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WASHINGTON, DC (NEXSTAR) — Republicans have turned to reopening schools as their political rallying cry to try to win back key components of their base: suburban voters and women.

GOP lawmakers continued their push Wednesday for students’ safe return to the classroom with money Congress approved last year, but Democrats still want billions more to make that happen.

“Parents can see that virtual learning simply isn’t working,” said Sen. John Boozman, R-AR. 

Boozman reports nearly 70 percent of his state’s public school students have returned to the classroom, despite different COVID-19 challenges in each district.

“They moved ahead with the same goal: finding the best and the safest way to get and keep children and teachers in the classroom,” Boozman said.

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