Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Elise Stefanik joined Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) in introducing the No Tax Dollars for College Encampments Act to make federal accreditation for American universities contingent on having and abiding by rules and procedures to stop encampments, campus building takeovers, and other civil disturbances on campuses following anti-Israel encampments rising up on university grounds across the country. 

“I am committed to ridding universities of the antisemitic rot corrupting our students and making campuses dangerous and unwelcoming to our Jewish communities which is why I am proud to help lead the No Tax Dollars for College Encampments Act. This legislation would prevent the disgraceful mob riots we saw overtake campuses across the country including Columbia University and make sure school leaders are enforcing policies against hostile campus takeovers. Any university leaders that fail to stand up for our Jewish community will be held accountable,” said Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.

“Last school year, makeshift encampments were allowed to flourish on campuses across the country, disrupting classes and intimidating Jewish students. This is unacceptable. My legislation holds these woke universities accountable and ensures they enforce protest rules fairly and equally, not only when it fits their political agenda,” said Congressman Jim Banks.

Specifically, the No Tax Dollars for College Encampments Act would:

  • Enhance transparency by requiring colleges to disclose their civil disturbance response plans.
  • Improve safety through better coordination between campus and local law enforcement.
  • Ensure accountability by linking federal funding to policy implementation and reporting.

Read the full text of the bill here.