EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress October 17, 2021

Senate to take up Freedom to Vote Act this week The Freedom to Vote Act (S. 2747) would, among other things, create national standards so we can safely and freely cast our votes, make Election Day a public holiday, and ensure that every state offers same-day voter registration at all polling locations by 2024 (and

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress October 10, 2021

Victory! PSLF overhauled after 48,000 NEA members demand action Last week, the U.S. Department of Education announced a major overhaul of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program that means imminent relief for tens of thousands of public service workers and eventual relief for many more. PSLF was created to forgive the student debt of

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress October 2, 2022

Democrats continue work on Build Back Better Act Discussions between congressional leaders and the White House continue in an effort to advance the Build Back Better Act that is the heart of President Biden’s domestic agenda. With child care, education, health care and more, the final package has the opportunity to make a significant difference

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EdAction in Congress September 26, 2021

As schools across America crumble, Congress can come to the rescue Every student deserves to go to school in buildings that are safe and nurture their love of learning. Throughout the pandemic, educators have been calling for increased investment in our public school buildings. Now, Congress has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to pave the way.  READ

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EdAction in Congress September 19, 2021

President Biden’s plan to build back better advances in Congress President Biden’s plan to build back better continues to gather momentum as House committees finalize key portions of the legislation and provisions to cover the cost. Democrats plan to advance the legislation via the budget reconciliation process, which requires a simple majority instead of the