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


House to vote on Equality Act this week

The House is scheduled to vote this week on the Equality Act (H.R. 5) to give LGBTQ Americans explicit protection from discrimination in key areas of life: employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service. The bill would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act,