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  • Nominations
    Nov. 29, 2021

    Confirm Jessica Rosenworcel as permanent FCC chair

    Nov. 29, 2021
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Nov. 17, 2021

    VOTE YES on the Build Back Better Act

    Nov. 17, 2021
  • Nominations
    Nov. 16, 2021

    Confirm Rosenworcel as FCC chair

    Nov. 16, 2021
  • COVID-19
    Nov. 4, 2021

    Support the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Build Back Better Act

    Nov. 4, 2021
  • Judicial Nominations
    Nov. 3, 2021

    VOTE YES to confirm Jennifer Sung’s nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

    Nov. 3, 2021
  • Voting Rights
    Nov. 3, 2021

    NEA urges Senate to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

    Nov. 3, 2021
  • Judicial Nominations
    Oct. 21, 2021

    VOTE YES to confirm Jennifer Sung’s nomination to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

    Oct. 21, 2021
  • Voting Rights
    Oct. 20, 2021

    NEA urges Senate to pass the Freedom to Vote Act

    Oct. 20, 2021
  • Catherine Lhamon
    Oct. 19, 2021

    VOTE YES on Catherine Lhamon for Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights

    Oct. 19, 2021
  • Child Nutrition
    Oct. 7, 2021

    Coalition letter on Build Back Better on Child Nutrition

    Oct. 7, 2021
  • COVID-19
    Sept. 29, 2021

    NEA comments for Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee hearing on school reopening during COVID

    Sept. 29, 2021
  • COVID-19
    Sept. 29, 2021

    NEA comments for House Education & Labor subcommittee hearing on best practices for reopening schools

    Sept. 29, 2021
  • Workers' Rights
    Sept. 24, 2021

    NEA Letter Asking House Members to Vote YES on Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act, H.R. 3110

    Sept. 24, 2021
  • Child Nutrition
    Sept. 23, 2021

    Child nutrition coalition sign on letter

    Sept. 23, 2021
  • Higher Education
    Sept. 22, 2021

    PSLF-RFI Coalition Letter to Secretary Cardona

    Sept. 22, 2021
  • Worker's Rights
    Sept. 17, 2021

    NEA Seeks Co-Sponsors for Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act

    Sept. 17, 2021
  • Judicial Nominations
    Sept. 9, 2021

    Support Jennifer Sung’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

    Sept. 9, 2021
  • Homework Gap
    Sept. 9, 2021

    Include the SUCCESS Act in the budget reconciliation package

    Sept. 9, 2021
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Sept. 9, 2021

    NEA Comments for House Education & Labor Committee Markup of Build Back Better Act

    Sept. 9, 2021
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Sept. 8, 2021

    NEA Urges Measures to Promote Tax Fairness in Budget Reconciliation

    Sept. 8, 2021
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Aug. 24, 2021

    Letter to the House on budget resolution

    Aug. 24, 2021
  • Voting Rights
    Aug. 23, 2021

    NEA Urges House to vote YES on John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

    Aug. 23, 2021
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Aug. 10, 2021

    NEA Urges Senate to vote YES on budget resolution.

    Aug. 10, 2021
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Aug. 4, 2021

    NEA Urges Senate to vote YES on Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

    Aug. 4, 2021
  • Judicial Nominations
    Aug. 3, 2021

    58 National Organizations Support Myrna Pérez to the Second Circuit

    Aug. 3, 2021
  • Women's Rights
    Aug. 2, 2021

    NEA Urges Senate Committee to Vote YES on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (S. 1486)

    Aug. 2, 2021
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Aug. 2, 2021

    CTQ, Teach+ American Families Plan Support Letter

    Aug. 2, 2021
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Jul. 27, 2021

    NEA applauds FY2022 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill

    Jul. 27, 2021
  • Higher Education
    Jul. 26, 2021

    NEA Comments for Senate Subcommittee Hearing: Protecting Student Loan Borrowers and the Economy in Upcoming Transitions

