Thomas Massie’s Abolish the Department of Education Bill Picks Up a New Supporter

On February 5, 2021 Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie introduced HR 899, a bill that would abolish the Department of Education. Since then, Massie’s bill has garnered support from various members of the national populist and liberty conservative blocs in the US House. 

With Texas Congressman Ronny Jackson now co-sponsoring this bill, there are now 19 co-sponsors of this legislation. 

Massie tweeted about this development on May 2, 2022: 

Thank you to @RepRonnyJackson for cosponsoring my bill to eliminate the Federal Department of Education (HR 899).

The bill is one sentence:

“The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2022.”

Here’s a little history lesson: The Department of Education was created in 1979. In 1980, the education department’s budget was around $14.7 billion. Fast forward to 2022, the education department had a budget of $76.4 billion. 

The Department of Education has grown in the same way other parasitic government agencies have done so in the past century. This department has nothing to do with education and focuses more on indoctrination.  Plus, it usurps local governments’ functions and centralizes the overall power of the federal government. 

It’s good to see liberty conservative champions such as Arizona Congressmen Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert,  Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Texas Congressman Chip Roy co-sponsor Massie’s bill. 

The Right needs to start getting on the political scoreboard and passing legislation that weakens the Left and the broader managerial state they use to dispossess countless Americans. The time for results, not cheap rhetoric is now. 

Massie grasps this, which is why he is introducing meaningful legislation.

Hopefully, more Republicans follow suit in co-sponsoring the honorable Kentucky representative’s legislation.