Conference of Presidents Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Upgrade Antisemitism Envoy

New York, NY

. . . Arthur Stark, Chairman, William Daroff, CEO, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

“We welcome the unanimous passage of bipartisan legislation by the US House of Representatives that would elevate the designation of the Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Antisemitism to ambassador-level, providing it with additional prominence and visibility.

This post, created in 2004, plays a critically important part in the global fight against the increasingly urgent threat of antisemitism around the world. The enhancing of this position would represent further recognition by the US government of the critical importance of having an official representative to lead in combating the scourge of Jew-hatred.

We thank Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ), Brad Schneider (D-IL), and Eliot Engel (D-NY) for their leadership as original cosponsors of this legislation, as well as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD). We look forward to seeing this measure signed into law by the President and swiftly enacted in the days ahead.”

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