Biden admin withholds funds from schools with archery, hunting programs
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The Biden Administration is withholding federal funding for hunting and archery programs at elementary and secondary schools.
According to the report from Fox News, the Biden Administration determined that the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which became law in 2022, precludes those types of classes from receiving federal funding.
The Safer Communities Act was passed in the wake of the Uvalde, Texas school shooting and included an amendment that prohibits certain federal funds from providing “training in the use of a dangerous weapon.”
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The Fox News article states the National Archery in the Schools Program boasts 1.3 million students from nearly 9,000 schools across 49 states who are enrolled in archery courses. Some of those schools have already canceled plans to include archery or hunting education courses in their curriculum due to the Education Department guidance.
The independent Journal Review and Daily Wire reported that Republican Senators John Cornyn and Thom Tillis wrote in a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona: “The Department mistakenly believes that the BSCA precludes funding these enrichment programs…such an interpretation contradicts congressional intent and the text of the BSCA.”
The Biden Administration says they are interpreting the law as written by congress.
But Democratic Senator Joe Manchin and Independent Senator Kyrsten Sinema are telling the Biden Administration they agree with Cornyn and Thillis and they’re working to get it fixed. Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.