Never Again Education Act slated for Senate vote
The Senate is expected to vote on legislation to fund expanded Holocaust education resources across the country following its discharge from the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday.
A committee staffer told JI that H.R.943, the Never Again Education Act, will be put forward for a unanimous consent vote.
Introduced in the House of Representatives in January 2019 by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the bill eventually gained more than 300 co-sponsors and the backing of a number of national Jewish organizations before being sent to the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
“Congress is showing that the nation is united behind the fight against antisemitism, bigotry and hatred,” Karen Paikin Barall, Hadassah’s director of government relations said. “The bill will have benefits for the nation far beyond awareness of the Holocaust; it will support the well-being of the United States – and there is no time to waste.”