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Rubio, Rosen, Lankford, Colleagues Urge Biden to Develop Whole-of-government Strategy to Counter Antisemitism

Government and Politics

December 7, 2022


Rubio, Rosen, Lankford, Colleagues Urge Biden to Develop Whole-of-government Strategy to Counter Antisemitism

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), James Lankford (R-OK), and fellow members of the Senate and House Bipartisan Task Forces for Combating Antisemitism sent a letter to President Joe Biden calling for the development of a unified national strategy to monitor and combat antisemitism and ensure closer interagency coordination, with the goal of adopting a whole-of-government approach. 

With antisemitism rising in the United States and across the globe, the lawmakers highlighted that closer interagency cooperation is needed to share best practices, data, and intelligence; identify gaps in current efforts; and execute a unified national strategy. 

-“As members of the House and Senate Bipartisan Task Forces for Combating Antisemitism, we write to urge you to ensure leaders working within your Administration are working together to execute a unified national strategy to monitor and combat antisemitism. With Jewish communities worldwide facing increasing discrimination, as well as threats and acts violence, we believe a whole-of-government approach is needed to effectively address the scourge of antisemitism.”

-“We welcome the measures the Administration has taken thus far to address antisemitism. However, combating a growing threat of this magnitude, particularly here at home, requires a strategic, whole-of-government approach. Because many individual agencies play a critical role in combating antisemitism, closer coordination is needed to share best practices, data, and intelligence; identify gaps in efforts; streamline overlapping activities and roles; and execute a unified national strategy.”

The letter was signed by more than 100 members of congress. See the full list here.

Want more information? Read the full letter here