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Tell Congress To Provide Education Funding In Economic Stimulus Package

January 9, 2009


The 111th Congress opened this week, with the economic crisis on the top of the agenda. Congressional leaders hope to send a comprehensive stimulus plan to President Obama by mid-February.

NEA is proposing a plan to stimulate the economy and protect/create jobs by providing additional funding to states through existing education funding formulas. Doing this will allow funding to get out quickly to every community across the nation in order to prevent cuts to education, protect jobs, and stimulate economic growth. In fact, for each dollar invested, education typically creates more jobs in communities than any other industry.

Contact your Members of Congress Today!

Tell Members of Congress to provide flexible funding for education through state funding formulas as part of any economic recovery plan.

Bill To Repeal Social Security Offsets Reintroduced

Representatives Howard Berman (D-CA) and Buck McKeon (R-CA) have reintroduced the Social Security Fairness Act to repeal the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision. The new bill number is H.R. 235. The previous bill, which had over 300 cosponsors, expired at the end of the last Congress. When the new Congress convened this week, our sponsors immediately reintroduced the bill - demonstrating their strong support for the issue and desire to send a message about its importance to their congressional colleagues.

The bill was introduced with over 80 cosponsors. See if your Representative is a cosponsor. We expect the Senate version to be re-introduced shortly.

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Tell Members of Congress to cosponsor the Social Security Fairness Act.

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