Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Bills to Stop Teaching of Critical Race Theory in Schools and Military Institutions
Tom Cotton, February 28, 2023
Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today introduced two bills, the Stop CRT Act and the Combatting Racist Training in the Military Act. The Stop CRT Act would prevent federal funding from going to schools that teach Critical Race Theory. The Combatting Racist Training in the Military Act would prevent similar woke ideology from being taught in any Department of Defense institution, including service academies. Congressman Dan Bishop (North Carolina-08) introduced companion legislation in the House.
Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) and Senator James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) are co-sponsors of the Stop CRT Act. Bill text may be found here.
Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), Senator Steve Daines (R-Montana), and Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) are co-sponsors of the Combatting Racist Training in the Military Act. Bill text may be found here.
“Radical activism should have no place in our military’s training. American soldiers should learn how to kill our enemies, not anti-American ideology. This legislation will prevent Department of Defense bureaucrats from teaching woke ideology,” said Senator Cotton.
“Critical race theory (CRT) is a poisonous ideology that seeks to divide Americans based on their skin color, and it must be ripped out, root and branch, from our institutions. CRT should have no place in American life and certainly shouldn’t be promoted using American tax dollars. The Biden administration and radical Left’s relentless promotion of these racist, anti-American ideologies is toxic to our country and culture. These bills are one crucial part of our fight against the insidious effort from the Left to fundamentally transform society based on their designs,” said Congressman Bishop.