Rosen Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Houses of Worship, Congregations From Violence

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen helped introduce the bipartisan Pray Safe Act to establish a Federal Clearinghouse on Safety and Security Best Practices for Faith-Based Organizations And Houses of Worship. This would help provide places of worship with information on best practices and recommendations for safety, as well as federal resources and grant programs to strengthen security. 

“Places of worship are sacred for communities across our nation, and we’ve sadly seen them become targets of violent attacks in recent years,” said Senator Rosen. “We must ensure that synagogues, churches, mosques and other places of worship have the resources they need to keep their facilities and congregations safe from the alarming rise of hate-fueled violence, including antisemitism. Our bipartisan legislation provides houses of worship access to information, training, and funding to improve safety and security.”

Senator Rosen has been committed to protecting Americans from an increasing rise in hate, including antisemitism. Senator Rosen led the push as co-chair of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism for the first-ever national strategy to counter antisemitism released earlier this year. Rosen also supported the Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Teorrism Act, companion legislation to a bipartisan bill she co-sponsored to help protect houses of worship from violence with resources to increase security.