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Letter to the full Congress on crafting the omnibus funding bill

November 30, 2007

Dear Representative:

On behalf of the National Education Association's (NEA) 3.2 million members, I would like to thank you for your recent vote to override the President's veto of the FY08 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill -- a vote that reflected your strong support for our nation's public schools and the students they serve. 

NEA members were deeply disappointed that the House fell just two votes short of overriding the President's veto. The FY08 Labor-HHS-Education funding bill would have provided significant increases for vital education programs, reversing the devastating trend of cuts and freezes to education funding in recent years and helping provide schools and students the resources necessary to succeed. 

Thank you for taking a strong stand in support of children and public education. We look forward to continuing to work with you to ensure great public schools for every child. 


Reg Weaver, President
National Education Association