    Jul. 26, 2021
  • Higher Education
    Jul. 26, 2021

    NEA Urges House to vote YES on Consider Teachers Act

    Jul. 26, 2021
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Jul. 14, 2021

    VOTE YES on FY2022 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill

    Jul. 14, 2021
  • Worker's Rights
    Jul. 13, 2021

    Coalition letter on pay equity

    Jul. 13, 2021
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Jul. 13, 2021

    NEA priorities for budget reconciliation package

    Jul. 13, 2021
  • Department of Education nominees
    Jul. 13, 2021

    Support Catherine Lhamon for Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights and Roberto Rodríguez for Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, both at the Department of Education

    Jul. 13, 2021
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Jul. 12, 2021

    Coalition Letter: Investing in Educators through the American Families Plan

    Jul. 12, 2021
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Jul. 2, 2021

    CTQ – FY22 American Families Plan Coalition Letter

    Jul. 2, 2021
  • Child Nutrition
    Jun. 30, 2021

    Child nutrition sign on letter

    Jun. 30, 2021
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Jun. 29, 2021

    FY2022 appropriation for D.C. voucher program

    Jun. 29, 2021
  • Higher Education
    Jun. 28, 2021

    Extend Student Loan Payment Pause” and filed under higher education

    Jun. 28, 2021
  • Voting Rights
    Jun. 22, 2021

    VOTE YES on advancing the For the People Act (S. 2093)

    Jun. 22, 2021
  • DC Statehood
    Jun. 21, 2021

    Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on D.C. statehood

    Jun. 21, 2021
  • Workers' Rights
    Jun. 15, 2021

    Hearing on Department of Labor priorities

    Jun. 15, 2021
  • Voting Rights
    Jun. 15, 2021

    LCCR – Senate Voting Rights Letter

    Jun. 15, 2021
  • Judicial Nominations
    Jun. 10, 2021

    NEA Urges Senate to Confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

    Jun. 10, 2021
  • Child Nutrition
    Jun. 10, 2021

    Comments for June 10 hearing on Child Nutrition Reauthorization

    Jun. 10, 2021
  • Women's Rights
    Jun. 8, 2021

    NEA asks Senate to vote YES on Paycheck Fairness Act of 2021

    Jun. 8, 2021
  • Child Nutrition
    Jun. 4, 2021

    NEA Seeks Co-sponsors for Universal School Meals Act of 2021, S. 1530

    Jun. 4, 2021
  • Child Nutrition
    Jun. 4, 2021

    NEA Seeks Co-sponsors for Universal School Meals Act of 2021, H.R. 3115

    Jun. 4, 2021
  • Women's Rights
    Jun. 3, 2021

    Coalition letter support the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act.

    Jun. 3, 2021
  • Worker's Rights
    May 25, 2021

    NEA Comments for Senate HELP Committee Markup of PUMP Act, S. 1658

    May 25, 2021
  • Judicial Nominations
    May 24, 2021

    VOTE YES for Kristen Clarke as Associate Attorney General for Civil Rights

    May 24, 2021
  • School Modernization
    May 24, 2021

    BASIC Coalition – School Infrastructure Letter

    May 24, 2021
  • COVID-19
    May 18, 2021

    NEA-supported provisions of the American Jobs Plan & American Families Plan

    May 18, 2021
  • Judicial Nominations
    May 18, 2021

    VOTE YES on Judge Ketanji Jackson Brown’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

    May 18, 2021
  • Worker's Rights
    May 18, 2021

    NEA Comments for Senate Committee Hearing on Paid Leave for Working Families

    May 18, 2021
  • Racial and Social Justice
    May 18, 2021

    NEA Letter Urging YES Vote on COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act and Resolution Denouncing Atlanta Shootings

    May 18, 2021
  • School Modernization
    May 13, 2021

    K-12 Organizations letter – School Infrastructure

    May 13, 2021
  • Child Nutrition
    May 12, 2021

    NEA Comments for House Subcommittee Hearing on USDA Food and Nutrition Service

    May 12, 2021
  • Women's Rights
    May 11, 2021

    NEA Letter Urging House to Pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, H.R. 1065

    May 11, 2021
  • Judicial Nominations
    May 11, 2021

    VOTE YES on Katherine Clarke for Associate Attorney General for Civil Rights

    May 11, 2021
  • Health Care
    May 11, 2021

    VOTE YES on the Mental Health Services for Students Act (H.R. 721)

