Welcome to our (near-) daily look at the foibles and misadventures of the US Congress! In order to fight back, it’s essential to know how the radical forces at work in DC are diverting attention from the issues that really matter.
While the House was passing the disastrous H.R.7 – which effectively bans all insurance coverage for abortion costs – the Senate was similarly neglecting matters of urgency, albeit through a slightly more inane legislative action.
The Senate passed S.Res.26, described as “a resolution designating the week of January 22 through January 28, 2017, as ‘National School Choice Week.'”
With Betsy DeVos – who will not undergo a second hearing requested by Democrats – poised to enter the role of Trump’s education secretary, Republicans will likely have a route to defund public schools in desperate need of resources in order to fund financially inefficient charters schools that often underperform and accommodate fewer children for similiar costs.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), who introduced the completely worthless S.Res.26, strives to have a recognition week for defunding public schools. If and when this is actually achieved, it will be a great blow to education equality. If this particular resolution is enshrined – well, that’ll just be a massive waste of time.