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Ernst Fights to Safeguard Hunter Education and Archery in Iowa Schools

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) is standing up for Iowans’ Second Amendment rights as the Biden Department of Education attempts to withhold funds used to support archery, hunter safety education, or other extracurricular programs in public schools.

Ernst is providing critical oversight of the Biden administration’s blatant attempt to issue guidance that contradicts congressional intent for this funding and demanding that Biden’s Department of Education and the Senate Appropriations Committee renew support for these programs that provide students with pathways to professional success, community safety, and personal well-being. She is also supporting the Allowing for Recreational Resources for Outdoor Wellness (ARROW) Act to counter the Biden administration’s out-of-touch guidance and preserve sports clubs, teams, training, or related activities in schools.

“The Biden administration is attempting to defund archery and hunter safety programs at our schools, and on behalf of Iowans, I’m fighting back. This is a direct contradiction of Congress’ intent in pursuit of President Biden’s unconstitutional, anti-gun agenda,” said Senator Ernst. “The Biden administration’s action could eliminate opportunities for students in Iowa schools to learn safe and responsible firearm handling, lessons about recreational shooting sports, and experience the outdoors. This is completely out of touch with Iowa, where we appreciate and participate in this recreation, and our students should not be forced to miss out.”