EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress September 12, 2021

Corporations and the wealthiest need to pay their fair share Translating President Biden’s plan to build back better into action includes paying for it—and that means requiring corporations and the wealthiest to pay their fair share. While the pandemic raged last year, 55 of the nation’s largest corporations paid no federal income tax on $40.5

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress August 15, 2021

Senate passes $1 trillion infrastructure bill and $3.5 trillion budget framework Immediately after passing a $1 trillion infrastructure bill supported by all 50 Democrats and 19 Republicans, the Senate passed a $3.5 trillion budget framework in a 50-49 party-line vote. Precisely how the money will be spent still needs to be determined—a process that could

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EdAction in Congress August 8, 2021

Senate is expected to take up $3.5 trillion package this week Last week, the Senate took up the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), a $1 trillion bipartisan public works bill that includes an extension of the Secure Rural Schools program, lead pipe removal, and electrified school buses. This week, following passage of the

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress August 1, 2021

Biden’s plan to build back better clears key hurdle In a major victory for the Biden administration, the Senate voted 67-32 to take up a bipartisan bill providing $1 trillion for roads, bridges, rail, transit, water and other physical infrastructure programs. The biggest federal public works bill in more than a decade, it includes an

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress July 25, 2021

House to vote next week on historic increase in education funding The fiscal outlook for the new school year is brightening as the full House prepares to vote next week on a historic investment in our nation’s students, educators and schools. Overall, U.S. Department of Education funding would increase by 41 percent next year. Key