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  • Judicial Nominations
    Nov. 8, 2019

    VOTE NO on Menashi for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

    Nov. 8, 2019
  • Gun Violence Prevention
    Nov. 6, 2019

    Letter to Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee Expresses Concerns on the Luke and Alex School Safety Act

    Nov. 6, 2019
  • Health Care
    Nov. 5, 2019

    Cosponsor and support the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (S. 684)

    Nov. 5, 2019
  • Higher Education
    Oct. 31, 2019

    Letters to the House Education & Labor Committee on Amendments to the College Affordability Act

    Oct. 31, 2019
  • Health Care
    Oct. 30, 2019

    VOTE YES on CRA resolution to preserve health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions

    Oct. 30, 2019
  • Higher Education
    Oct. 29, 2019

    Letter urging a YES vote on the College Affordability Act

    Oct. 29, 2019
  • Child Nutrition
    Oct. 28, 2019

    Updated NEA comments on U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed revision of categorical eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

    Oct. 28, 2019
  • Voting Rights
    Oct. 23, 2019

    Letter to the House Judiciary Committee urging a Yes vote on the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019

    Oct. 23, 2019
  • Judicial Nominations
    Oct. 22, 2019

    VOTE NO on Steven Menashi’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

    Oct. 22, 2019
  • ESP Award
    Oct. 16, 2019

    NEA’s comments on criteria for the national ESP (RISE) award

    Oct. 16, 2019
  • Child Nutrition
    Oct. 15, 2019

    NEA comments for House Education & Labor Subcommittee hearing on USDA’s proposed cuts to free school meals

    Oct. 15, 2019
  • Retirement Security
    Oct. 4, 2019

    H.R. 4540 begins to fix problems caused by Social Security’s WEP

    Oct. 4, 2019
  • Executive Nominations
    Sept. 26, 2019

    VOTE NO on Scalia for Labor Secretary

    Sept. 26, 2019
  • Department of Defense Schools (DoDEA)
    Sept. 25, 2019

    VOTE YES on S. J. Res. 54 to end Trump’s “national emergency” and preserve funding for public schools on military bases

    Sept. 25, 2019
  • Air and Water Quality in Michigan
    Sept. 25, 2019

    Comments for the record on Sept. 16 hearing, “Environmental Injustice: Exploring Inequities in Air and Water Quality in Michigan”

    Sept. 25, 2019
  • Immigration
    Sept. 25, 2019

    VOTE YES on H.R. 2203 to improve DHS transparency and oversight of its policies

    Sept. 25, 2019
  • Gun Violence Prevention
    Sept. 24, 2019

    Letter to House Judiciary Committee for hearing on assault weapons

    Sept. 24, 2019
  • NO BAN Act
    Sept. 24, 2019

    Letter to House Members for Historic Hearing Joint Committee Hearing on Trump Muslim Ban

    Sept. 24, 2019
  • Gun Violence Prevention
    Sept. 24, 2019

    Letter to Judiciary Subcommittee on Community Responses to Gun Violence in Our Cities

    Sept. 24, 2019
  • Executive Nominations
    Sept. 24, 2019

    Vote NO on Eugene Scalia’s nomination as Labor Secretary

    Sept. 24, 2019
  • Higher Education
    Sept. 19, 2019

    House Education and Labor Subcommittee hearing on Public Service Loan Forgiveness

    Sept. 19, 2019
  • Executive Nominations
    Sept. 19, 2019

    Letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee on Eugene Scalia’s Nomination as Labor Secretary

    Sept. 19, 2019
  • Gun Violence Prevention
    Sept. 18, 2019

    Vote YES on the Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act (H.R. 4301)

    Sept. 18, 2019
  • DC statehood
    Sept. 17, 2019

    Make the District of Columbia the 51st state

    Sept. 17, 2019
  • Gun Violence Prevention
    Sept. 11, 2019

    House Education and Labor Committee hearing on students impacted by gun and other violence

    Sept. 11, 2019
  • Judicial Nominations
    Sept. 10, 2019

    Oppose Steven Menashi’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

    Sept. 10, 2019
  • Rural Schools
    Sept. 10, 2019

    Cosponsor and support the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (S. 430) and the Forest Management for Rural Stability Act (S. 1643)

