Hawley Calls to Restrict Federal Funds from Schools Refusing to Reopen

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced an amendment to Congress’s proposed budget resolution that would restrict federal relief funds from schools that are refusing to reopen. Recent studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found schools operating in-person have seen negligible spread of the coronavirus yet many schools across the country refuse to reopen, to detriment of parents and children.

“In spite of overwhelming evidence that schools can reopen safely, partisan advocates are using children’s education as a cudgel to push their radical agendas. The effect on children and working-class families has been absolutely devastating. The federal government should put an end to this two-tiered education system for the haves and the have-nots by incentivizing schools to safely reopen.”

Senator Josh Hawley

Text for Senator Hawley’s amendment can be found here.