The Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act and the Strength in Diversity Act represent prominent education proposals from Democrats, but the GOP-run Senate is likely to ignore them.
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September 15, 2020
October 16, 2019
A Trump proposal for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program intended to address fraud has angered Democrats, who worry it could cause many students to lose free school meals.
April 09, 2019
Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., an architect of the Every Student Succeeds Act, said Tuesday that he worries some state plans don't do enough for vulnerable groups of students.
February 12, 2019
Democrats and their witnesses stressed the need for more funding for teacher salary increases and school infrastructures, but Republicans were skeptical this approach would help students.
February 01, 2019
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Sen. Patty Murray, and Rep. Bobby Scott have told Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that the replacement inspector general could have conflicts of interests.
September 09, 2018
If Democrats win the House in the November midterm elections, expect them to focus heavily on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' civil rights record. But how often would they call her to testify?
May 22, 2018
House Democrats and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sparred over civil rights and ESSA, but largely avoided controversial questions about school safety in the aftermath of the Texas high school shooting last week.
May 17, 2018
Congressional Democrats held a forum on various civil rights issues in education on the 64th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case that prohibited laws establishing segregated schools.
December 15, 2017
A former staffer for Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott, the top Democrat on the House education committee, alleged in news conference that he made inappropriate sexual advances to her several years ago.
July 28, 2017
Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Bobby Scott told Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that her department's plan for phone calls prior to written feedback is problematic.