“Rescinding or revising the existing Title IX regulations jeopardizes key protections for victims and the due process rights of the accused and places institutions back into legal jeopardy.“
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) joined 20 of his colleagues in a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona strongly criticizing the department’s proposed rule to change how Title IX is implemented and urging extension of the public comment period, set to close on September 12, by 30 days.
“Instead of upholding the key tenets of our judicial system, the Department’s proposal returns to the deeply flawed campus disciplinary process of the Obama administration, which was heavily criticized by liberal law professors, Democrats, and even a former liberal Supreme Court justice,” wrote the senators.
Other signers include U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), and Senators John Boozman (R-AR), Mike Braun (R-IN), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), James Inhofe (R-OK), James Lankford (R-OK), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), Tim Scott (R-SC), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Roger Wicker (R-MS).
The full text of the letter can be found here.
Senator Tuberville has been vocal about the Biden administration’s proposed rule changes to how Title IX is implemented, particularly how the changes would affect women’s sports. The Biden administration seeks to expand the definition of “sex” to include “gender identity,” forcing institutions who accept federal funds to allow biological males to compete in women’s sports.
Senator Tuberville, who began his career as a high school girls’ basketball coach, is leading the efforts in the U.S. Senate to protect women’s sports. Earlier this year, he called for the vote of the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, which Democrats blocked from consideration.
Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.