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This is the first post in the Election Watch 2020, Why Voting is Important to Me series, where members of ACTE's Public Policy team describe why they believe it is important to exercise your right to vote. Continue reading
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With only two weeks to go before Election Day 2020, now is a great time to reflect on the reasons why voting is important to you. Continue reading
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On Tuesday, November 3, voters all across the country will head to the polls for Election Day. Aside from deciding who will be the next President of the United States, voters will be facing many other choices at the ballot box. Continue reading
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The first and only vice presidential debate between current Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris will take place tonight at 9 p.m. ET at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Continue reading
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In less than four weeks, American’s will be heading to the polls to choose between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden to be the next President of the United States. Continue reading
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We are now four weeks away from the election, which means it’s the perfect time to make sure you know what will be on your local ballot when it comes time to vote. Continue reading
On Monday, House Democrats introduced a new $2.2 trillion pandemic relief package as part of a last-minute attempt to find a bipartisan solution prior to both chambers leaving town until after the November 3 elections. Continue reading
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The first of three presidential debates between President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden will take place tonight at 9 p.m. ET at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Continue reading
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On November 3, voters all across the country will head to the ballot box. Every seat in the U.S. House of Representatives will be on the ballot, along with one-third of U.S. Senate seats. Continue reading
Last Week, the House Education and Labor Committee advanced, in a 26-16 party line vote, a proposal to overhaul and modernize the National Apprenticeship Act of 1937. It will now head to the full House of Representatives for consideration. Continue reading
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September 22 marks the ninth annual National Voter Registration Day, which is a nonpartisan, civic holiday that seeks to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to ensure all eligible voters have the opportunity to do so in the upcoming elections. Continue reading
On Tuesday afternoon, Senate Republicans released the Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools, and Small Businesses Act, an approximately $500 billion proposal for the next round of relief funding, focusing on some of the more pressing healthcare, education and economic needs. Continue reading
Last week, the House passed the second and final Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 appropriations minibus, along party lines. Continue reading
Now that lawmakers in both chambers have introduced their latest COVID-19 relief proposals, negotiations have begun on what could end up being the final COVID-19 relief measure enacted this Congress. Continue reading
On Monday evening, Senate Republicans released the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protections, and Schools Act (HEALS Act), an approximately trillion-dollar proposal for the next round of relief funding aimed at quelling the economic and public health crisis ignited by the pandemic. Continue reading
On Monday, the House Appropriations Committee passed the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 by a party-line vote. Continue reading
The House Appropriations Committee plans to begin mark-ups for FY21 appropriations bills, including funding for education programs, NEXT WEEK. Ask your representative to support an increase in funding for Perkins Basic State Grant program in FY21. Continue reading
On June 19, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the creation of the Reimagine Workforce Preparation Grant program, a $127.5 million competitive grant aimed to “provide students the opportunity to develop new skills, provide innovators and inventors the resources to expand existing businesses or build new ones, and encourage institutions of higher education to foster business development and innovation as America begins to recover from COVID-19-related disruptions to education and our economy.” Continue reading
On June 18, House Democrats unveiled H.R. 2, the “Moving Forward Act,” a $1.5 trillion, comprehensive plan that calls for a huge increase in funding to repair America’s infrastructure, from roads and bridges to expanding broadband access in rural areas. Continue reading
On Monday, the House Education and Labor Committee hosted a hearing entitled, “Budget Cuts and Lost Learning: Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Public Education." Continue reading
On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing titled, “COVID-19: Going Back to School Safely.” Continue reading
On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing titled, “COVID-19: Going Back to College Safely.” Continue reading
On Friday, the House passed H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act, by a party line vote of 208 to 199. Continue reading
Earlier this week, House Democrats released H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, a $3 trillion, 1,800 page follow-up coronavirus relief package. Continue reading
On Friday, the House Committee on Education and Labor held a virtual forum to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and share ideas to address the crisis within our education system. Continue reading