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February 9, 2024

Dear Senators, 

Independent Women’s Voice, which fights to enhance people’s freedom, opportunities, and well-being, supports the Avoid Bureaucratic Control (ABC) Act, sponsored by Senator Tim Scott. Under the ABC Act, most Education Department rules would automatically sunset ten years after they are enacted unless, upon review, the department can justify keeping the rule in place.

During the review process, the Department of Education must consider several factors. Importantly, this includes the extent to which the rule impedes our right as parents to direct the upbringing, care, and education of our children. Unfortunately, schools have a poor track record on this, as loving parents are frequently shut out of discussions regarding the best interests of their children.

Thank you, Senator Scott, for your efforts to curb federal overreach and return control of education decisions back to parents. We urge all senators to join him and support this bill. 


Hadley Heath Manning

Vice President for Policy

Independent Women’s Voice