EdAction in Congress

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

EdAction in Congress

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

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EdAction in Congress August 2, 2020

Congress must act NOW to stem the damage from COVID-19 Two weeks after returning from vacation, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his Senate enablers revealed their current take on COVID-19—a bill with zero chance of passing the Senate, let alone the House. Those shortcomings reflect the chaos and disarray within the GOP, and something

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EdAction in Congress July 26, 2020

Clock is ticking, yet McConnell continues to delay COVID-19 response As the new school year approaches and COVID-19 surges, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the GOP are hurting students, educators, and communities by keeping parents in limbo and schools scrambling to come up with contingency plans. McConnell refuses to take up the HEROES Act,

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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,