    May 11, 2021
  • Voting Rights
    May 10, 2021

    NEA Letter Calling for YES Vote on For the People Act, S.1

    May 10, 2021
  • IDEA Special Education
    May 5, 2021

    NEA Asks Congress to Fulfill Funding Promise to IDEA

    May 5, 2021
  • Child Nutrition
    Apr. 30, 2021

    Sign-on letter on infrastructure

    Apr. 30, 2021
  • Child Nutrition
    Apr. 30, 2021

    Sign-on Letter on Food and Nutrition Education in Schools Act

    Apr. 30, 2021
  • Judicial Nominations
    Apr. 28, 2021

    VOTE YES on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

    Apr. 28, 2021
  • Child Nutrition
    Apr. 27, 2021

    NEA Comments for Hearing on Ending Hunger: Universal School Meals are Important Tool in the Fight

    Apr. 27, 2021
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Apr. 22, 2021

    NEA Letter Supporting Confirmation of Cindy Marten as Deputy Secretary of Education

    Apr. 22, 2021
  • Worker's Rights
    Apr. 22, 2021

    NEA Letter Supporting Confirmation of Julie Su as Deputy Secretary of Labor

    Apr. 22, 2021
  • DC Statehood
    Apr. 20, 2021

    NEA Urges YES Vote on DC Statehood Bill

    Apr. 20, 2021
  • Racial and Social Justice
    Apr. 20, 2021

    NEA Urges YES Vote on NO BAN Act, H.R. 1333

    Apr. 20, 2021
  • Higher Education
    Apr. 19, 2021

    Student Loan Tax Elimination Act support letter

    Apr. 19, 2021
  • Higher Education
    Apr. 19, 2021

    Leadership Conference – Principles for Student Loan Debt Cancellation

    Apr. 19, 2021
  • Judicial Nominations
    Apr. 15, 2021

    Vote YES on Vanita Gupta’s nomination as Associate Attorney General

    Apr. 15, 2021
  • Racial and Social Justice
    Apr. 14, 2021

    NEA Urges Senate to Pass COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, S. 937

    Apr. 14, 2021
  • Higher Education
    Apr. 13, 2021

    NCLC Coalition Letter – Borrower Defense to Sec. Cardona

    Apr. 13, 2021
  • Worker's Rights
    Apr. 13, 2021

    NEA Urges YES vote on Paycheck Fairness Act, H.R. 7

    Apr. 13, 2021
  • Racial and Social Justice
    Apr. 13, 2021

    NEA Urges YES Vote on NO BAN Act, H.R. 1333, and Commission to Study Reparation Proposals Act, H.R. 40

    Apr. 13, 2021
  • Higher Education
    Apr. 12, 2021

    NEA Comments for Senate Hearing on Student Loan Debt’s Impact on Racial Justice, Borrowers, and Economy

    Apr. 12, 2021
  • Judicial Nominations
    Apr. 12, 2021

    VOTE YES for Kristen Clarke as Associate Attorney General for Civil Rights

    Apr. 12, 2021
  • DC Statehood
    Apr. 12, 2021

    NEA Urges YES Vote on Bill to Make Nation’s Capital the 51st State, H.R. 51

    Apr. 12, 2021
  • Higher Education
    Apr. 1, 2021

    NEA PSLF Coalition Letter to Sec. Cardona

    Apr. 1, 2021
  • Higher Education
    Mar. 29, 2021

    Sign-on Letter on Pell Grants

    Mar. 29, 2021
  • LGBTQ Issues
    Mar. 26, 2021

    Congressional Testimony – Why NEA Members Support the Equality Act

    Mar. 26, 2021
  • Child Nutrition
    Mar. 25, 2021

    Sign-on letter on healthy school meals

    Mar. 25, 2021
  • Judicial Nominations
    Mar. 24, 2021

    Vote YES on Vanita Gupta’s nomination as Associate Attorney General

    Mar. 24, 2021
  • Women's Rights
    Mar. 24, 2021

    NEA Comments for Hearing Examining Long-Term Impacts of Gender Inequality in the Workplace

    Mar. 24, 2021
  • Women's Rights
    Mar. 23, 2021

    NEA Urges YES Vote on Paycheck Fairness and Pregnant Workers Fairness Acts

    Mar. 23, 2021
  • Child Nutrition
    Mar. 23, 2021

    NEA Letter to Senate Committee Outlining Principles for Child Nutrition Reauthorization

