Rep. Cammack & Sen. Rubio Introduce The “Keep Kids In Schools Act Of 2022”

Press release from the Office of Congresswoman Kat Cammack

This afternoon, Congresswoman Kat Cammack (R-FL-03) introduced the “Keep Kids in Schools Act of 2022,” the House companion to Senator Rubio’s bill in the U.S. Senate.

The bill would prohibit around $164 billion in unspent COVID relief funds from going to elementary and secondary schools that do not offer in-person instruction on a full-time basis for all enrolled students. The legislation would include an exception for schools that cannot provide in-person instruction due to personnel shortages in following the CDC’s quarantine and isolation guidelines.

“Our students deserve and need to be in school. After more than a year of on-and-off virtual and in-person education, it is no longer acceptable to keep students out of the classroom, forcing them to miss out on important milestones for their academic and social development,” said Rep. Cammack. “In Florida, we’ve been fortunate to have Governor DeSantis leading the way and pushing for in-person instruction, and I’m pleased to join Senator Rubio in this important effort to get our kids back in the classroom.”

“Students have already lost a year or more of in-person instruction, and the impacts on their well-being have been catastrophic,” said Sen. Rubio. “Taxpayer dollars should not go to schools that cave to the ridiculous calls from teachers’ unions and their progressive allies to stay home. [This] bill is commonsense – if a school keeps students out of the classroom, it won’t receive any unspent federal relief funding. Nearly everyone in America agrees that our kids need to be in school.”

Senator Rubio introduced the Senate version of the bill on January 10, 2022. U.S. House cosponsors for the bill at the time of introduction include Reps. Neal Dunn, Brian Mast, John Rutherford, and Mike Waltz.

  • Also, forced online schooling hurts working women, who must now stay home and lose paychecks. Dem leaders used to champion working women. But the DNC recently realized more household poverty helps the Dem narrative of “unjust daycare costs”. So, let’s make more mothers poor! 🙁

  • The dems need to stop with the Covid fear campaign…
    The Covid common cold has a 99.9% survival rate…
    Look what they have done to the dollar & our economy…
    We got a bunch of lazy ass people out their that want
    A check without working….I see all the idiots out there
    Walking on a beautiful day or driving their car wearing
    A paper mask. All the people I hear about that have
    The Covid cold now are people who got the shot…
    If you get sick, take some NyQuil. It seems that the
    Commies, hypochondriacs, & the stupidest of the population get Covid…Brandon is a senile old
    Fart ninkenpoop that needs to be impeached.

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