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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

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EdAction in Congress August 9, 2020

More talk, no action on next COVID-19 package On Friday, talks between congressional and administration leaders ended with no resolution. It is unclear if or when talks will resume. As they struggled to agree on a response to the mounting damage from COVID-19, enhanced unemployment benefits for 30 million Americans expired and a moratorium that