STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Two United States senators came to the phone yesterday. We’d called them to discuss their proposal to commit $1 billion of federal money to civics education.
Can I get each of you just to introduce yourself?
CHRIS COONS: I’m Senator Chris Coons from Delaware.
JOHN CORNYN: And I’m Senator John Cornyn from Texas.
COONS: Should we say that introduction again and also say our party, which I forgot to?
CORNYN: That might be a good idea.
INSKEEP: Ooh, go for it.
COONS: I’m Senator Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware.
CORNYN: And I’m John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas.
INSKEEP: Glad they did it again because the party labels are important here. Senators Cornyn and Coons say they are working on a bipartisan measure. They’re doing so in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, among other events. They’re proposing grants to support