EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress March 7, 2021

American Rescue Plan Act heads back to the House The American Rescue Plan Act passed by the Senate is heading to the House for a final vote with NEA’s top priorities intact. The bill provides $170 billion in dedicated education funding to advance the process of safely returning to in-person instruction at K-12 school buildings.

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress February 28, 2021

COVID-19 package passes House; now it’s up to the Senate By a vote of 219-212, the House passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan proposed by President Biden. The bill provides $170 billion in dedicated education funding to advance the process of safely returning to in-person instruction at K-12 school buildings and provide institutional and

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress February 21, 2021

House set to vote on COVID-19 package The House Budget Committee has pulled together committee-approved components of President Biden’s COVID-19 package, creating a single bill that will come to the House floor this week; action could continue through the weekend. The Senate plans to take up the House-passed bill the week of March 1. Democrats

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress February 14, 2021

Key committees approve components of COVID-19 package Key components of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus and relief package advanced this week as they passed out of these House committees: Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Oversight and Reform. The next stop is the House floor the week of Feb. 22,

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress February 7, 2021

Americans support Biden’s COVID-19 package by big margins Stressing the need to act quickly, congressional Democrats laid the groundwork for passing President Biden’s COVID-19 package with a simple majority vote via the budget reconciliation process. Early Friday morning, after a chaotic process called “vote-a-rama,” the Senate voted 51-50 to advance the budget bill that will