The American Jewish Congress applauds the passage of the Never Again Education Act by the U.S. Senate. Both the House and the Senate have now passed this important bill that expands Holocaust education resources across the country.

We thank Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), for introducing the bill and all the members of the Senate that, similarly to their colleagues in the House, recognized the importance of the legislation. Particularly, we would like to highlight the leadership, determination, and consensus-building efforts of Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV). We commend their work in drafting the legislation and in gathering the necessary bipartisan support to guarantee the swift passage of the bill in both chambers of Congress.

It is encouraging to see that, even in politically divisive times, our elected leaders have the ability to unite in remembering the world’s darkest hours and in safeguarding the important lessons of history in order to protect future generations. Recent polls have shown that Americans are not educated enough about the Holocaust and its horrors. This important bill will designate $10 million over five years to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) to expand and enhance Holocaust education for the younger generations.  

The American Jewish Congress looks forward to the President’s signing of the bill and to its enactment. 

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