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Heritage Action for America Saturday Summary, January 22, 2022: It was another eventful week on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday, Democrats failed in their attempt to nuke the filibuster and rig election rules, while on Friday, thousands of pro-life activists marched to the Supreme Court to mark the anniversary of Roe. v Wade and call attention to the pro-life cause. Things are happening in state capitals too. We made a promise to you that in 2022 we are going to continue to bring the fight to the states on the most important issues: election integrity, protecting the sanctity of life, and ensuring critical race theory doesn’t discriminate against our children at school. And this week, Georgia introduced an anti-CRT bill to ensure kids are free to think and free to learn—and Heritage Action activists are already rallying in support. Let’s dive in.
The Senate Stays Intact
On Wednesday, Senator Schumer and Senate Democrats were dealt a major blow to their efforts to abolish the legislative filibuster and cram through their election rigging bills. Moderate Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) bucked party lines and voted with Senate Republicans to preserve the filibuster and protect voting rights. You can see how your Senators voted using the Heritage Action Scorecard. Looking ahead: Having failed to pass “Build Back Better” and their election bills, Pelosi and Schumer will now turn their attention to their next obstacle…government funding. Back in December President Biden signed a bill to fund the government through February 18 with a continuing resolution, meaning Congress must come together in agreement by that date with an appropriations bill to stave off a shutdown and fund the government through the rest of fiscal year 2022 (which ends in September). Complicating the issue for Dems is March 1—the scheduled date of Biden’s first State of the Union Address. With two massive legislative failures under their belts, they will look for a big win on government funding before Biden’s big speech. Rumor on the Hill is that Democrats will look to throw away MORE TAXPAYER DOLLARS on their pet projects, all in the name of “COVID relief.” >> In case you missed it! << The Heritage Foundation has launched the “Congressional Oversight Project” to hold the corrupt Biden Administration accountable for their actions against the American people. The Biden Administration routinely abuses its power, and it’s time the American people know what is happening between bureaucrats behind closed doors. Senior Advisor at The Heritage Foundation Mike Howell will be leading the charge and has extensive experience as he served in the Trump Administration as an attorney at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Click here to read the statement released by Heritage President, Kevin Roberts.
Georgia's Bill to Protect Children
The “Stop CRT in Education Act” (H.B. 888) was introduced in the Georgia state legislature by Rep. Brad Thomas and will Stop State-Sanctioned Racial Discrimination & Increase Transparency in Classrooms. Here is what this bill does:
Defends free speech by ensuring students are not forced to affirm the tenets of CRT
Ensures state funding is not used to violate students civil rights
Prohibits racial discrimination against students
Requires that the titles and authors of materials used in classrooms be published online
This is a crucial bill as we are on the heels of the Biden administration using the Department of Justice (DOJ) to come after parents who are simply concerned about the education their students are receiving. School systems exist to serve the best interests of students, and that means EDUCATING and not INDOCTRINATING.
2022 March for Life
On Friday, Heritage Action joined thousands of grassroots activists at the annual March for Life. This year is special as Roe v. Wade could be overturned by the Supreme Court with a ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, a case directly challenging the Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling on Roe v. Wade.
It’s important to remember that if Roe v. Wade is overturned, this does not mean that abortion will become illegal. The power will be placed back in the hands of the states to determine their own abortion laws. While we wait to see if the court overturns Roe, Heritage Action will continue their fight to protect the unborn and the sanctity of life. Listen to the newest episode of On Air with Heritage Action >> In our latest episode, host Lindsey Curnutte is joined by Director of Grassroots Janae Stracke to discuss the March for Life here in Washington, D.C. and talk about what a Post-Roe America might look like. The fight isn’t done until America’s laws embrace every life by protecting the unborn. We have our work cut out for us. As always, thank you for your dedication and hard work. Jessica and the Heritage Action Team
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