Did President Obama Cut $300 Million From School Safety Funding?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensMarch 14, 2018 11:29 am,

According to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the Obama administration cut $300 million in school safety funds. Cruz made the claim after last month’s school shooting in Florida that took 17 lives.

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

In an interview with CNN, Cruz said he had previously offered “relevant legislation” on school safety, and had refiled the bill after the Florida shooting.

“He said that as of 2013, the first time he and Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley offered this plan, the Obama administration had cut $300 million from school safety,” Selby says.

Hear how Ted Cruz’s claim scored in the player above.