Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Introduces Students and Teachers Over Politicians (STOP) Act
Today, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko introduced the Students and Teachers Over Politicians Act, or STOP Act. This bill terminates public funding of presidential election campaigns and transfers the remaining funds in the Presidential Election Campaign Fund (PECF) to students and teachers under title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
“Recently, House Democrats passed H.R. 1, a mammoth bill dramatically expanding the public financing of elections,” said Congresswoman Lesko (R-AZ). “Taxpayer funds should not be used to line the pockets of politicians, but instead to invest in our future. My bill will give $372.4 million to teachers who spend each day educating America’s children. I think everyone can agree that teachers need this money, not Washington politicians.”