    Sept. 10, 2019
  • Rural Schools
    Sept. 10, 2019

    Cosponsor and support the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (H.R. 3048)

    Sept. 10, 2019
  • Gun Violence Prevention
    Sept. 10, 2019

    VOTE YES on the Keep Americans Safe Act (H.R. 1186), the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act (H.R. 1236), and the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act (H.R. 3076)

    Sept. 10, 2019
  • Immigration
    Jul. 31, 2019

    Oppose the Secure and Protect Act of 2019 (S. 1494)

    Jul. 31, 2019
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Jul. 29, 2019

    VOTE YES on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 (H.R. 3877)

    Jul. 29, 2019
  • Workers' Rights
    Jul. 29, 2019

    Support the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act (H.R. 3463)

    Jul. 29, 2019
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Jul. 25, 2019

    VOTE YES on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 (H.R. 3877)

    Jul. 25, 2019
  • Gun Violence Prevention
    Jul. 24, 2019

    Comments in connection with the July 24 hearing, “Examining State and Federal Recommendations for Enhancing School Safety Against Targeted Violence”

    Jul. 24, 2019
  • Retirement Security
    Jul. 24, 2019

    Comments submitted in connection with House hearing on Social Security 2100 Act (S. 269/H.R. 860)

    Jul. 24, 2019
  • Immigration
    Jul. 24, 2019

    VOTE YES on the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act (H.R. 3239)

    Jul. 24, 2019
  • Health Care
    Jul. 16, 2019

    VOTE YES on the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 748)

    Jul. 16, 2019
  • Workers' Rights
    Jul. 15, 2019

    VOTE YES on H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act

    Jul. 15, 2019
  • Judicial Nominations
    Jul. 11, 2019

    VOTE NO on Daniel Bress’s nomination to the U.S. Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

    Jul. 11, 2019
  • Women's Rights
    Jul. 11, 2019

    NEA supports Savanna’s Act (S. 227/H.R. 2733) to help curb violence against Native American women and girls

    Jul. 11, 2019
  • Department of Defense Schools (DoDEA)
    Jul. 11, 2019

    VOTE YES on amendment #412 to the NDAA to prevent unfair taxation of educators in DoD schools

    Jul. 11, 2019
  • Health Care
    Jul. 11, 2019

    Comments submitted for the record in connection with July 11 House hearing on childhood trauma

    Jul. 11, 2019
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Jun. 28, 2019

    Letter regarding how limitations to the state and local tax deduction (SALT) harm funding for schools and other public services

     

    Jun. 28, 2019
  • Higher Education
    Jun. 28, 2019

    Letter to Bernie Sanders thanking him for introducing the College for All Act

    Jun. 28, 2019
  • E-Rate
    Jun. 25, 2019

    VOTE YES on amendment to H.R. 3351 to stop FCC’s E-Rate proposal

    Jun. 25, 2019
  • E-Rate
    Jun. 21, 2019

    Letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai about changes to the E-Rate program, which helps provide high-speed broadband internet access across the country

    Jun. 21, 2019
  • Judicial Nominations
    Jun. 20, 2019

    Oppose any judicial nominee who refuses to affirm that Brown v. Board of Education was rightly decided

    Jun. 20, 2019
  • Judicial Nomination
    Jun. 20, 2019

    VOTE NO on Daniel Bress’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

    Jun. 20, 2019
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Jun. 19, 2019

    VOTE YES on the FY2020 “minibus” appropriations bill

    Jun. 19, 2019
  • Judicial Nominations
    Jun. 17, 2019

    VOTE NO on Matthew Kacsmaryk’s nomination to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

    Jun. 17, 2019
  • Higher Education
    Jun. 14, 2019

    Support the Consider Teachers Act of 2019, S. 1387

    Jun. 14, 2019
  • Vouchers
    Jun. 11, 2019

    NEA’s views on how FY2020 appropriations bill treats the D.C. voucher program

    Jun. 11, 2019
  • Child Nutrition
    Jun. 7, 2019

    Co-sponsor H.R. 2651, the bipartisan Improving Training for School Food Service Workers Act.

