Sens. Scott, Hyde-Smith, Cassidy Introduce Measure to Stop Biden’s Radical Title IX Changes

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) in introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval to protect Title IX from a radical Biden administration rule that tramples on rights given to girls and women for decades.

The resolution would overturn the Biden Department of Education’s final rule titled “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance.” Among other things, the revised Title IX rule redefines “sex” to include gender identity and rescinds due process protections for students in disciplinary procedures.

“The Biden rule single-handily erodes the protections Title IX created to ensure women have access to a fair and safe experience in all aspects of education. Their attempt to force a far-left gender ideology on Americans is as immoral as it is illegal,” said Senator Scott. “I’m proud to join my colleagues in this effort to uphold Title IX’s intent and provide both safety and opportunity for women and girls simply pursuing their education.”

“President Biden’s Title IX regulation stretches the law beyond reason, ignores basic biological facts, and infringes on the rights of parents and teachers. It is a backward rule that only hurts women and girls, by stripping away opportunities and rights they have enjoyed for decades,” Senator Hyde-Smith said. “We must save Title IX by stopping this radical rule.”

“Title IX has been about making sure women have a fair shake relative to men. The new Biden rule radically overhauls Title IX, injecting a progressive gender ideology that removes longstanding protections for women and girls. This is the death of Title IX as we know it,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Proud to join this CRA to stand with all women and girls, and ensure they have every opportunity to succeed on the field and in the classroom.”

The resolution is also cosponsored by U.S. Senators Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Katie Britt (R-Ala.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Roger Marshall (R-Neb.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), James Risch (R-Idaho), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and J.D. Vance (R-Ohio.).

The Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) supports the congressional effort to save Title IX.

Broadly, opposition to the final Title IX regulation is targeted at the Education Department importing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) protections into Title IX, extending protection to gender identity and sexual orientation. This radical shift, which essentially legislates through regulation, will allow biological males who identify as females to compete in women’s and girls’ sports.

The CRA was also filed on the basis that the final rule threatens free speech on campus, protects teacher unions, and hurts due process protections for students accused of sexual harassment on campus. Further, noncompliance with Title IX regulations jeopardizes all federal funds an institution receives.