FOLLOWING HATEFUL SPEECH AT CUNY LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION, LAWLER INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES
Washington, DC, June 1, 2023
Today, Congressman Lawler introduced legislation to rescind federal funding for colleges that promote anti-semitism on their campuses. This comes on the heels of a virulently anti-Semitic CUNY Law School graduation speech, the latest in a long string of anti-semitic incidents on CUNY campuses.
Original cosponsors of the legislation include Reps. Anthony D'Esposito, Joe Wilson, Brian Fitzpatrick, Jeff Van Drew, Chris Smith, Max Miller, Tom Kean, and David Kustoff.
“Many in the Jewish community in New York and across the country were outraged when a student spewed outrageous anti-semitic rhetoric at CUNY Law School’s graduation in May,” said Congressman Lawler. “No college or university should receive a single dollar of federal education funding if they peddle in the promotion of anti-semitism at an event on their campus.”
“My new bill, H.R. 3773 - the Stop Anti-Semitism on College Campuses Act, would do just that. Stopping anti-semitism dead in its tracks is critical for supporting our Jewish communities in New York,” concluded Congressman Lawler. “CUNY should be ashamed of itself for allowing insidious anti-semitism to permeate on its campuses, and my bill will ensure they face stiff penalties if they continue to let hate have a home."
The bill text can be viewed below.
New York's 17th Congressional District is just north of New York City and contains all or parts of Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, and Westchester Counties.