(PatrioticPost.com)- The Republican majority in the House of Representatives scored a huge success this week when they passed the Parents Bill of Rights Act.
Republican-backed and sponsored by Louisiana Representative Julia Letlow, the legislation passed with a vote of 213-208 but with zero Democratic votes in favor. It was anything but bi-partisan.
Five Republican congressmen voted no on the proposal: Biggs (AZ), Buck (CO), Gaetz (FL), Lawler (NY), and Rosendale (R-MT).
Post-vote, Rosendale tweeted that the solution to an out-of-control education system is not handing over additional responsibility to the federal government.
All public school districts would have to make their curriculum materials accessible to the parents of kids enrolled in those districts, and parental approval would be needed before pupils could take part in surveys under the proposed law.
The bill, formerly known as H.R. 5 in recognition of the age at which most children attend kindergarten, is now one of the top priorities of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who hails from California.
McCarthy argued that parents should be informed about their children’s classroom activities, the use of their tax funds, and the security of the school environment before the vote was taken. McCarthy said parents should be informed about using their children’s education tax monies. The speaker said, “And exactly that is what the Parents Bill of Rights does.”
Members of the House Democratic caucus voiced their strong opposition to the measure in floor statements on Thursday, calling it the “politics above parenting act.”
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) has said that Republicans aren’t working to improve the economy or provide new employment opportunities. He said, “But today, extreme MAGA Republicans enacted a measure that puts politics above parenting and will ban books, control librarians, and intimidate youngsters. By prioritizing politicians above parents, this legislation will lead to kid bullying.
The Senate will examine the plan, which the Democrats currently control, but its chances of passing there are low.