Senator Casey’s Bipartisan Legislation Pushes Back Against Department of Education Guidance Prohibiting the Use of Federal Education Funding for Archery, Hunting, and Gun Safety Education Courses
PENNSYLVANIA – Last week, Senator Bob Casey successfully passed his bipartisan bill to protect educational hunting programs and preserve Pennsylvania’s long hunting culture and traditions. The concerns of everyday Pennsylvanians remain front and center for Casey and he remains committed to working across the aisle to push back against any attempts that could hurt the interests of Pennsylvanians.
Here’s what they’re saying:
- Senator Bob Casey’s bill concerning hunter education has passed the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support.
- The bill looks to reverse the U.S. Department of Education’s guidance that prohibits certain federal education funding for archery, hunting and gun safety education classes and extracurricular school programs.
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- U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) has announced the successful passage of his bipartisan bill aimed at reversing the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) guidance, which had previously prohibited the use of specific federal education funding for archery, hunting, and gun safety education classes, as well as extra-curricular programs in schools.
- Senator Casey, highlighting the importance of this development for Pennsylvania, a state with a rich hunting tradition, emphasized the significance of school archery and hunting education programs in preserving family traditions of hunting various game, including white-tailed deer and wild turkeys, from one generation to the next.
- Senator Casey has consistently advocated for the Department of Education to reverse its guidance on this matter. Furthermore, he has pressed the Senate Appropriations Committee to include provisions in the FY 2024 spending bill that would permit funding for these valuable educational programs.
- U.S. Senator Bob Casey’s (D-PA) bill unanimously passed the Senate protecting funding for hunting and gun safety education classes.
- Casey recently joined bipartisan groups of his colleagues to call on the ED to change the guidance and to request that Senate Appropriators include language to permit hunting education in the Fiscal Year 2024 spending bill.
- U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) announced passage of his bipartisan bill to reverse the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) guidance prohibiting the use of certain federal education funding for archery, hunting, and gun safety education classes and extra-curricular programs in schools.
- The U.S. House of Representatives passed this legislation overwhelmingly in a 424-1 vote. The bill now heads to President Biden’s desk.