    Jun. 7, 2019
  • Immigration
    Jun. 4, 2019

    VOTE YES on the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6)

    Jun. 4, 2019
  • Immigration
    May 22, 2019

    Support the Dream Act (H.R. 2820), the American Promise Act (H.R. 2821), and the Venezuela TPS Act (H.R. 549)

    May 22, 2019
  • Judicial Nominations
    May 21, 2019

    VOTE NO on Howard Nielson’s nomination to the United States District Court for the District of Utah

    May 21, 2019
  • Judicial Nominations
    May 21, 2019

    VOTE NO on Daniel Collins’ nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

    May 21, 2019
  • Judicial Nominations
    May 15, 2019

    VOTE NO on Wendy Vitter’s nomination to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

    May 15, 2019
  • LBGTQ Issues
    May 15, 2019

    Vote YES on the Equality Act, H. R. 5

    May 15, 2019
  • Judicial Nominations
    May 14, 2019

    VOTE NO on Kenneth Lee’s nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

    May 14, 2019
  • Judicial Nominations
    May 14, 2019

    VOTE NO on Michael Truncale’s nomination to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

    May 14, 2019
  • Immigration
    May 9, 2019

    Letter to Rep. Anthony Brown is support of the Alternatives to Detention Act of 2019 (H.R. 532)

    May 9, 2019
  • Health Care
    May 8, 2019

    Letter urging the House to VOTE YES on the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act (H.R. 986)

    May 8, 2019
  • Judicial Nominations
    May 7, 2019

    VOTE NO on Michael Park’s nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

    May 7, 2019
  • LBGTQ Issues
    May 1, 2019

    VOTE YES on the Equality Act (H.R. 5)

    May 1, 2019
  • Health Care
    Apr. 17, 2019

    Expression of support for the goals of the Medicare for All Act (S. 1129) introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

    Apr. 17, 2019
  • Health Care
    Apr. 17, 2019

    Expression of support for the goals of the Medicare for All Act (H.R. 1384) introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA)

    Apr. 17, 2019
  • Higher Education
    Apr. 10, 2019

    Comments in connection with the April 10 hearing, “Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Strengthening Accountability to Protect Students and Taxpayers”

    Apr. 10, 2019
  • Retirement Security
    Apr. 10, 2019

    Comments in connection with April 10 hearing, “Comprehensive Legislative Proposals to Enhance Social Security”

    Apr. 10, 2019
  • Child Nutrition
    Apr. 10, 2019

    Comments in connection with the April 10 hearing, “Perspectives on Child Nutrition Reauthorization”

    Apr. 10, 2019
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Apr. 10, 2019

    VOTE YES on the Investing for the People Act (H.R. 2021) to lift the caps on non-defense discretionary funding (NDD) for fiscal 2020 and 2021

    Apr. 10, 2019
  • Net Neutrality
    Apr. 10, 2019

    VOTE YES on the Save the Internet Act (H.R. 1644) to restore net neutrality

    Apr. 10, 2019
  • Higher Education
    Apr. 5, 2019

    Comments for the record in connection with the April 2 hearing, “Reauthorizing HEA: Addressing Campus Sexual Assault and Ensuring Student Safety and Rights”

    Apr. 5, 2019
  • Higher Education
    Apr. 4, 2019

    Comments for the record in connection with the April 3 hearing, “Strengthening Accountability in Higher Education to Better Serve Students and Taxpayers”

    Apr. 4, 2019
  • Senate Rules Change
    Apr. 4, 2019

    VOTE NO on S. Res. 50, which would drastically limit debate on all federal district court nominees and the vast majority of executive branch nominees

    Apr. 4, 2019
  • Women's Rights
    Apr. 4, 2019

    VOTE YES on the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 1585)

    Apr. 4, 2019
  • LBGTQ Issues
    Apr. 4, 2019

    Comments for the record in connection with a hearing on the Equality Act (H.R. 5)

    Apr. 4, 2019
  • School Modernization
    Mar. 28, 2019

    Comments for the record in connection with the March 6 hearing, “Our Nation’s Crumbling Infrastructure and the Need for Immediate Action”

