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morgan luttrell portraitSpecial to the News-Times

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Morgan Luttrell, Texas 8, spoke out in favor of the recent passage of the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2023, which ensures that biological females compete against other biological females in women’s competitive sports, not against biological men.

“Biological men have absolutely no place in women’s sports — it is a scientific fact that men and women are biologically different,” Luttrell said. “Title IX established a level playing field for women, but, unfortunately, the Biden Administration is actively pushing a woke agenda that will take away opportunities for women who have worked extremely hard to be where they are, on and off the field. I am proud to support this commonsense legislation that stands up for the rights of female athletes by putting fairness, competition, and safety first.”

The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2023:

•Clarifies that a recipient of federal education funding violates Title IX’s prohibition against sex discrimination if the recipient operates, sponsors, or facilitates athletic programs or activities and allows a person whose sex is male to participate in an athletic program or activity that is designated for women or girls.

•States that sex in the athletic context must be recognized based only on a person’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth.

•Clarifies that the bill’s provisions do not prohibit schools or institutions from permitting males to practice against women’s sports teams, protecting the long-standing routine of some women’s athletic programs of practicing or scrimmaging against males.

Elsewhere, during a Committee on Homeland Security hearing which included testimony from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Luttrell challenged Mayorkas on the fentanyl crisis that has been exacerbated by the Biden Administration’s open border policies, and the secretary’s use of millions in taxpayer dollars to prepare for possible impeachment hearings.

“(These crises) are two components of the same problem — a complete and total failure to secure the southern border,” Luttrell said.

“This … has taken a major toll on every state, especially Texas,” he said. “Illegal crossings, human trafficking, drug trafficking, drug-related deaths, and major crimes have all skyrocketed on their watch. Unfortunately, Secretary Mayorkas has done little but rub salt in the wound by spending 3 million in taxpayer dollars to protect his job that he’s failed to do.”

Facts About the Fentanyl Crisis:

•11,249 pounds of fentanyl have been seized so far in FY2023, with 71,238 fentanyl deaths in 2022.

•More than 1,500 people per week die from taking some type of opioid, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, making opioids by far the leading cause of fatal overdoses in the country. (Council on Foreign Relations)

•In 2021, the death toll surged to 80,411, more than ten times the number of U.S. military service members killed in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Council on Foreign Relations)

•Most fentanyl in the United States is smuggled across the southern border. China is still the main manufacturer of the ingredients needed to create fentanyl. (Council on Foreign Relations)

•Drug cartels have been the leaders in fentanyl production. (Council on Foreign Relations)


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