EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress November 21, 2021

Build Back Better Act passes House, heads for Senate The Build Back Better Act passed the House 220-211 on Friday. As NEA said in a letter urging representatives to VOTE YES on the bill, “America is at a historic juncture. We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity—a chance for meaningful action on long-ignored challenges—giving all children a

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress November 14, 2021

Build Back Better Act heads for House floor The Build Back Better Act is heading for the floor this week, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). “That is our plan to pass the bill the week of November 15,” she said at a news conference during the United Nations Climate Chance Conference in Glasgow,

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EdAction in Congress November 7, 2021

House sends infrastructure bill to Biden, advances Build Back Better Act After a marathon session that began early Friday morning and ended late in the night, the House passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by a bipartisan vote of 228-206; President Biden said he will sign it into law as soon as he receives

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EdAction in Congress October 31, 2021

Updated Build Back Better framework unveiled President Biden visited Capitol Hill on Oct. 28 and unveiled an updated framework aimed at uniting the Democratic caucus, introduced in Congress as the Build Back Better Act. The bill includes universal preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds; makes child care and college more affordable; expands access to free school

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Edaction in Congress October 24, 2021

Senate Republicans block action on voting rights—again All 50 Republican senators refused even to debate the Freedom to Vote Act (S. 2747) shaped by Sen. Joe Machin (D-WV) and a group of moderate Democrats to address shared concerns. A scaled-back version of the For the People Act (S. 1) blocked by Republicans earlier this year,