Sunday, June 18, 2017

Add Another Investigation to the Trump Dumpster Fire

The Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts to civil rights enforcement has prompted the US Commission on Civil Rights to begin a two year investigation into the “dangerous reduction of civil rights enforcement.”


The bipartisan US Commission on Civil Rights agency has “grave concerns” over recent budget and personnel cuts announcements made by civil rights departments.

The "proposed cuts would result in a dangerous reduction of civil rights enforcement across the country, leaving communities of color, LGBT people, older people, people with disabilities, and other marginalized groups exposed to greater risk of discrimination," the statement read.

The commission will “examine the degree to which current budgets and staffing levels allow civil rights offices to perform their statutory and regulatory functions.” The group’s statement highlights a number of concerning proposed staff and budget cuts across a number of government agencies.


The commission said the cuts were “particularly troubling” after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s recent refusal to confirm whether the department would step in if federally funded schools discriminate against LGBT students.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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