LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined Hadassah, one of the largest Jewish organizations worldwide, to address its members during their national video conference. Senator Rosen spoke about her bipartisan work in Congress to combat anti-Semitism and to continue strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship.
“For over a century, Hadassah, one of the largest Jewish organizations worldwide, has championed causes such as women’s health and empowerment, combating anti-Semitism, and supporting a safe and secure Israel,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud to have partnered with Hadassah on important legislation such as the bipartisan Never Again Education Act and a bill to enhance U.S.-Israel medical research cooperation. I will continue working in Congress to fight the alarming rise in anti-Semitism worldwide, foster collaboration between the U.S. and Israel, and promote equal rights for women everywhere.”
BACKGROUND: In May, Rosen’s Never Again Education Act, bipartisan legislation she introduced alongside Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) was signed into law. The new law, introduced in the House by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), establishes a dedicated federal fund through the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to provide teachers with resources and training necessary to teach our students the important lessons of the Holocaust.
Recently, Rosen helped introduce the bipartisan Expanding Medical Partnerships with Israel to Lessen Dependence on China Act, legislation to enhance partnerships between companies in the U.S. and Israel to develop innovative medical projects aimed at detecting, treating, and curing COVID-19 and lessen U.S. dependence on China for life-saving medications and treatments.
Last year, Rosen launched the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism, with co-chair Senator James Lankford (R-OK).
In January, Senators Rosen, Lankford, Cardin, Cramer, and Menendez introduced a resolution commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by Allied Forces during World War II. The bipartisan resolution unanimously passed the Senate in February.
Senator Rosen holds the distinction of being the third female Jewish Senator in U.S. history, as well as the first former synagogue president to serve in the United States Senate. As such, Senator Rosen has been an outspoken advocate of combating anti-Semitism in the United States, the Middle East, Europe, and around the world.