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Democrats Seek Ban on Funding for Guns at Schools Through Spending Bill


September 11, 2018

Democrats on Capitol Hill are using just about every tool they can think of to try to stop Every Student Succeeds Act money from being used by schools to purchase firearms.

On Friday, two top Democrats on the House education committee asked congressional leadership to include a ban on Title IV money from going to guns and firearms training in the education funding bills currently under consideration on Capitol Hill. The grants are intended to fund school safety efforts, education technology, and supportive school climates. But Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., the top Democrat on the House committee, and fellow committee member Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., say if Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos lets those grants go to guns, she'll be subverting the fundamental purpose of the grant.


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