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EdAction in Congress July 25, 2021

House to vote next week on historic increase in education funding The fiscal outlook for the new school year is brightening as the full House prepares to vote next week on a historic investment in our nation’s students, educators and schools. Overall, U.S. Department of Education funding would increase by 41 percent next year. Key

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EdAction in Congress July 18, 2021

Voting rights is most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War “Bullies and merchants of fear and peddlers of lies are threatening the very foundation of our country,” President Biden said in an impassioned defense of voting rights at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on July 13. “We are facing the most

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EdAction in Congress July 4, 2021

President Joe Biden Addresses NEA Representative Assembly President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden thank educators across the country and rally support for administration’s economic and education agenda. Read more.         NEA President Becky Pringle calls for truth and honesty in education In an op-ed in USA Today, NEA President Becky Pringle

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EdAction in Congress June 27, 2021

Republicans block comprehensive voting rights bill, but it’s not over The For the People Act, a comprehensive bill to expand, ensure, and strengthen voting rights nationwide, failed to muster the 60-vote supermajority necessary to advance in the Senate. All 50 Democratic senators voted to bring the bill to the floor for debate and discussion while

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EdAction in Congress June 21, 2021

Senate to vote this week on For the People Act The full Senate will vote this week on the For the People Act (S. 1), the most comprehensive democracy reform bill in decades. The bill rests on three pillars: reaffirming and expanding voting rights, strengthening oversight to end big money in politics, and ensuring an