ERIC SCHMITT, Senator for Missouri

WASHNGTON – Today, Senator Eric Schmitt introduced an amendment to cut the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) ability to fund Orwellian “algorithmic justice” bureaucracy with funding meant for broadband development:

“A bloated bureaucracy is the kiss of death when it comes to fiscally responsible practices, and the NTIA’s outlandish request of $337 million for which they have not justified every dollar is a perfect example. Loosely throwing around hundreds of millions of taxpayer funds without even knowing what it’ll be directly spent on is a direct result of this Administration’s asinine budget priorities. This is the textbook definition of fiscal irresponsibility, and shows the Biden Administration yet again trying to enable unnecessary bureaucratic expansion, potential woke AI and equity initiatives, and government overreach,” said Senator Eric Schmitt.