Rep. Massie’s Move To End Education Department Gaining Support

Some House Republicans have thrown their support behind Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) in his bid to terminate the Department of Education. Massie, in a Twitter post, said he was introducing a bill to end the department because there was no constitutional authority for the existence of the “federal bureaucracy.”

A total of nine Republican House members, including Rep. Tom Tiffany, have signed on to be cosponsors of Massie’s bill, titled the H.R. 899.

Other Reps who have signed on to the bill include Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC), Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA), Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN), and Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ).

According to the Daily Caller, Miassie first introduced the bill in February 2017, on the day former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was scheduled to be confirmed. Massie argued that neither Congress nor the president nor his appointees have the constitutional authority to decide how and what children should learn in schools.

Massie later reintroduced the bill during the 117th Congress in February 2021 with the bill containing a single sentence “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2022.”

“Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. should not be in charge of our children’s intellectual and moral development,” Massie said in a 2021 press release. “States and local communities are best positioned to shape curricula that meet the needs of their students. Schools should be accountable. Parents have the right to choose the most appropriate educational opportunity for their children, including home school, public school, or private school.”

The move comes as Republicans fight back against woke ideologies and policies being fed to children in schools. Despite enjoying massive support among Americans, the bill will likely fail in the Democrat-controlled senate.

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