HOUSE PASSES REP. LAWLER’S AMENDMENTS TO LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION (LHHS) APPROPRIATIONS BILL COMBATTING CAMPUS ANTISEMITISM
Washington, DC, November 15, 2023
Today, Congressman Mike Lawler (NY-17) announced that the House passed two amendments he put forward to the House’s appropriations bill for Labor, Heath and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) to combat antisemitism on college campuses. Representative Lawler's amendment requiring the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education to prioritize the investigation of antisemitic incidents was passed by a voice vote in the en bloc amendments.
His second LHHS amendment, rescinding federal funding for college campuses that give a platform to antisemitism hate, was adopted with broad, bipartisan support. Earlier this year, Representative Lawler introduced H.R. 3773, the Stop Anti-Semitism on College Campuses Act, to rescind federal funding for colleges that authorize, facilitate, provide funding for, or otherwise support any event promoting antisemitism on campus.
"I introduced the Stop Anti-Semitism on College Campuses Act earlier this year after Fatima Mohammed’s hateful anti-Israel diatribe of a commencement speech at CUNY School of Law," said Congressman Lawler (NY-17). "The threats and violence against Jewish students on college campuses in the aftermath of Hamas’ October 7th terrorist attack on Israel have made this policy
"We must ensure students are safe on campus and Congress must continue our work to eradicate the scourge of antisemitism at every turn," Congressman Lawler continued. "The adoption of my amendment to defund campus antisemitism as well as my amendment ensuring the DOE prioritizes investigations of antisemitic incidents shows that the House of Representatives is serious about combating the threats Jewish students are facing every day."
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.