FIRST ON FOX: A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation late Monday that would allow the Department of Education to fund elementary and secondary school hunting or archery programs.
The lawmakers — Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Kyrsten Sinema, I-Ariz. — introduced the Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act in an effort to clarify language in existing law that the Biden administration has interpreted to crack down on extracurricular programs including hunting, archery, other shooting sports and even culinary arts.
“The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act made historic investments in mental health and school hardening while preserving law-abiding Americans’ Second Amendment rights, and the Biden administration’s misinterpretation of the law is unacceptable,” Cornyn said in a statement to Fox News Digital.
“Educational enrichment programs like hunting and archery are critical to our next generation’s development and well-being, and this legislation would ensure they remain available in schools across the nation,” he continued.
Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Kyrsten Sinema, I-Ariz., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced the Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act on Monday. (Getty Images)
Fox News Digital reported in July that the Education Department shared federal guidance to