NC House Majority Leader: “The science and data are very clear; schools are safe to reopen.”

RALEIGH – The bill to require public school districts across the state offer in-person instruction options to students won’t make it to the Governor’s desk until next week after the N.C. Senate failed to concur with an amendment to the bill added in the N.C. House.

The difference being relatively minor, Senate Bill 37 will now likely earn final approval in the General Assembly next week. It had bipartisan support in the N.C. House, an important factor for a bill Governor Roy Cooper will likely veto (his hypocrisy not withstanding), not least because of the powerful arguments made by members on behalf of returning our kids to school.

N.C. House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne) was one of those to draw out the common sense, considered, and consequential reasons his colleagues should vote yes on the bill and Governor Cooper should sign it.

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