Rep. Bobby Scott: ‘Moving Forward Act’ Critical for Educational Equity

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[H.R. 2\Moving Forward Act]
Rep. Scott: “The Reopen and Rebuild America’s School Act provisions in the infrastructure package offer the solutions our schools need."
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House Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, which includes the Reopen and Rebuild America’s School Act.

“We all want to reopen our schools as soon as possible. But we cannot take this step when the Centers for Disease Control guidance requires functioning ventilation systems to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“The Reopen and Rebuild America’s School Act provisions in the infrastructure package offer the solutions our schools need. This legislation will invest construction funds, targeted at high-poverty school facilities that put the health of students and staff most at risk. Of course, the schools will also benefit from the improvements in broadband that are also found in the bill. The school provisions in this bill will create more than two million good-paying jobs over the next five years at a time when we face historic unemployment rates.

“The Moving Forward Act is critical for our nation’s economic recovery and it is critical for our efforts to achieve equity in education.”

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