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Build Back Better Act passes House, heads for Senate

The Build Back Better Act passed the House 220-211 on Friday. As NEA said in a letter urging representatives to VOTE YES on the bill, “America is at a historic juncture. We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity—a chance for meaningful action on long-ignored challenges—giving all children a strong start in early education, making child care more

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Parents and educators urge Congress to fully fund IDEA

Parents and educators urged Congress to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) during a Nov. 16 virtual briefing conducted by Fulfill the Promise, a national civil rights campaign for special education, along with United Teachers Los Angeles, NEA, and the American Federation of Teachers. Participants talked about how the historic underfunding of

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Build Back Better Act heads for House floor

The Build Back Better Act is heading for the floor this week, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). “That is our plan to pass the bill the week of November 15,” she said at a news conference during the United Nations Climate Chance Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. The bill would be the biggest investment

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NEA continues to push for federal voting rights protections

NEA President Becky Pringle stressed the need to pass federal voting rights legislation at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s second National Racial Equity Initiative for Social Justice Summit, held virtually earlier this month. This year alone, 19 states have enacted 33 laws that will make it harder for Americans to vote, according to the Brennan

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House sends infrastructure bill to Biden, advances Build Back Better Act

After a marathon session that began early Friday morning and ended late in the night, the House passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by a bipartisan vote of 228-206; President Biden said he will sign it into law as soon as he receives it. The bill is a historic investment in roads and bridges,