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Weekly Federal Update

Congressional Update Additional Information on the House Passed FY 2021 Education Funding Package The House of Representatives recently passed a package of six appropriations bills for the upcoming 2021 federal fiscal year (FY). This “minibus” spending package included $73.5 billion … Continue reading

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Federal Weekly Update

Congressional Update Congressional Republicans Release Pandemic Relief Marker Bill Late Monday evening, July 27, Senate Republicans released a series of legislative proposals that encompass their policy priorities with regards to the next round of pandemic relief legislation. Dubbed the Health, … Continue reading

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Senate Republicans released the HEALS Act

 Summary of Education Components in the HEALS Act Senate Republicans unveiled a new COVID-19 pandemic response plan with a total funding level of approximately $1 trillion. It addresses public education in a variety of ways. The proposed legislation includes $105 … Continue reading

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Weekly Federal Update

Congressional Update House Appropriations Committee Advances Education Spending Package  On July 20, the House Appropriations Committee released a “minibus” spending package for federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. This measure combines seven different appropriations bills that the committee previously marked-up and … Continue reading

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Weekly Federal Update

NSBA and Governors Join with Other Organizations Calling for Immediate Education Relief Today in a unified effort, NSBA, representing local elected school board members, and the National Governors Association (NGA), representing the chief executives of the 50 states and five … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy and Weekly Policy Update

Congressional Update NSBA Seeks Targeted Liability Coverage for the Pandemic On July 8, NSBA, along with the school superintendents association (AASA) and Association for Educational Service Agencies (AESA), sent a letter to Congressional leaders requesting that they include temporary and … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy and Weekly Policy Update

Congressional Update Congress Signals Additional COVID-19 Emergency Legislation in JulyFollowing a relatively quiet June on Capitol Hill, Congress is expected to be extremely busy in July as they race to complete important work – including passing another COVID-19 emergency response … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy and Weekly Policy Update

Congressional Update House Appropriations Committee Announces Mark-Up ScheduleHouse Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Lowey (D-NY) announced this week that the committee will mark-up the fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills during the week of July 6. The U.S. House will vote on the … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy and Weekly Policy Update

Congressional Update Supreme Court Upholds DACA, Next Steps are Unclear The Supreme Court ruled (5-4) that the procedure used by the Trump Administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was “arbitrary and capricious.” Chief Justice John … Continue reading

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Special Session 2020: House and Senate Education Bill Introductions

Friday, June 19th, 2020 We publish bills every day they are introduced and hope that you monitor these posts, as it keeps you updated and informed about the bills under consideration that may impact school boards and school districts across … Continue reading

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