GOP Senators Push Back Democrats’ “Far left budget” with amendments aimed at combating critical race theory in schools and supporting the police.
Several Republican senators introduce amendments in an “vote-a-rama” that began Tuesday, targeting progressive priorities included in the Senate budget resolution for fiscal year 2022, which costs $ 3.5 trillion.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, who chairs the Senate Steering Committee, told Fox News: “Vote-a-rama is a rare opportunity to cut the smoke and the mirrors to expose the Democrats’ extreme political agenda. open borders, critical race theory, the Green New Deal, and the mask and vaccine mandates. Equally important is the opportunity to recognize the efforts of Conservative senators to fight on behalf of the American people against this tyrannical agenda. “
One such amendment was proposed by Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, who introduced the Putting family safety before the private safety of politicians amendment on Tuesday.
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Ernst’s amendment would prevent politicians from using taxpayer dollars for private security until DC recognizes concealed transportation permits in all 50 states. The amendment comes after recent revelations that progressive lawmakers who support police funding, including Brigade Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., Are using taxpayer dollars to fund their own private security details .
Senator Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., Proposed an amendment that would eliminate federal funding for local governments that fund police.
Tuberville said in a press release that Americans “want safety and security” for themselves and their loved ones, but that “safety and security are threatened” by local governments who adopt “rhetoric and policies dangerous movement of “police funding”. “
“Over 80% of all law enforcement in our country is led by state and local governments,” the Alabama senator said. “These men and women who wear the badge are heroes who put their own lives at risk every day to protect their communities, and they deserve the full support of elected officials at all levels of government.”
Tuberville called the “awakened rhetoric of” funding the police “dangerous and said” there is no reason federal taxpayers in Alabama or any other state should foot the tab “when” Local leaders in Minneapolis or Portland are so beholden to the radical left “that they fund the police.
“My amendment is simple: if a city council thinks the ‘awakened’ thing to do is to cancel the police service, then it shouldn’t expect the federal government to bail it out,” Tuberville said.
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Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri also proposed a law enforcement amendment that “would allow the hiring of 100,000 new police officers” as well as other amendments to restrict federal funding to K-12 schools that refuse to reopen completely, pushing back against critical race theory and pro-life policies.
“The Democratic Party is trying to pass what may be the most radical left-wing legislation this country has ever seen – and it is rushing it through Congress, hoping no one notices,” Hawley said. in a press release.
“Joe Biden and his allies in the Senate want to pass a multi-trillion dollar budget that lays the foundation for their far-left agenda, such as the amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, the Green New Deal and a Radical takeover of the American family by the federal government, “he continued.” The Senate is not just a buffer for this kind of madness. I will ensure that my colleagues lining up to support this program are held accountable. “
Republicans are also pushing for energy independence in their amendments, with Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis pushing to add her bill, the Protecting Our Energy Resource Wealth (POWER) Act, to the budget bill.
“Since 2019, America has been energy independent,” Lummus said in a press release. “We have covered our own energy needs with our own production, and we can now export our cleaner energy to other countries.”
Lummus said Wyoming “has been at the forefront of this energy revolution,” but the Biden administration and Democrats seek to “tie” the US energy future to Russia and OPEC instead of producing energy at the national level.
“Their green dream is a real nightmare for Americans, from the oil well to the gas pump. At the same time, this green obsession is actually causing more pollution by boosting foreign energy produced under regulation. lax environmental policy, ”said the Wyoming senator.
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“The policies of this administration are actually harming our planet more, and Americans are paying the price every day,” she added.
The Senate began an a-rama vote on the Democrats’ budget proposal on Tuesday, after passing the bipartisan infrastructure bill with 19 Republican votes. Senate staff members told Fox News they expect the series of votes to last for hours.