The House passed the Parents Bill of Rights Act Friday with no Democrat support — and a handful of Republicans voted no.
The bill, which passed 213-208, “would require school districts to give parents access to curriculum and reading lists, and would require schools to inform parents if school staff begin encouraging or promoting their child’s gender transition,” Fox News reports.
The following Republicans voted against it: (Read the full bill at the bottom)
- Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ),
- Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO)
- Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)
- Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY)
- Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT)
Rosendale tweeted, “The answer to an out-of-control education system is not turning more control over to the federal government!”
The answer to an out-of-control education system is not turning more control over to the federal government!— Matt Rosendale (@RepRosendale) March 24, 2023
Speaker McCarthy (R-CA) called out Democrats for being “too extreme” for not supporting the bill.
“The Democrats thought it was too extreme,” McCarthy told reporters. “Democrats thought parents shouldn’t have a say in their kids’ education and actually know what the reading material is.”
The Republican leader said parents should be able to go to school board meetings and not be called “terrorists,” noting Democrats called that “extreme.”
“Today was a win for every mother, every father, but most importantly for every student in America,” he added.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called Republicans “fascists” for the parental rights act.
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