Jun 14 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tom Cotton (R-AR), John Boozman (R-AR), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reintroduced the Saving American History Act, legislation to prohibit the use of federal funds to teach the 1619 Project by K-12 schools or school districts. Any federal funds intended for low-income students or students with special needs are not affected by this legislation. 
“I have significant concerns with the Department of Education’s recent effort to reorient the bipartisan American History and Civics Education programs away from their intended purposes towards a politicized and divisive agenda,” said Senator Tillis. “Americans do not want their tax dollars going towards promoting radical ideologies meant to divide us instead of being used to promote the principles that unite our nation. Our students deserve a rigorous understanding of civics and American history to understand both our successes and failures as a nation. I do not support diverting taxpayer resources towards promoting ideological and misleading depictions of our nation’s history, and I am proud to work on this important legislation with my colleagues to address this issue.”
Representatives Ken Buck (R-CO) and Rick Allen (R-GA) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.
Bill text may be found here.