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Rep. Rosendale's Letter Leads To President Biden Reversing Decision To Defund Hunting And Shooting Sports In Montana Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following a letter written by Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) in opposition to the Department of Education's decision to block federal funds for Montana schools’ hunting safety and archery programs, President Biden has reversed his efforts to defund hunting and shooting sports in Montana schools.

In August, Rep. Rosendale wrote a letter to Secretary Cardona expressing opposition to the attempt by the Biden Administration to withhold $4.8 million from schools that offer a hunting safety or archery program through the Stronger Connections Grant Program.

“This decision will have a detrimental impact on the millions of children enrolled in school archery and hunting safety programs,” said Rep. Rosendale. “There is no excuse for the Department to misinterpret legislation in order to advance a progressive agenda at the expense of Montanans and their way of life.”   “This Administration’s rabid hatred of the Second Amendment is creating unnecessary confusion and harming the children of Montana. Archery teaches children focus, self-control, discipline, patience, and the life lessons required to be successful in school and throughout life. Hunting is a way of life in Montana, as it promotes conservation, stimulates the local economy, helps feed our population, and builds strong family bonds among others.”

Read my letter to Secretary Cardona here.