Dems Slam DeVos for Proposed Cut to Special Olympics Budget

Independent Journal Review |

Democrats are outraged over Education Secretary Betsey DeVos‘ proposed a new department budget that includes cutting all $18 million of federal funding to the Special Olympics. Lawmakers in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives are reassuring the public that they will fight for the organization’s funding.

“This will never happen. Full stop,” Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) tweeted Tuesday. “But the mere suggestion illustrates how little this Administration values the Americans and families they pledge to serve.”

Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) also criticized the Education Department’s cuts for autism programs.

“This is just disgusting and we are not going to stand for it,” he tweeted.

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