Senator Marshall Introduces School Lunch CRA

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall announced his Congressional Resolution Act (CRA) of disapproval that would prevent the USDA from retaliating against schools that do not comply with the Biden Administrations LGBTQIA+ ideology in schools. This resolution comes as 22 states are currently suing the USDA for weaponizing the lunch funding against those who don’t adhere to the transgender agenda and allow biological boys to use girls’ bathrooms or locker rooms or have biological boys compete against girls in sports. 

This legislation is co-sponsored by Senators Cotton (R-AR), Lankford (R-OK), Blackburn (R-TN), Risch (R-ID), Braun (R-IN), Hawley (R-MO), Crapo (R-ID), Wicker (R-MS), and Ernst (R-IA).

“This administration is weaponizing funding for school lunch programs in an effort to force public schools to embrace Joe Biden’s transgender agenda,” Senator Marshall said. “The USDA has NO authority to force our children to adhere to woke mandates such as requiring biological boys to be given access to girls bathrooms and locker rooms, or allow biological boys to compete against biological girls in girls’ sports,” Senator Marshall said. “My message with this CRA is clear: Don’t hold children’s lunch hostage in pursuit of your woke agenda.” 


In a May 2022 policy, USDA announced it will interpret “Sex” in Title IX to include “sexual orientation and gender identity,” which jeopardizes states’ Title IX and SNAP school lunch funding. GAO recently determined the USDA policy is not exempt from the Congressional Review Act and is thus subject to a CRA of Disapproval.

This Resolution is endorsed by Heritage Action, CatholicVote, Alliance Defending Freedom, USCCB Committee for Religious Liberty, Independent Women’s Forum, Family Research Council and Parents Defending Education Action.