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Frederica Wilson Brings Back the Quality Higher Education Act”

At the end of last month, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee,  brought back the “Quality Higher Education Act." The bill “enhances the accreditation...
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Florida Delegation Rallies Around the Comprehensive Breast Reconstructive Act

“Breast cancer diagnosis has been on the rise each year," said Hastings on Tuesday. "With increased cases and the number of those who seek reconstruction surgery. This legislation will be vital in their recovery and relief from a life-altering illness. I am proud to have my colleagues join me in supporting a critically important bill to help breast cancer survivors.”

Lois Frankel Backs Sean Casten’s ‘Stop Sexual Harassment in K-12 Act’

Last week, U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, D-Ill., introduced the “Stop Sexual Harassment in K-12 Act” with Frankel and U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., the chairs of the Democratic Women's Caucus, as cosponsors.
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Michael Waltz Continues to Fight for National Service GI Bill Act

While Waltz, the first Green Beret to serve in Congress, insists he does not want a return to the draft, he is calling a one-year stint of service for any 18 year old fresh out of high school.
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Val Demings Champions the Coronavirus Workers’ Compensation for TSA Employees Act

Demings, who sits on the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, showcased the bill on Friday and noted that more than 500 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees have already tested positive for coronavirus and five of them have died due to it.
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Florida Delegation Wants to Crack Down on Surprise Medical Bills

Back in early May, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., unveiled the “Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills Act," which, he insisted, will “promote transparency in hospital billing and empower patients to fight against hospital price gouging.”

Donna Shalala Wants to End Balance Billing, Surprise Medical Bills

While she was elected to Congress for the first time last year, Shalala does have experience on the healthcare front, including serving eight years as U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) under President Bill Clinton.

Donna Shalala Champions College Equity Act

“The recent college admissions scandal reveals the extent to which inequitable practices in colleges and universities have been allowed to fester,” she said. “As the former president of the University of Miami and Hunter College and chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison."
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Pointing to College Admission Bribery Scandal, Frederica Wilson Calls for Lower Higher Ed Costs

On Wednesday, the Education and Labor Committee held a hearing on “The Cost of College: Student-Centered Reforms to Bring Higher Education Within Reach”  and Wilson noted that the timing of the scandal was “ironic.”
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