    Mar. 28, 2019
  • Gun Violence Prevention
    Mar. 28, 2019

    Comments for the record in connection with the March 26 hearing, “Red Flag Laws: Examining Guidelines for State Action”

    Mar. 28, 2019
  • Women's Rights
    Mar. 28, 2019

    VOTE YES on the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2019 (H.R. 7)

    Mar. 28, 2019
  • Judicial Nominations
    Mar. 12, 2019

    VOTE NO on Neomi Rao’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

    Mar. 12, 2019
  • National Emergency
    Mar. 12, 2019

    VOTE YES on H.J. Res. 46 to undo the national emergency declared by President Trump

    Mar. 12, 2019
  • Higher Education
    Mar. 12, 2019

    Comments for the record in connection with the March 12 hearing, “Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Simplifying the FAFSA and Reducing the Burden of Verification”

    Mar. 12, 2019
  • Higher Education
    Mar. 12, 2019

    Comments for the record in connection with the March 13 hearing, “The Cost of College: Student Centered Reforms to Bring Higher Education Within Reach”

    Mar. 12, 2019
  • Gun Violence Prevention
    Mar. 12, 2019

    Comments for the record in connection with the March 13 hearing, “Gun Violence Prevention and Enforcement”

    Mar. 12, 2019
  • Voting Rights
    Mar. 7, 2019

    VOTE YES on the For the People Act (H.R. 1)

    Mar. 7, 2019
  • Gun Violence Prevention
    Mar. 7, 2019

    Comments for the record in connection with the March 6 hearing, “Addressing the Public Health Emergency of Gun Violence”

    Mar. 7, 2019
  • Immigration
    Mar. 5, 2019

    Comments for the record in connection with the March 6 hearing, “Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients”

    Mar. 5, 2019
  • Judicial Nominations
    Mar. 4, 2019

    Oppose confirming Chad Readler to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

    Mar. 4, 2019
  • ESP Award
    Feb. 25, 2019

    VOTE YES on H.R. 276 to create a national award for education support professionals

    Feb. 25, 2019
  • National Emergency
    Feb. 25, 2019

    VOTE YES on the Castro resolution to undo the national emergency declared by President Trump

    Feb. 25, 2019
  • School Modernization
    Feb. 25, 2019

    VOTE YES on the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019 (H.R. 865)

    Feb. 25, 2019
  • Gun Violence Prevention
    Feb. 25, 2019

    VOTE YES on the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R. 8) and the Enhanced Background Checks Act (H.R. 1112)

    Feb. 25, 2019
  • Women's Rights
    Feb. 25, 2019

    VOTE YES on the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2019 (H.R. 7)

    Feb. 25, 2019
  • Senate Rules Change
    Feb. 13, 2019

    VOTE NO on the Lankford proposal changing Senate rules to limit debate on all federal district court nominees and the vast majority of executive branch nominees

    Feb. 13, 2019
  • Executive Nominations
    Feb. 12, 2019

    Oppose confirming William Barr as Attorney General of the United States

    Feb. 12, 2019
  • Judicial Nominations
    Feb. 11, 2019

    Oppose confirming Neomi Rao to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

    Feb. 11, 2019
  • Gun Violence Prevention
    Feb. 11, 2019

    VOTE YES on the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R. 8)

    Feb. 11, 2019
  • Executive Nominations
    Jan. 29, 2019

    Oppose confirming William Barr as Attorney General of the United States

    Jan. 29, 2019
  • Judicial Nominations
    Jan. 29, 2019

    Oppose confirming Chad Readler to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

    Jan. 29, 2019
  • Judicial Nominations
    Jan. 29, 2019

    Oppose confirming Wendy Vitter to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

    Jan. 29, 2019
  • Department of Defense Schools (DoDEA)
    Jan. 29, 2019

    VOTE YES on the Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act (H.R. 790) to bring the 2019 pay increase for civilian federal employees in line with the raise the military received

    Jan. 29, 2019
  • Education Funding and Budget
    Jan. 23, 2019

    VOTE NO on amendment #5, VOTE YES on amendment #6 to the Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R. 268)

    Jan. 23, 2019
  • Executive Nominations
    Jan. 11, 2019

    Oppose confirming William Barr as Attorney General of the United States

    Jan. 11, 2019

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