House Republicans passed a bill on Friday that emphasizes parental rights in the classroom, leaning into a hot-button, culture war issue that has gained popularity in GOP politics across the country.
The legislation, titled the Parents Bill of Rights, passed in a 213-208 vote, and it now heads to the Senate for consideration. It is highly unlikely, however, that the Democratic-controlled chamber will take up the measure, with House Democrats dubbing the bill the “Politics over Parents Act.”
Republican Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Ken Buck (Colo.), Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Mike Lawler (N.Y.) and Matt Rosendale (Mont.) sided with all voting Democrats in opposing the measure.
The measure would require schools to publish their curricula publicly, mandate that parents be allowed to meet with their children’s teachers and make schools give information to parents when violence occurs on school grounds.
It would also demand that parents receive a list of books and reading materials accessible at the school library and give parents a say when schools are crafting or updating their policies and procedures for student privacy, among other tenets. — The Hill
Joe Biden Faces Lawsuit for Hiding Info on Attacks on Churches, Pregnancy Centers
Joe Biden’s administration is accused of hiding information about its response to hundreds of attacks on pro-life organizations and churches in a new lawsuit.
Earlier this week, The Heritage Foundation and Advancing American Freedom filed the lawsuit against the Department of Justice, accusing its leaders of failing to answer Freedom of Information Act requests about how it is handling the attacks, according to the Catholic News Agency.
Many pro-life advocates and lawmakers have accused the Biden administration of using the Department of Justice as a political weapon, arresting peaceful pro-life advocates while appearing to ignore numerous violent attacks by pro-abortion activists… Continue
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