U.S. senators introduce bipartisan bill to fund Holocaust education in schools

July 15, 2019 | The Jerusalem Post

Four senators, Marco Rubio and Kevin Cramer from the Republican Party and Jacky Rosen and Richard Blumenthal from the Democratic Party, introduced a new bill on Thursday that would establish a federal fund “to provide teachers with resources and training necessary to teach our students the important lessons of the Holocaust,” they announced in a statement.

Similar legislation was introduced at the House of Representatives in January. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Elise Stefanik (D-N.Y.) are leading the effort in this chamber, joined by 204 co-sponsors.

The bill seeks to establish a federal fund at the Department of Education – the Holocaust Education Assistance Program Fund.

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