April, 2016 Lobbying Report

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Participating NEA Directors: Joyce Bailey, Jim Grimes,  Kari Vanderjack, Tom Tully, Alex Wallace, David Watts

IEA Officers: Al Llorens

Members of Congress visited:

Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-3), Rep. Mike Quigley (D-5), Rep. Danny Davis, (D-7), Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-8), Rep. Janice Schakowky (D-9), Rep. Bob Dold, (R-10), Mike Bost (R-12), Rep. Rodney Davis (R-13),   Rep. Darin LaHood, (R-18), and both Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL).

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Topics discussed with members and staff:

Child Nutrition: Asking our Member to oppose efforts to make it harder to qualify for community eligibility in order to allow schools in high poverty areas to offer breakfast and lunch at no cost to children.

LOBBYING_Child Nutrition Reauthorization one-pager_April 2016

Career and Technical Education Re-authorization: Asking for support to ensure that CTE educators are involved in all levels of decision making for these programs.

LOBBYING_Career and Technical Education Reauthorization_April 2016

Repeal of Government Pension Offset (GPO)/Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP): Asking for support and co-sponsorship to fully repeal GPO/WEP. H.R. 973

LOBBYING_Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision_April 2016

DC private school vouchers: Asking for opposition to HR 4901, a voucher bill.

LOBBYING_SOAR – DC Private School Voucher Program_April 2016

Supreme Court Nomination: Asking our Senators to support the Constitution and hold a hearing.

LOBBYING_Supreme Court Vacancy_April 2016

 

 

 

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