Massie and other Republicans push bill that would terminate an entire department

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Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky has reintroduced a bill that would abolish the United States Department of Education.

“The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2023,” the brief measure states.

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Massie contends that there is no constitutional authority for the existence of the department. “I have introduced a bill to terminate the Department of Education. There is no Constitutional authority for this federal bureaucracy to exist,” Massie tweeted.

The measure, which has been put forward in the past as well, is unlikely to pass because even if it clears the House where Republicans hold the majority, it will likely stall in the Senate.

“Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. should not be in charge of our children’s intellectual and moral development,” Massie said, according to a press release. “States and local communities are best positioned to shape curricula that meet the needs of their students. Schools should be accountable. Parents have the right to choose the most appropriate educational opportunity for their children, including home school, public school, or private school.”

Massie’s press release lists GOP Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona, Dan Bishop of North Carolina, Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Eric Burlison of Missouri, Harriet Hageman of Wyoming, Rich McCormick of Georgia, Mary Miller of Illinois, and Chip Roy of Texas as original cosponsors. Massie has tweeted thanks to other lawmakers for cosponsoring the bill, including, Tom Tiffany of Wisconsin, Russ Fulcher of Idaho, and Mike Collins of Georgia