teacher and tenacious fighter for equal rights for women and girls. Her loss is mNEA mourns passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgore than a seat on the nine-justice Supreme Court; her loss is devastating and will be felt

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EdAction in Congress September 13, 2020

McConnell fails students and educators yet again After coming back from a month-long vacation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) failed last week to advance a “skinny” coronavirus relief package, leaving little time to regroup before the Senate adjourns until after the November elections. S. 178, the defeated bill, was an insult to the families

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EdAction in Congress August 16, 2020

Administration’s response to COVID-19 threatens Social Security and Medicare “Impasse,” said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) when asked about the status of negotiations over legislation to address the damage from COVID-19. It is unclear when—or if—negotiations will resume. Meanwhile, students and educators are suffering because of the administration’s failure to implement a coherent, comprehensive, science-based