Today, Congressman Tom Suozzi (D – Long Island, Queens) announced the passage of H.R. 943, the Never Again Education Act. The bill, which passed by a vote of 393 – 5, will create a new grant program at the U.S. Department of Education to give teachers across the United States the resources and training necessary to teach our nation’s children the important lessons of the Holocaust and the horrific consequences of hate and intolerance.
“‘Never Again’ is, sadly, not assured. If we do not use the lessons of history to make enlightened moral choices, we risk turning a blind eye to the same hatred and anti-Semitism that formed the permissive foundation for genocide,” said Rep. Suozzi. “I am proud to have cosponsored and voted for this critical legislation and will always support legislation like it, so we ensure that ‘Never Again’ is assured by future generations.”
Suozzi also spoke on the floor of the United States House Representatives in support of the legislation prior to the vote. You can see that here.
Suozzi, a Vice-Chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, has been a fierce advocate for the Never Again Education Act and has helped secure bipartisan support for the legislation. Once the legislation garnered 290 cosponsors, it had to be brought to a vote on the House floor due to rules that Congressman Suozzi and the Problem Solvers Caucus negotiated with House Leadership at the start of the 116th Congress.
In October 2019, Suozzi, along with fellow Vice-Chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), filmed a bipartisan video in support of The Never Again Education Act.
As a member of the Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism, Suozzi has been leading the fight against anti-Semitism and hate since being elected to Congress. Earlier this month, he led the entire Long Island Congressional delegation in sending a letter to top national security officials calling for an investigation into foreign adversaries continuing use of social media and other efforts to foment hate and civil unrest across America. For more information, please click here for a link to the press release.
Submitted by the office of Congressman Tom Suozzi