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Davis sponsors bipartisan bill to extend free school meals through 2020-2021 academic year

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) on Monday proposed bipartisan legislation to extend the federal school meal waivers through the end of school year 2021, ensuring students continue to have free meals. 

Rep. Davis sponsored the Operation Feed Our Kids Act, H.R. 8325, with lead cosponsor U.S. Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA), which would require the U.S. Department of Agriculture (UDSA) to extend the free school meals waivers beyond their Sept. 30 end date. 

Fitzpatrick helps introduce Global Learning Loss Assessment Act

Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, Chrissy Houlahan and Mike Quigley introduced the Global Learning Loss Assessment Act.

This legislation aims to address education loss. School closures stemming from this global health crisis have affected more than 1 billion students around the world, and, according to a recent study by Save the Children, about 10 million students are in danger of permanently dropping out of school due to rising poverty related to the pandemic.

U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Ben Cardin have introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

Fitzpatrick, Houlahan, Quigley Identify Global Crisis In Education Due To COVID-19

LANGHORNE, PA—This week, Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), and Mike Quigley (IL-05) introduced the Global Learning Loss Assessment Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation aims to identify the scope of one of the most significant secondary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic: education loss.

Fitzpatrick proposes bipartisan bill to provide during-school childcare services

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) on Sept. 4 introduced a bipartisan bill that would expand access to childcare services through the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Congress must ensure that our school districts can provide the best quality of education during these turbulent times,” Rep. Fitzpatrick said last week.

Fitzpatrick, Wild, Young, Bonamici, Van Drew, Evans, Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Child Care Services, Get Parents Back to Work

LANGHORNE, PA—Today, September 4th, 2020, Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Susan Wild (PA-07), Don Young (AK-00), Susan Bonamici (OR-01), Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02), and Dwight Evans (PA-03), introduced the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020, a bipartisan bill to help expand access to child care services through the remainder of the COVID-19 emergency.

Op-Ed: Rebuilding our economy with higher education, apprenticeships

For 113 consecutive months, the United States’ economy saw an increase in the number of jobs, the longest streak on record. Then the coronavirus hit, leaving at least 30 million Americans unemployed and eliminating the past decade’s employment growth. While we once focused on maintaining our robust gains, we are now picking up the pieces. Our country is currently in the middle of a storm, but when it clears, millions of Americans will be ready and willing to get back to work, and we will have an economy in need of rebuilding.

Fitzpatrick bill seeks to help essential workers with student loan debt

Newly introduced bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) would establish a new commission to designate specific essential workers and to provide them with student loan debt relief during the pandemic.

“Our essential workers put their lives at risk every day to make sure the rest of us are safe and healthy,” said Rep. Fitzpatrick. “They deserve all of the help we can provide them. By providing the option to help pay their student loans or continue their education, we can give them one less thing to worry about.”

Ryan's bipartisan bill would help essential workers

YOUNGSTOWN — Representatives Tim Ryan (OH-13), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Annie Kuster (D-NH) on Tuesday introduced legislation to provide $25,000 in either student loan debt relief or education benefits to essential workers and their family members.

The Opportunities for Heroes Act recognizes the contributions made by a diverse set of workers, including firefighters and first responders, health care providers, grocery store employees, transportation workers, and more, to help Americans through the COVID-19 health emergency.

Fitzpatrick & Doggett Introduce Bipartisan American Opportunity Student Tax Relief Act

LANGHORNE, PA Today, May 5th, 2020, Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) introduced the American Opportunity Student Tax Relief Act. This legislation assures that college emergency grants to students authorized by the CARES Act are not taxed. It expands the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC)—which already helps millions of students pay for the costs of college—with both a short-term expansion of the incentive during the pandemic and long-term improvements to the program.

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