House Passes Legislation Against Anti-Semitism

January 11, 2019
Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation fighting anti-Semitism around the world.

The legislation elevates the rank of the Special Envoy on Anti-Semitism to the rank of ambassador and requires Senate confirmation for the position.

Congressman John Moolenaar is a co-sponsor of the legislation and made the following statement:

“Religious freedom is a core principle of our country and it is shared by people around the world. Recent incidents of anti-Semitism at home and abroad show there is still an urgent need to show support for the Jewish people as they face hatred and discrimination. By elevating the role of the special envoy, the United States is sending a clear signal to the rest of the world that our country will be a strong supporter of the Jewish people, as well as Israel and its right to exist.”