EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress January 19, 2020

House rebukes DeVos plan to protect predatory for-profit colleges Betsy DeVos’ attempts to protect predatory for-profit colleges that have defrauded students—and to sabotage students’ ability to get debt relief from the federal government—hit a major roadblock in the U.S. House on Thursday. By a 231 to 180 vote, the House passed a resolution to block DeVos’

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress January 12, 2020

Tell your representatives to support the College Affordability Act The College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674), a comprehensive reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), has cleared the House Education and Labor Committee and is headed to the floor. NEA supports the bill and successfully advocated for expanding eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness to include adjunct and

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EdAction in Congress for December 22, 2019

Educators Score Big End-of-Year Wins NEA’S advocacy continues to make a difference for students and educators across the nation. And your activism and outreach to Members has been an integral part of that process.  Last week’s legislative achievements are proof. Below are various funding highlights, but one of our biggest achievements is the full repeal

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EdAction in Congress December 15, 2019

House to vote soon on doubling educator tax deduction The full House could vote this Tuesday on NEA-endorsed legislation that doubles the educator tax deduction and lifts the $10,000 cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction for two years to help ensure adequate funding for public education and other essential services. The Restoring

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress December 8, 2019

Tell Congress to increase Title I and IDEA in final funding bill House and Senate negotiators continue to seek agreement on a final funding bill for fiscal 2020 by Dec. 20, when the latest stopgap measure expires. NEA is pushing for significant increases like those in H.R. 2740, the education appropriations bill passed by the