Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2016

December 1, 2016
December 22, 2016
Referred to House (sub)committee

This bill would require the Dept. of Education to consider anti-Semitism when reviewing alleged violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibited discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs receiving federal assistance. It also cited the definition of anti-Semitism set forth in a 6/8/10 State Dept. fact sheet (released by the department’s special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism), which specified efforts to delegitimize or demonize Israel as contemporary examples.

See identical bill S. 10 of 12/1/16 for further action.

23 cosponsors (13R, 10D).

Last major action: 12/22/16 referred to House Subcomm. on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

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