Bill Passes To Protect Hunter Education
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed U.S. Sen. Jon Tester’s bipartisan legislation that would force the Biden Administration to reverse course on their decision to prohibit the use of federal funds for school shooting sports and hunter education classes.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed the bipartisan legislation that would force the Biden Administration to reverse course on their decision to prohibit the use of federal funds for hunter safety classes. Tester’s bill now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
“The decision by the Biden Administration and Washington D.C. bureaucrats to strip funding from school shooting sports and hunter safety classes simply makes no sense,” said Tester. “That’s why I’m leading the charge to protect our Montana way of life and ensure our students have access to these critical safety courses. I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate to get this bill across the finish line and signed into law.”
As part of his efforts to protect Montanans’ Second Amendment rights, Tester has led the charge to push back against the Biden Administration’s decision to strip funding from these longstanding safety classes.
Tester’s bipartisan legislation would require the Department of Education to restore school districts’ ability to use federal resources for school archery, gun safety, and hunter education programs. Additionally, Tester last month expressed his immediate concerns in a letter to the Secretary of Education after learning the Department interpreted the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) in a way that would block federal funding from being used for these long-standing programs.