Owens Introduces Legislation to Combat Critical Race Theory

U.S. Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) introduced two pieces of legislation in response to the Biden Administration’s proposal to fund education programs informed by Critical Race Theory (CRT).

The paired legislation, which includes a bill that would restrict the teaching of Critical Race Theory within federal institutions and a resolution that highlights the dangers of teaching CRT in U.S. schools, underlines the systemic racism and damaging philosophy within this prejudicial ideological tool.

Upon introduction, Rep. Owens said:

“I grew up attending segregated schools in the Jim Crow South during a time when people were treated differently based on the color of their skin. Critical Race Theory preserves this way of thinking and undermines civil rights, constitutionally guaranteed equal protection before the law, and U.S. institutions at large. This is the United States of America, and no one should ever be subjected to the discrimination that our laws so clearly prohibit.”

Rep. Stewart said:

“America’s educational system does not exist to rewrite history through the lens of wokeness. Our country is the greatest force for good in human history. Critical Race Theory teaches our kids otherwise and only serves to divide us. Young Americans deserve a full understanding of America’s history – falls, triumphs, and all – so that we can continue making progress.”

Co-Sponsors of the Bill include:

Reschenthaler (PA-14), Buck (CO-04), Tiffany (WI-07), Harshbarger (TN-01), Banks (IN-03), Grothman (WI-06), Cloud (TX-27), Good (VA-05), Kelly (PA-16), Brooks (AL-05), Allen (GA-12), Issa (CA-50), Rice (SC-07), Roy (TX-21), Babin (TX-36), Moolenaar (MI-04), Jackson (TX-13), Fallon (TX-04), Joyce (OH-14), Scott (GA-08), Cawthorn (NC-11), Boebert (CO-03), Perry (PA-10), Rouzer (NC-07), Green (TN-07), Bishop (NC-09), Mast (FL-18), Stewart (UT-02), Donalds (FL-19), Herrell (NM-02), and Jacobs (NY-27).

Co-Sponsors of the Resolution include:

Reschenthaler (PA-14), Buck (CO-04), Tiffany (WI-07), Harshbarger (TN-01), Banks (IN-03), Grothman (WI-06), Cloud (TX-27), Good (VA-05), Kelly (PA-16), Brooks (AL-05), Allen (GA-12), Issa (CA-50), Rice (SC-07), Roy (TX-21), Babin (TX-36), Moolenaar (MI-04), Jackson (TX-13), Fallon (TX-04), Joyce (OH-14), Scott (GA-08), Cawthorn (NC-11), Boebert (CO-03), Perry (PA-10), Rouzer (NC-07), Bishop (NC-09), Mast (FL-18), Stewart (UT-02), Donalds (FL-19), Jacobs (NY-27), and Harris (MD-01).