WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), chair and co-founder of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism, joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), on Tuesday for a meeting with high-level officials from the White House, State Department, Department of Justice, and Department of Homeland Security, as well as representatives from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, Anti-Defamation League, and the American Jewish Committee who are leading the charge in combatting antisemitism.
“Jewish communities across our country are experiencing an increase in antisemitic rhetoric, hate, and violence that threatens their safety,” said Senator Rosen. “We have a responsibility to do everything we can to combat antisemitism in all of its forms, and I was glad to be a part of this conversation as we work to develop a unified strategy to tackle the alarming rise of antisemitic incidents. As the chair of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combatting Antisemitism, I look forward to continuing this important work.”
Senator Rosen has been a leader in the Senate for combatting antisemitism. She co-founded the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combatting Antisemitism in 2019 with Senator James Lankford (R-OK). In 2020, Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Never Again Education Act was signed into law. It established a dedicated federal fund to provide teachers with the resources and training necessary to teach our students the important lessons of the Holocaust. Last Congress, Senator Rosen helped introduce and pass the bipartisan Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act, which was signed into law in January 2021 and elevated the Special Envoy to the rank of Ambassador.