This critical legislation (S.2085/H.R.943) provides for a comprehensive federal Holocaust education program and funding, establishing institutional grants, an online repository of Holocaust education material, and creates a Holocaust education advisory board administered by the Secretary of Education and the Department of Education.

As intolerance, antisemitism, bigotry, and all forms of hate are promoted by hate groups, Holocaust education provides a context in which to learn about the danger of what can happen when hate goes unchallenged and there is indifference in the face of the oppression of others; learning how and why the Holocaust happened is an important component of the education of citizens of the United States.

Supporting expanded Holocaust education is important to increase awareness about Holocaust history, counter prejudice and discrimination, and enhance efforts to teach its universal lessons about human behavior and societal cohesion.

Sponsor:Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 01/31/2019)
Committees:House – Education and Labor
Latest Action:House – 01/31/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.  (All Actions)

Sponsor:Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV] (Introduced 07/10/2019)
Committees:Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action:Senate – 07/10/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.  (All Actions)