Following Bishop’s Urging, White House Calls to Cut Funds for Anarchy Cities

September 8, 2020
Press Release

CHARLOTTE, NC—After Congressman Dan Bishop’s (NC-09) and Senator Joni Ernst’s (R-IA) urging, President Trump called for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to review current federal funds directed to state and local governments that allow anarchy.


I support federalism, but mayors of cities across our nation have surrendered the safety of citizens, families and businesses to violent mobs for months with predictably violent results,” said Rep. Bishop. “I thank President Trump and Director Vought for holding these cities accountable for choosing their liberal agenda over the most basic tenant of their job: to keep constituents safe. Anarchy cannot persist in America,” concluded Bishop.


The letter, led by Congressman Bishop and Senator Ernst, was sent to OMB on July 21, 2020. It requested review of federal funding directed to cities that allow anarchy. On June 23, 2020, Bishop also introduced the CHOPping Cash for CHAZ Act, which would cut federal funds to cities and localities that allowed anarchy zones to exist and persist. He also introduced the NO Reward for Inciting Organized Turmoil Act of 2020, increasing the penalty and accountability standards for an attack on law enforcement during rioting.