Ted Cruz (R-Texas) had strong words on the Senate floor regarding school safety. He put forth a school safety bill that was eventually blocked. It’s called The Securing Our Schools Act of 2022 and would have provided a $15 billion investment in school safety personnel, doubling the number of school resource officers. It would also invest $10 billion to hire 15,000 school-based mental health professionals. Cruz’s bill also wanted to increase the physical security of schools through grants.
In response to the bill’s failure, Cruz released a statement saying in part, “Democrats have one objective when a mass murder happens, and that is to take away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.”
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