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December 08, 2023

Crane Introduces Bill to Defund America’s Hate-filled “Elite” Institutions

Yesterday, following a shocking hearing of the House Committee on Education where the presidents of Harvard, MIT, and Penn offered despicably inadequate responses to calls for violence against Jewish students on their campuses, Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ) introduced the No Taxpayer Funding for Ivy League Schools Act.

The bill would halt federal funding for any university in the country with an endowment greater than $5 billion.

Currently, 21 educational institutions in the United States have endowments that fall into this category, including every Ivy League university. Most of these schools saw alarming increases in antisemitic activity on their campuses following the October 7th Hamas terror attack against Israel, with blatant calls for genocide and Jewish students fearing for their lives.

These institutions did little to protect their students, instead helping to cultivate antisemitic environments sympathetic to genocidal terrorists.

Right now, American taxpayers are on the hook to finance institutions that function as breeding grounds for hateful, anti-American ideology. That’s on top of the hard-earned tax dollars they’re forced to shill out to the students at these institutions thanks to President Biden’s student loan giveaway. Students at these institutions take out loans to pay for their indoctrination. Then, the Biden Administration misuses American tax dollars to pay the schools off, instead of holding the students accountable for their financial decisions.

The bottom line is that the American people are being forced to fund hateful indoctrination from multiple angles and it’s time to pull the plug. 

Despite the heads of these “elite” institutions droning on about racial and economic “equity,” they’re more than happy to reap the benefits of absurd amounts of federal funding while critical rural institutions like Navajo Nation’s Diné College – the first tribal college in America – are often ignored.

“Bankrolling institutions that sympathize with terrorists is unthinkable – especially with $33 trillion in national debt. The “elite” institutions of this country are failing the American people & abusing federal funds,” said Rep. Crane. “We have to start reining in our national debt somewhere and what better place to start than eliminating federal subsidies for overvalued institutions that consistently undermine American values?”

Per the legislation, the following universities would be impacted: Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Princeton, MIT, UPenn, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Columbia, Washington University in St. Louis, Duke, UChicago, Vanderbilt, Emory, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, Rice, University of Southern California, Brown, and NYU.