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June 18, 2024

Rep. Sara Jacobs (CA-51), Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Sen. Joe Manchin (I-WV) introduced bipartisan and bicameral legislation to extend federal funding passed through the American Rescue Plan for students experiencing homelessness. Since the pandemic, child and youth homelessness has increased by at least 16%, creating a greater and pressing need for targeted support for students experiencing homelessness. Last school year, nearly 18,500 San …  Continue Reading

June 12, 2024

Rep. Sara Jacobs (CA-51) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced the bicameral Support for Peace Act, which would permanently establish the Negotiations Support Unit (NSU) at the State Department.  The Negotiations Support Unit’s team of peace process, reconciliation, and negotiation experts provide support to U.S. diplomats at every stage of peace processes and complex political negotiations - from strategic planning through implementation - in dozens of countries, including Sudan, Ethiopia, Y…  Continue Reading

June 05, 2024

Rep. Sara Jacobs (CA-51) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced bicameral legislation to hold student loan servicers accountable for negligence and wrongdoing. The Student Loan Servicers Accountability Act would examine student loan servicers’ role in hurting borrowers’ credit ratings and ensure additional strict performance standards and harm-reductive contract terms for servicers before they’re allowed to formalize a relationship with the federal government. Student loan servicers are the compa…  Continue Reading