Following Rosen-Led Bipartisan Call to Action, President Biden Establishes Interagency Group and National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism

Announcement Comes Less Than A Week After Senator Rosen Led A Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Of More Than 125 Members Of Congress Urging President Biden To Develop A Whole-Of-Government Approach

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) applauded news that President Biden will establish an interagency group led by the Domestic Policy Council and National Security Council to increase and better coordinate efforts to combat antisemitism and other forms of discrimination in the United States. The President has tasked the interagency group to develop a national strategy to counter antisemitism as its first order of business. 

This follows a bipartisan, bicameral letter led by Senator Rosen and signed by 125 colleagues in the Senate and House calling for the development of a unified national strategy to monitor and combat antisemitism and ensure closer interagency coordination, with the goal of adopting a whole-of-government approach. 

“With Jewish communities here in the U.S. and worldwide experiencing an epidemic of anti-Jewish bigotry and violence, a whole-of-government approach is needed to counter the scourge of antisemitism,” said Senator Rosen. “I am pleased to see President Biden heeded our call to convene an interagency group and develop a national strategy to combat antisemitism. The steps announced today will go a long way toward improving the United States’ ability to combat antisemitism, helping to keep communities safe and eradicate hate. I want to thank Senator Lankford as well as Representatives Manning and Smith for their partnership on this critical effort.”

Senator Rosen has been a leader in the fight to combat antisemitism. Last month, Senator Rosen secured the support of Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and FBI Director Christopher Wray on creating a national strategy to combat antisemitism. Recently, she joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) for a meeting with high-level administration officials and organizations working to combat antisemitism. Senator Rosen founded the first-ever Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combatting Antisemitism along with Senator James Lankford (R-OK).