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Federal Advocacy Resources
November 14, 2017

NSBA's letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Finance of the U.S. Senate, is in response to the Chairman's mark of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).  The letter voices NSBA's opposition of several provisions that would adversely impact a number of priorities for our nation’s public school students and districts.  
 

Federal Advocacy Resources
November 6, 2017

NSBA's letter expresses opposition to the proposed expansion of the 529 plans as a tax provision for private schools and urges the Ways and Means Committee to retain state and local tax deductibility, as well as municipal bond programs beneficial to schools. The letter urges that advance refunding for bonds be reinstated in H.R. 1, along with the teacher tax deduction and the inclusion of provisions to address the “Cadillac Tax” on healthcare plans for teachers and other school district employees.

Federal Advocacy Resources
August 31, 2017

NSBA opposes private school vouchers and urges Congress to reject using any federal funds for a national voucher program, including any special education vouchers for military children and/or specific subgroups of students.  NSBA believes that public funds should be used within public schools to

Federal Advocacy Resources
July 14, 2017

NSBA Letter dated 7/18/2017 to the House Committee on Appropriations – NSBA urges swift passage of an FY2018 appropriations measure that invests in public education and continues to put our nation’s public schools first.  NSBA supports the Appropriations Committee’s efforts to boost funding for I

Federal Advocacy Resources
June 22, 2017

NSBA supports the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” (H.R. 2353) and we urge the House’s swift passage of this bill.  This bipartisan legislation reflects the concerted effort among our school districts, communities, business and industry, and institutions of higher education to ensure that our students are prepared to succeed in the modern workforce. H.R. 2353 includes measures to help our school districts and states strengthen both the academic and technical skills of students, particularly with the combination of core academic subjects and integrated career pathways. 

Federal Advocacy Resources
June 15, 2017

NSBA and a coalition of more than 35 organizations joined today in advocating for the full funding of IDEA on behalf of over 6.2 million students with disabilities, their teachers, specialized instructional support personnel, parents, school boards and administrators. Read their letter to policymakers here:

Federal Advocacy Resources
June 14, 2017

Coalition Letter to Congress urges Congress not to eliminate a funding stream which would be a reversal on a 68-year commitment to federally impacted communities. Cuts would cause financial harm as Impact Aid supports personnel and professional development, academic materials, transportation, tec

Federal Advocacy Resources
May 26, 2017

NSBA's analysis of the administration's FY 2018 budget request to Congress:

Federal Advocacy Resources
May 18, 2017

NSBA’s letter to Ranking Member Robert C.

Federal Advocacy Resources
May 16, 2017

NSBA supports the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” (H.R. 2353).

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