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Sens. Cruz, Scott, Rep. Moolenaar Lead National School Choice Week Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the co-chairs of the Congressional School Choice Caucus, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Mich.), in introducing a resolution designating January 21st – January 27th, 2024, as National School Choice Week.

Upon joining the resolution, Sen. Cruz said, “For over a decade, I have been the leading advocate for school choice in the U.S. Senate because I firmly believe that school choice is the civil-rights issue of the 21st Century. Every single child deserves access to an exceptional education regardless of their zip code, race, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. I will continue to stand up for our students in Texas and across the country because building a stronger America starts in our K-12 classrooms.”

Cosponsors include U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Katie Britt (R-Ala.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).

The companion House resolution has 50 cosponsors.

Read full text of the resolution here.


Sen. Cruz has been the dedicated fighter in the U.S. Senate for School Choice:

  • Sen. Cruz successfully got his Student Opportunity Amendment, the most far-reaching federal school choice legislation ever passed, enacted into law as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This amendment expands 529 College Savings Plans to include K-12 elementary and secondary school tuition for public, private, and religious schools.
  • Sen. Cruz has also fought for his Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act, which would create a federal tax credit for taxpayers who donate to scholarship organizations supporting post-secondary workforce education, including trade schools and apprenticeship programs, and K-12 education. This bill focuses on making quality schooling and workforce education more affordable than ever for all Americans.
  • Sen. Cruz introduced The Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act to create an opt-in option for military families to establish Military Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) to help fund their child’s education and expand access to personalized, high-quality educational experiences.
  • Sen. Cruz has continually fought for parental rights in education. In 2021, he introduced the END CRT Act, and demanded the DOJnot interfere with local school board meetings or threaten the use of federal law enforcement to deter parents’ free speech.