Bipartisan Senate legislation to combat anti-Semitism on campus


Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn.) on Tuesday introduced bipartisan legislation to grant the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) the necessary statutory tools at their disposal to investigate anti-Semitic incidents on college campuses.

The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act would codify the definition as one adopted by the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism.

“It is incredibly important that we work together to stamp out anti-Semitism and other forms of religious discrimination across our country,” Scott said in a statement. “By clarifying exactly what anti-Semitism is, we will leave no question as to what constitutes an anti-Semitic incident.”

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