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EdAction in Congress November 22, 2020

McConnell confirms more judges, refuses to act on COVID-19 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) continues to focus on confirming conservative judges even as COVID-19 reaches new heights—nearly 12 million cases and a quarter-million deaths—and the expiration of previously enacted relief looms. Measures that expire at year’s end include the suspension of student loan payments,

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EdAction in Congress October 4, 2020

GOP refuses to let voters choose next Supreme Court justice Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has expressed misgivings about many vital rights and protections, including stare decisis—the rule that the Supreme Court should follow its own prior decisions, even when a justice disagrees with them. That is grave cause for

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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