Tom Cotton’s amendment banning federal funding for CRT in schools — proposed during last night’s budget negotiations — passed the Senate with the support of Sen. Joe Manchin. Manchin bucked his party and joined the GOP to effectively end the debate about CTR being taught in our schools.
Cotton’s office issued a press release that said: “Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today introduced an amendment to the budget reconciliation package to prevent federal funds from being used to promote Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Pre-K programs and K-12 schools.
“Our future depends on raising a generation of kids who love America and love each other as fellow citizens, no matter their race. But Critical Race Theory teaches that our country is irredeemably racist, that ‘equality’ is a sham, and that true justice requires treating everyone differently—based on the color of their skin. Our tax dollars should never support indoctrinating the youngest Americans with such poison,” said Cotton.
“Senator Cotton has been a leader in the fight against Critical Race Theory for more than a year:
“Senator Cotton introduced the Stop CRT Act in July 2021 to bar federal funds from being sent to K-12 schools that promote Critical Race Theory, as well as colleges and universities that compel students or faculty to affirm tenets of Critical Race Theory.
“Cotton sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice in October 2020 noting the alarming reappearance of racial segregation in education in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.
“Cotton introduced the Combatting Racist Training in the Military Act in March 2021 to prohibit the U.S. Armed Forces from promoting Critical Race Theory.
“In May 2021, Cotton and Congressman Dan Crenshaw launched a whistleblower webpage where members of the military can share accounts of Critical Race Theory-inspired training and other forms of discrimination to which they have been subjected.
“On June 2nd, 2021, Cotton sent a letter to Lockheed Martin demanding answers regarding the company’s race and gender diversity training.
“On July 13th, 2021, Cotton sent a similar letter to Raytheon questioning the company’s diversity training, which appears to violate federal non-discrimination law,” the statement said.
BREAKING: The Senate has voted 50-49 to pass @SenTomCotton's amendment to prohibit federal funds from being used to promote critical race theory in K-12 schools.— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) August 11, 2021
The fight against CRT has gone national—and Sen. Cotton is leading the way.pic.twitter.com/6MpA8hDhpb
Senate passes Cotton’s amendment preventing federal funds from promoting CRT in schoolhttps://t.co/vUZqs0nQmH— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 11, 2021