WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), co-chair and founding member of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism, released the following statement applauding the passage of companion legislation to her bipartisan Never Again Education Act, which Senator Rosen introduced in the Senate last year. The House bill was introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and has nearly 300 bipartisan co-sponsors.
"Anti-Semitism is increasing at an alarming rate in the United States and across the world,” said Senator Rosen. “Last year, my colleagues and I introduced the bipartisan Never Again Education bill in the Senate to address this growing epidemic of hate and stop hate before it starts. We must ensure our educators are teaching our students about the Holocaust, one of the darkest chapters in world history. I applaud the House for passing this important bill with overwhelming bipartisan support and promise to continue supporting and developing bipartisan policy solutions to fight hate in whatever form it takes.”
BACKGROUND: Last July, Senator Rosen led Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in introducing the Never Again Education Act, bipartisan legislation that would establish a dedicated federal fund to provide teachers with resources and training necessary to teach our students the important lessons of the Holocaust. This legislation now has the support of nearly 30 Senators from both sides of the aisle.
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.
Last October, Rosen launched the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism with co-chair Senator James Lankford (R-OK). The collaboration is the first of its kind in the United States Senate, serving as a corollary to the House of Representative's Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism, of which Rosen was a member when she served in that chamber.