Rep. Maloney’s Never Again Education Act Now Has 47 Co-Sponsors in the US Senate

Mar 2, 2020
Press Release

NEW YORK,  NY- On International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed Congresswoman Maloney’s H.R. 943 - Never Again Education Act to support Holocaust education across the country. Today, this critical legislation has 47 co-sponsors in the US Senate.

 

Congresswoman Maloney released the following statement to update the progress of the bill, and urge for swift passage in the Senate.

 

“As we see a rise in antisemitic attacks and other hate crimes in America, the urgency of Holocaust education is greater than ever. The lessons of the Holocaust do not just apply to antisemitism, but to all forms of hate and bigotry and I can think of no better way to honor the memories of those murdered than to make sure our students know their names and their stories. It is time for the Senate to follow the House’s lead and overwhelmingly pass the Never Again Education Act. We must to recommit ourselves to the promise of ‘Never Again’ and teach our nation’s children about the consequences of intolerance and hate.”

 

Background

H.R. 943 passed overwhelmingly in the US House of Representatives (393-5)

 

S.2085 currently has 47 co-sponsors.

Democrats (27):

Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]*

Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]

Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]      

Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] 

Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]

Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]      

Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]              

Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]

Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]

Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA] 

Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]

Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV]

Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]

Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]

Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] 

Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]              

Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]

Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]  

Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]            

Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]

Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]

Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]

Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]

Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]

Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]

Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]

Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]

Republicans (19):

Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND]*        

Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]*           

Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ]       

Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]

Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]           

Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS]

Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN]

Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]              

Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]           

Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID]           

Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]         

Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO]           

Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO]           

Sen. Young, Todd [R-IN]

Sen. Thillis, Thom [R-NC]

Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL]

Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS]

Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]

Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]

Independents (1):

Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]

 

Bill Summary:

  • Expands the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s education programming to teachers across the country, requiring the Museum to develop and disseminate accurate, relevant, and accessible resources to improve awareness and understanding of the Holocaust and educate individuals on the lessons of the Holocaust as a means to promote the importance of preventing genocide, hate, and bigotry against any group of people.
  • Funding will support and expand a centralized website maintained by the Holocaust Museum where educators can find curriculum materials. Funding through this bill may also be used to support teachers in bringing the lessons of the Holocaust into their classrooms in other ways, including developing, disseminating, and implementing  principles of sound pedagogy, increasing engagement with state and local education leaders to encourage the adoption of these resources, and evaluating and assessing the effectiveness and impact of Holocaust education programs.
  • Funding may also be used to support an expansion of the Museum’s professional development programs, through activities such as local, regional, and national workshops, teacher trainings with Holocaust education centers and other partners, and engagement with local educational agencies and schools.
  • Authorizes $10 million dollars over 5 years to go to these activities.

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