House Minority Leader Requests Vote on Act to Counter Antisemitism

He urges the House speaker to bring legislation to the floor that seeks to establish a national coordinator to counter antisemitism.

House Minority Leader Hakkem Jeffries of New York sent a letter to House Speaker Mike Johnson on Monday requesting that the Countering Antisemitism Act be brought to the floor for a vote. The bill would establish a national coordinator to counter antisemitism at the White House who would advise the president and coordinate federal efforts.

Congressman Jeffries said that “the effort to crush antisemitism and hatred“ is “an American issue that must be addressed in a bipartisan manner with the fierce urgency of now.” He added, “I strongly urge you to schedule a vote on the bipartisan Countering Antisemitism Act forthwith.”

During a visit to Columbia University a week ago, where anti-Israel demonstrators have set up an encampment, Speaker Johnson stated that school administrators “have co-opted First Amendment arguments to protect genocide and to elevate the voices of antisemitism.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Speaker Johnson regarding the legislation that seeks to prevent antisemitism.
  • For members of the House and Senate as they attempt to address the increase in demonstrations by anti-Israel protestors.
  • For the safety and security of Jewish and Israeli people who have been confronted or harassed by demonstrators.

Sources: The Hill, Spectrum News


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