Hawley Introduces New Legislation to End DHS Funding for Liberal Propaganda

Monday, January 22, 2024

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Ending DHS Funding for Liberal Propaganda Act to prevent the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from distributing grant funds to organizations that promote discrimination against conservative viewpoints.

Just last week, reporting revealed that DHS paid leftist academics to create propaganda to “counter” conservatives, under the guise of “media literacy.”

“The Biden Administration has time and again demonstrated its willingness to weaponize its power against conservatives,” said Senator Hawley. “My bill simply bars Secretary Mayorkas from funneling taxpayer dollars to programs dedicated to targeting this Administration’s political opponents.”

This legislation follows Senator Hawley’s letter to Secretary Mayorkas calling out the agency’s weaponization of taxpayer dollars to attack conservatives.

The Ending DHS Funding for Liberal Propaganda Act will:

  • Stop DHS grant funding from being shipped to entities that will use the funds for viewpoint discrimination, particularly against conservatives.
  • Ensure that taxpayer dollars do not flow to programs that engage in partisan political advocacy or discriminate on the basis of political affiliation.
  • Bar DHS from distributing grants to entities that will use the funds to counter political narratives or views on issues such as COVID-19, immigration, and crime.

Read the full bill text here.