"If we can afford to send billions of dollars overseas, the least we can do is secure our children’s schools and provide them with adequate resources.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — “Instead of hiring 1,000s of IRS tax enforcement agents to go after hard-working American families, I want to see funds be used to secure our schools, hire more school resource officers, and help train teachers and students on school safety best practices,” said Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34), a strong advocate for school safety and a supporter of students, teachers, and parents, while introducing the "Reduce Gun Violence Act" (RGV Act).
If enacted, this legislation would provide a comprehensive funding package of more than $11 billion dollars to schools across the country to increase physical security and access mental health resources.
“The safety and well-being of our future, our children, is the number one priority of all parents across America,” said Congresswoman Flores.
“As the mother of four children, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this. If we can afford to send billions of dollars overseas, the least we can do is secure our children’s schools and provide them with adequate resources.”
The RGV Act contains three key pillars, all of which build on each other:
- Promoting physical school security
- Increasing access to Mental Health Resources, and
- Establishment of a federal ‘School Safety Best Practices Task Force’ to share and implement best practices.