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Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill to Block Federal Funding for Critical Race Theory Training


Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a piece of legislation Thursday to ban funding for critical race theory training in the workplace. 

The End CRT Act would prohibit federal funding for any agency or recipient to teach critical race theory in workplace training. Rep Burgess Owens introduced a similar bill in the House in May of 2021. 

“The federal government has no right to force a political agenda onto Americans, especially one that aims to tear down our institutions and divide us based on race,” Cruz said. “Critical race theory originated out of the critical race studies movement. It is a Marxist ideology that sees the world as a battle, not between the classes – as classical Marxism does – but between the races. This is inherently bigoted.” 

“On President Biden’s first day in office, he rescinded the Trump administration’s commonsense executive order ensuring no government funding goes to anti-American or racist and sexist training, like CRT, in the workplace,” Cruz added. “President Biden’s decision was unsurprising but shows the democratic party will stop at nothing to indoctrinate Americans. I am proud to introduce this bill to block federal funding for CRT and ensure the U.S. government doesn’t contribute to this radical ideology.”