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FIRST ON FOX: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and House Education Committee ranking member Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., sent a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Wednesday demanding he turn over his correspondence with teacher’s unions.
The House Republican leaders torched the Biden administration secretary over school closures across America and the massive amount of education spending from the Democrats’ American Rescue Plan in a letter exclusively obtained by Fox News.
“We noted Congress had already appropriated nearly three times the funding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said was needed to operate schools successfully,” the lawmakers wrote.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks through the Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 17, 2021. (REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz)
“Unfortunately, rather than continuing Congress’s bipartisan approach to addressing COVID-19, Democrats advanced their partisan agenda, approving more than $120 billion in additional funding for schools,” the letter continues.
The Republican leaders noted that the Democrats “argued their radical spending was necessary” to safely reopen schools, and that the GOP were proven correct in knowing the Democrats weren’t telling