    Mar. 23, 2021
  • Voting Rights
    Mar. 22, 2021

    NEA Comments for Senate Committee Hearing on For the People Act, S. 1

    Mar. 22, 2021
  • DC Statehood
    Mar. 22, 2021

    NEA Comments Supporting Statehood Bill for Wash., DC, H.R. 51

    Mar. 22, 2021
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Mar. 22, 2021

    NEA Letter to Senate HELP Members Supporting San Diego Superintendent Cindy Marten as Deputy Education Secretary

    Mar. 22, 2021
  • Marty Walsh
    Mar. 19, 2021

    NEA Letter Supporting Confirmation of Marty Walsh as Labor Secretary

    Mar. 19, 2021
  • Xavier Becerra
    Mar. 18, 2021

    Confirm Xavier Becerra as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

    Mar. 18, 2021
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Mar. 18, 2021

    NEA Letter Supporting Bill to Avoid Automatic Cuts in Medicare and Other Programs

    Mar. 18, 2021
  • LGBTQ Issues
    Mar. 17, 2021

    NWLC – Joint Statement Supporting The Equality Actl

    Mar. 17, 2021
  • Immigration
    Mar. 17, 2021

    VOTE YES on the American Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act

    Mar. 17, 2021
  • Women's Rights
    Mar. 16, 2021

    VOTE YES on removing the deadline for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment

    Mar. 16, 2021
  • Women's Rights
    Mar. 16, 2021

    VOTE YES on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

    Mar. 16, 2021
  • Deb Haaland
    Mar. 15, 2021

    NEA Urges Confirmation of Rep. Deb Haaland as Interior Department Secretary

    Mar. 15, 2021
  • LGBTQ Issues
    Mar. 15, 2021

    NEA Comments in Support of the Equality Act, S. 393

    Mar. 15, 2021
  • Marcia Fudge
    Mar. 10, 2021

    NEA Supports Confirmation of Rep. Marcia Fudge as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

    Mar. 10, 2021
  • Gun Violence Prevention
    Mar. 9, 2021

    NEA Urges House Members to Vote YES on Bills Expanding Background Checks for Gun Sales

    Mar. 9, 2021
  • COVID-19
    Mar. 9, 2021

    VOTE YES on the American Rescue Plan Act

    Mar. 9, 2021
  • IDEA Special Education
    Mar. 9, 2021

    NCPSSERS Sign-On Letter – Save Educators Jobs Act

    Mar. 9, 2021
  • Julie Su
    Mar. 8, 2021

    NEA Urges Confirmation of Julie Su as Deputy Secretary of Labor

    Mar. 8, 2021
  • Judicial Nominations
    Mar. 8, 2021

    VOTE YES for Merrick Garland as Attorney General.

    Mar. 8, 2021
  • Worker's Rights
    Mar. 8, 2021

    NEA Urges House to Pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act

    Mar. 8, 2021
  • Judicial Nominations
    Mar. 8, 2021

    VOTE YES on Vanita Gupta for Associate Attorney General

    Mar. 8, 2021
  • COVID-19
    Mar. 5, 2021

    VOTE YES on the American Rescue Plan Act

    Mar. 5, 2021
  • Homework Gap
    Mar. 4, 2021

    Coalition Letter to Congress on the Homework Gap

    Mar. 4, 2021
  • Higher Education
    Mar. 4, 2021

    Protect Students and Taxpayers Coalition – Higher Education Data Transparency Letter

    Mar. 4, 2021
  • Higher Education
    Mar. 4, 2021

    Coalition Support Letter for Rohit Chopra CFPB

    Mar. 4, 2021
  • Police Reform
    Mar. 1, 2021

    NEA Urges YES Vote on George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021

