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EdAction in Congress June 6, 2021

Senate to vote on key bills already passed by the House During the month of June, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) plans to take up several NEA-supported bills already passed by the House that address priority issues for working people and vulnerable populations. Despite repeated efforts to move these bills in a bipartisan way,

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EdAction in Congress May 30, 2022

Biden budget calls for historic hikes in education funding President Biden’s budget proposal for next year, released May 28, increases funding for the U.S. Department of Education by more than 40 percent—in percentage terms, the biggest increase for any federal agency. The proposal underscores his administration’s continuing commitment to students and educators, the backbone of

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EdAction in Congress May 23, 2021

Victory! And your advocacy helped make it happen President Biden signed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act into law on May 20. Introduced by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), it will strengthen federal efforts to address hate crimes targeting Asian-Americans in several ways: designate a Department of Justice employee to expedite the review of COVID-19 hate crimes, provide guidance

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EdAction in Congress May 16, 2021

House to vote on anti-Asian hate crime bill this week The House is scheduled to vote this week on the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act (S. 937/H.R. 1843), which passed the Senate by an overwhelming vote of 94-1 on April 22. Introduced by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), it would strengthen federal efforts to address hate crimes targeting

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EdAction in Congress May 9, 2021

President Biden and Vice President Harris have advocated for students and educators since day one. We all want our students—Black and white, Native and newcomer, Hispanic and Asian alike—to attend safe and just public schools and higher education campuses that help them pursue their dreams and fulfill their true potential. Due to the activism of