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   2/1/2016 
Six Anti-Discrimination Victories Ring in the New Year
HSLDA helped families navigate the bureaucracy of the Social Security administration when their benefits were wrongfully denied.

   1/19/2016 
Common Core Textbook Seller Makes Shocking Admission
A new undercover video shows a textbook company executive revealing the true motive for promoting a national standardized curriculum.

   1/11/2016 
Victory! IRS Withdraws Troubling Proposed Donor Regulation
In a powerful reminder that citizen action does make a difference, on January 7, 2016, the IRS quietly withdrew a proposed regulation regarding donations to the most common category of tax-exempt charities.

   12/14/2015 
HSLDA Responds to New IRS Proposed Regulation
HSLDA opposes a proposed IRS regulation that would allow nonprofits to collect Social Security numbers from certain donors.

   12/2/2015 
Homeschool Freedom Protected in ESEA Rewrite, but Concerns Remain
Congress unveiled revisions to the latest federal education bill—revisions which show that HSLDA’s protections for homeschoolers remain intact. The revised bill also curtails the ability of federal officials to coerce states into adopting standards such as the Common Core.

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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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