In another straightforward bill that would simply do what it says, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) has introduced HR 899, which would abolish the unconstitutional Department of Education.
Congressman Massie is one of the few congressmen who has stood for the Constitution, even in the face of socialized medicine being pushed by the Speaker of the House and president of his own party.
Massie has introduced the HR899, which would abolish the Federal Department of Education by the end of 2018. Here is the simple text of the bill.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. TERMINATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.
The bill has 10 co-sponsors. Among those are:
- Justin Amash (R-MI)
- Andy Biggs (R-AZ)
- Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)
- Matt Gaetz (R-FL)
- Jody Hice (R-GA)
- Walter Jones (R-NC)
- Raul Labrador (R-ID)
- Ralph Lee Abraham (R-LA)
- Roger Williams (R-TX)
- Jeff Duncan (R-SC)
This bill was introduced as President Donald Trump announced his Secretary of Education Betsy DeVox.
“As a third step, we propose to dismantle two Cabinet Departments, Energy and Education. Both Secretaries are wholly in accord with this. Some of the activities in both of these departments will, of course, be continued either independently or in other areas of government. There's only one way to shrink the size and cost of big government, and that is by eliminating agencies that are not needed and are getting in the way of a solution. Now, we don't need an Energy Department to solve our basic energy problem. As long as we let the forces of the marketplace work without undue interference, the ingenuity of consumers, business, producers, and inventors will do that for us. Similarly, education is the principal responsibility of local school systems, teachers, parents, citizen boards, and State governments. By eliminating the Department of Education less than 2 years after it was created, we cannot only reduce the budget but ensure that local needs and preferences, rather than the wishes of Washington, determine the education of our children.”