Letters to Congress
FY 2014 CEF Omnibus Letter (PDF): A coalition letter asking Congress to restore sequester cuts to Education in the FY 2014 Budget bill.
2014 Consolidated Appropriations (PDF): A coalition letter expressing the position of the CEF on the FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations bill.
2014 Keeping All Students Safe Act (PDF): Thanking Senate HELP Committee chair for the introduction of the Keeping All Students Safe Act, a bill which would address the issue of seclusion and restraint in schools, and outlining PTA’s recommendations for the bill.
FIT Kids Act (PDF): Supporting the introduction of the Fitness Integrated with Teaching Kids Act.
Keeping All Students Safe Act (PDF): Thanking ranking member of committee for including the Keeping All Students Safe Act in the proposed Student Success Act substitute bill and urging the Education and Workforce Committee to adopt it.
TRICARE Mental Health Services Amendment (PDF): As part of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, requesting support for an amendment that would provide certain behavioral health treatments under the TRICARE military healthcare program for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Coalition ESEA Reauthorization Letter (PDF): A letter from 47 national, state, and local organizations and associations committed to supporting children and families urging the Senate to expedite the ESEA reauthorization process.
Bicycle Pedestrian Safety Bill (PDF): A letter asking Congress to address the rising number of bicycling and walking fatalities by passing a law to require the US Department of Transportation to set performance measures to reduce these accidents.
Coalition Sequester Replacement (PDF): A letter from 470 National organizations asking Congress to replace the sequester cuts with a fair and balanced approach.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (PDF): A coalition letter expressing support for the budget agreement reached by Congress in December 2013.
FARRM (HR 1947) (PDF): Urging the Committee on Agriculture to consider concerns related to deep cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly contained in the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act.
Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act (HR 3102) (PDF): Asking members of the House of Representatives to oppose this bill and the steeps cuts it made to SNAP.
Children's Farm Bill Conference Letter: (PDF): Urging the Senate and House Committees on Agriculture to protect SNAP funding.
HR5 (Student Success Act) Letters
CEF HR5 Funding Issues (PDF): From our coalition partner, the Committee on Education Funding, opposing the authorized spending levels in HR5, which preserved sequester cuts to education.
NCPR Voucher Opposition (PDF): As part of the National Coalition for Public Education (NCPE) expressing opposition to any amendments to HR 5 that would allow the expenditure of federal funds on private school vouchers.
National PTA HR5 Concerns (PDF): National PTA expressing broad concerns with HR5 to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.