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EdAction in Congress July 19, 2020

McConnell’s coronavirus bill to be unveiled this week Two months after the House took bold action and passed the HEROES Act, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is finally expected to reveal his vision for the next coronavirus bill. Initial indications are that it will provide insufficient support for education and contain multiple poison pills,

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EdAction in Congress July 12, 2020

Parents and educators say schools must reopen safely The Trump administration is pushing to reopen school buildings and college campuses even if it means violating the administration’s own safety guidelines. The president tweeted that Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for reopening safely are “very impractical things.” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she

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EdAction in Congress July 5, 2020

New COVID-19 Senate bill provides relief for students and educators As Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) ignored the resurgence of COVID-19 and shut down the Senate for two weeks, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act to help reopen schools and campuses safely and save educators’ jobs. The bill

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EdAction in Congress June 28, 2020

House takes initial steps to end police brutality The House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (S. 3912/H.R. 7120) by a bipartisan vote of 236-131 while a separate bill failed to advance in the Senate. The bill passed by the House takes initial steps to end police brutality, protect the civil rights and

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EdAction in Congress June 21, 2020

Pringle tells lawmakers 1 in 5 educators face layoffs due to COVID-19 In testimony before the House Education and Labor Committee on June 15, NEA Vice President Becky Pringle stressed the urgent need for immediate action on the next coronavirus package. In just three months, nearly half a million public education jobs have been lost