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   6/17/2016 
Federal Government Backs off “Equality with Parents” Claim
Two federal departments seem to have gotten the message: Parents are not “equal” with the government in the education and upbringing of their children—they are the primary decision-makers.

   4/29/2016 
Say “No” to More Government Data Tracking
Parents who don’t want the government collecting detailed information on their students have until May 4 to comment on Common Core-related database guidelines.

   4/5/2016 
New RV Rule Prompts Concerns from Owners
The federal government is proposing a rule change that could boot families from their RVs.

   3/28/2016 
Shear Discrimination: Why Trade Schools Brush off Homeschool Graduates
Homeschool diplomas are good enough for Harvard, but technical institutes can’t seem to get the message. So when beauty schools get snippy, HSLDA won’t curl up and dye.

   3/18/2016 
John King Squeaks Through On Tepid 49–40 Confirmation Vote
In the face of widespread opposition—including from King’s own Democratic senator—President Obama’s controversial nominee was confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Education.

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HSLDA Supported
 
S. 1341 - "Student Privacy Protection Act"
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 559--"Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act"
HSLDA Supported
 
HR 2255: “To make participation in the American Community Survey voluntary”
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 226/H.R. 427: “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (REINS Act)”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 2803—“To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure State control over academic standards, and for other purposes.”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 1752—“To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make members of health care sharing ministries eligible to establish health savings accounts”
HSLDA Supported
 
Title: S. 246—“Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 1153—“Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2015”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 970—“Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act”
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 306—“Enhancing Education Opportunities for All Students Act”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 553—“Allowance of Home School Expenses for Coverdell ESAs”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 554—“Enhancing Educational Opportunities for All Students Act”
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 101—“IRS Code Amendment to expand Coverdell ESAs”
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 195—“Education Savings Account Act of 2015”
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 100—“Home School Opportunities Make Education Sound Act of 2015”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 524—Local Control of Education Act
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 182—“Learning Opportunities Created at Local Level Act”
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 73—“Local Control of Education Act”
HSLDA Neutral
 
S. 1177—Every Child Achieves Act
HSLDA Neutral
 
H.R. 5—Student Success Act
HSLDA Opposed
 
H.R. 4042: Pre-Kindergarten for USA Act
HSLDA Opposed
 
S. 1195 “Student Right to Know Before You Go Act”
HSLDA Opposed
 
HR 1507—“Investing in States to Achieve Tuition Equality for Dreamers Act of 2015”
HSLDA Opposed
 
H.Res. 145—“Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Senate should ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women” (CEDAW)
HSLDA Opposed
 
H.R. 495—“DIPLOMA Act”

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