    Mar. 1, 2021
  • Dr. Miguel Cardona, Education Secretary
    Mar. 1, 2021

    LCCR Support Letter for Dr. Miguel Cardona

    Mar. 1, 2021
  • COVID-19
    Feb. 25, 2021

    VOTE YES on the American Rescue Plan

    Feb. 25, 2021
  • Voting Rights
    Feb. 24, 2021

    NEA Urges YES Vote on For the People Act, H.R. 1

    Feb. 24, 2021
  • LGBTQ Issues
    Feb. 24, 2021

    NEA Urges YES Vote on Equality Act, H.R. 5

    Feb. 24, 2021
  • Xavier Becerra
    Feb. 23, 2021

    Confirm Xavier Becerra as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

    Feb. 23, 2021
  • Judicial Nominations
    Feb. 23, 2021

    Confirm Merrick Garland as U.S. Attorney General

    Feb. 23, 2021
  • Tom Vilsack
    Feb. 22, 2021

    NEA Urges Senate to Confirm Tom Vilsack as Agriculture Secretary

    Feb. 22, 2021
  • Impeachment of Donald Trump
    Feb. 12, 2021

    Convict Trump of inciting violence against the U.S. government

    Feb. 12, 2021
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Feb. 11, 2021

    NEA Urges Support for Aid to State, Local, and Tribal Governments

    Feb. 11, 2021
  • Dr. Miguel Cardona, Education Secretary
    Feb. 11, 2021

    LCCR’s Sign-On letter in support of Miguel Cardona’s nomination

    Feb. 11, 2021
  • Homework Gap
    Feb. 10, 2021

    Coalition letter – House E&C re E-rate funds

    Feb. 10, 2021
  • Homework Gap
    Feb. 10, 2021

    Provide $7.6 billion to address the homework gap during the pandemic

    Feb. 10, 2021
  • COVID-19
    Feb. 10, 2021

    NEA Urges Support for Working Family, Retiree Provisions in COVID Relief

    Feb. 10, 2021
  • Marty Walsh, Labor Secretary Nominee
    Feb. 10, 2021

    NEA Urges YES Vote to Confirm Marty Walsh, Labor Secretary Nominee

    Feb. 10, 2021
  • IDEA Special Education
    Feb. 10, 2021

    NASISP – Keeping Our Pact Act & Save Educator Jobs Act Support Letter

    Feb. 10, 2021
  • Dr. Miguel Cardona, Education Secretary
    Feb. 10, 2021

    NEA Asks Senate to Confirm Education Secretary Nominee, Dr. Miguel Cardona

    Feb. 10, 2021
  • COVID-19
    Feb. 10, 2021

    NEA urges House Education and Labor Committee to support COVID-19 package

    Feb. 10, 2021
  • COVID-19
    Feb. 5, 2021

    NEA Urges YES Vote on National Apprenticeship Act of 2021

    Feb. 5, 2021
  • Removal of Marjorie Taylor Greene
    Feb. 4, 2021

    Vote YES on H.Res. 72 on removing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from the education committee

    Feb. 4, 2021
  • COVID-19
    Feb. 3, 2021

    NEA Asks for Swift Passage of Bill to Provide Desperately Needed COVID-19 Aid

    Feb. 3, 2021
  • Removal of Marjorie Taylor Greene
    Feb. 2, 2021

    NEA and AFT joint letter calling for the removal of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from the education committee.

    Feb. 2, 2021
  • Higher Education
    Feb. 1, 2021

    Protect Students and Taxpayers Coalition – HEA 117th Priorities

    Feb. 1, 2021
  • Police Reform
    Jan. 29, 2021

    Biden Transition Letter – to prioritize demilitarization of law enforcement

    Jan. 29, 2021
  • Dr. Miguel Cardona, Education Secretary
    Jan. 29, 2021

    NEA Asks Senate HELP Committee to Advance Nomination of Dr. Miguel Cardona, Education Secretary-Designate

    Jan. 29, 2021
  • Child Nutrition
    Jan. 29, 2021

    Sign on Letter – Universal School Meals

    Jan. 29, 2021
  • Racial and Social Justice
    Jan. 25, 2021

    LCCR – Condemning Domestic Terrorism by White Nationalists

    Jan. 25, 2021
  • Voting Rights
    Jan. 25, 2021

    LCCR – Support letter for H.R. 1

    Jan. 25, 2021
  • Impeachment of Donald Trump
    Jan. 13, 2021

    NEA letter urging the impeachment of Donald Trump

    Jan. 13, 2021
  • 2020 Presidential Election Results
    Jan. 5, 2021

    NEA Urges Certification of 2020 Presidential Election Results

    Jan. 5, 2021

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