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WASHINGTON–U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) have joined over two dozen Republican senators to introduce a resolution supporting parents’ right to be fully and actively involved in the education of their children, and calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to rescind the Department of Justice (DOJ) memorandum that inappropriately directs federal law enforcement resources to be used against parents advocating on behalf of their children.

“As a former school board member, I know parents care deeply about their child’s education and want to be involved in the decisions educators and administrators make about what students learn,” Boozman said. “Because of the Biden administration’s dismissive and intimidating actions, many Arkansans and parents across the country feel prohibited from having those vital conversations. Our resolution reasserts and affirms their right to offer input and demand accountability.”

“Directing federal law enforcement to investigate concerned parents is an abuse of power. Merrick Garland should rescind this initiative and resign,” said Cotton.

The resolution was introduced by Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) and is also cosponsored by Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), John Barrasso (R-WY), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Mike Braun (R-IN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Josh Hawley (R-MO), John Hoeven (R-ND), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Ron Johnson (R-WI), John Kennedy (R-LA), James Lankford (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-UT), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Jerry Moran (R-KS), James Risch (R-ID), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tim Scott (R-SC), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) and Roger Wicker (R-MS). 

Text of the resolution can be found here.