U.S. Congressman Max Miller Hails Passage of Bipartisan Antisemitism Awareness Act

May 01, 2024
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WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Congressman Max Miller (OH-07) applauded the passage of the bipartisan and bicameral Antisemitism Awareness Act, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 320 – 91. In addition to Miller, the bill was also led Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Rep. Mike Lawler (NY-17), and Rep. Jared Moskowitz (FL-23).  U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is leading the legislation in the Senate. 

The Antisemitism Awareness Act will require the Department of Education to use the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism and its contemporary examples when enforcing federal anti-discrimination laws, codifying an executive order implemented by former President Trump and maintained by President Biden. Usage of the IHRA definition in this context is a key step in calling out antisemitism and ensuring antisemitic hate crimes on college campuses are properly investigated and prosecuted. 

“With the rise of extreme antisemitism on college campuses, federal policy must protect Jewish students as college students and other protestors celebrate the brutality of Hamas terrorists who slaughtered innocent Israelis. I am proud that my colleagues and I stood strong against hate today,” said Congressman Max Miller.  

The list of organizations that endorse the Antisemitism Awareness Act includes: Israeli-American Council (IAC), Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET), Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), Conference of Presidents of American Jewish Organizations (COP), Hadassah, Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM), Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), Christians United For Israel (CUFI), Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), American Jewish Committee (AJC), and Anti-Defamation League (ADL). 

Editor’s note regarding Congressman Miller:   

Congressman Max Miller represents Ohio’s Seventh District which includes Medina and Wayne counties as well as parts of Cuyahoga and Holmes counties. Miller serves on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for which he is also Chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. The Republican freshman members selected Miller as their representative to the Republican Steering Committee.  He is a member of the Republican Study Committee, Main Street Caucus, and the Congressional Jewish Caucus. Before joining Congress, Miller spent six years in the Marine Corps Reserves and served in several senior positions for President Donald Trump. Please visit http://maxmiller.house.gov for more information.  

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