Examples of federalize in a Sentence
The measure federalizes several state programs.
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Title 10 federalizes the National Guard, which means those troops are prohibited from enforcing domestic laws by the Posse Comitatus Act (PCA).
At the height of the war in Iraq and months before a troop surge there, Bush federalized 6,000 National Guard troops in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
Jones and Hood were finally admitted, four and a half hours later, after Alabama National Guard troops, federalized by President Kennedy over the phone, arrived on the scene.
President Dwight Eisenhower sent in troops from the 101st Airborne Division to compel local desegregation and protect the nine black students while federalizing the Arkansas National Guard to block Faubus.
And in the aftermath of the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida this week, Burns tweeted that the U.S. should federalize security in public schools, likening it to TSA.
Wouldn’t federalizing these social programs undermine the role of the states as laboratories of democracy?
Bringing Medicaid costs under control would be a much easier sell if Congress moved to federalize the cost of providing for elderly Medicaid beneficiaries.
The logical corollary of ending SALT would be to move toward federalizing social programs aimed at bettering the lives of the poor, such as Medicaid.
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FEDERALIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of federalize for English Language Learners
: to join (states, nations, etc.) together in or under a federal system of government
: to cause (something) to be under the control of a federal government
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