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House impeaches Trump; no Senate trial until after the inauguration

On a bipartisan vote of 232-197—every Democrat and 10 Republicans—the House impeached Donald Trump for inciting the violent insurrection against the U.S. Capitol that cost five people their lives. He is the third president to be impeached in the 244-year history of the United States, and the only one to be impeached twice. “NEA members

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Educators urge Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

Last week, NEA Aspiring Educators across the country engaged in different actions each day to demand that Black Lives Matter in our schools and communities. On Wednesday, Jan. 13, the focus was the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The House passed the bill in 2020 but it must be reintroduced in the 117th Congress

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COVID-19 relief package doesn’t go far enough

Shortly before adjourning for good, the 116th Congress provided a $900 billion down payment on coronavirus relief. The package is a mixed bag. On the one hand, it provides some relief for students, educators, and working families. On the other, it does not include state and local aid that would help avoid laying off educators,

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NEA calls for immediate removal of President Trump

Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY), leaders of their respective caucuses, normally don’t agree on much. But they are of one mind when it comes to Donald Trump’s last-ditch attempt to stop Congress from certifying the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and the insurrection fueled by Trump’s seditious rhetoric. Totally unacceptable. January 6