WASHINGTON – On November 9th, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, will lead a roundtable to look into the rising rates of anti-Semitic harassment and violence on colleges campuses. The roundtable will also review the Biden administration’s legal responsibility to protect Jewish students from discrimination under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. All members of the Senate HELP Committee have been invited to participate.
Since Hamas’ terrorist attacks on Israel, there has been a disturbing rise in anti-Semitic incidents directed at Jewish students on college campuses, including a Jewish student’s dorm room door set on fire at Drexel University and swastikas drawn on dorm room doors and in bathrooms where Jewish students live at American University.
The panel will include Jewish students, faculty, and national education experts to discuss how schools, the Biden administration, and Congress can better protect Jewish students and ensure a safe learning environment for all.
Last week, Cassidy and U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Mike Braun (R-IN), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), and Ted Budd (R-NC) urged HELP Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to hold a full HELP hearing on this issue.
Date: Thursday, November 9th, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM ET/ 8:00 AM CT
Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building
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If attending, please RSVP to Stephen Lewerenz at Stephen_Lewerenz@help.senate.gov