Press Release

McHenry Cosponsors Legislation to Protect Hunting and Archery Programs for Students

WASHINGTON - Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement after recently cosponsoring H.R. 5110, the Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act. This legislation will end the Biden Administration policy of withholding Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) funds from hunting and archery education programs nationwide.

“I am proud to support legislation to end this egregious overreach by President Biden and Secretary Cardona. Hunting education and archery programs in our schools are vital to teaching proper firearm safety and providing opportunities for young people to sharpen their skills in the outdoors. This administration is intent on attacking our Second Amendment rights, no matter how detrimental it may be to Tenth District students."


  • Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona is applying an overly broad reading of the law, which goes against intent of the law, to block ESEA funds hunting and archery education programs.
  • Congressman McHenry recently joined his colleagues in a letter to Secretary Cardona, demanding a reversal of this policy. 
  • Click here to read their letter to Secretary Cardona.