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