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American Rescue Plan Act heads back to the House

The American Rescue Plan Act passed by the Senate is heading to the House for a final vote with NEA’s top priorities intact. 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. At the higher education level, the funding can be

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House takes initial steps to end police brutality

In a near party-line vote of 220-212, the House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 1280) to help end police brutality, protect civil rights and liberties, and change the culture of law enforcement agencies. These measures \ are part of Justice for Black Lives, the call to action issued by NEA’s executive

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House passes the For the People Act

Educators rally to pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act

The For the People Act (H.R. 1), the most comprehensive democracy reform bill in decades, passed the House by a vote of 220-210 last week. The measure rests on three pillars: reaffirming and expanding voting rights, strengthening oversight to end big money in politics, and ensuring an ethical government. To achieve these goals, H.R. 1

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House prepares to vote on preventing gun violence

The House could vote as soon as this week on two common-sense gun reform bills: the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8), which would require a background check for every gun sold and most transfers, and the Enhanced Background Checks Act (H.R. 1446), which would extend the initial background check review period from 3 to

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What does the American Rescue Plan mean for educators and students?

Thanks in large part to educator advocacy, the latest pandemic relief package provides $170 billion to help schools and campuses to operate safely. Funding can be used to address needs ranging from personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies to reducing class sizes and addressing trauma and learning loss.