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Rep. Kustoff Statement on Motion to Recommit H.J. Res 37 and Tackle the Rise of Anti-Semitism

February 13, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—February 13, 2019—Congressman David Kustoff (TN-08) released the following statement on the offering of his Motion to Recommit tackling the rise of anti-Semitism across the globe.



“Today I took to the House floor to address the drastic rise of anti-Semitism here in the United States and throughout the world. These despicable incidents in the U.S. alone rose roughly 60 percent from 2016 to 2017, and last October a gunman stormed into the Tree of Life Synagogue and opened fire, killing eleven people and wounding many more,” said Congressman Kustoff.

“This horrific anti-Semitic tone being taken by some Members of Congress must come to an end. The language I offered affirms the United States’ interest in combating anti-Semitism at home and abroad, something my colleagues on both sides of the aisle should and must support. I am proud to stand today in solidarity with my Jewish community as this hate has no place in our country.”

  • Congressman Kustoff’s Motion to Recommit H.J. Res 37 states, “it is in the national interests of the United States to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad. With an unfortunate rise in anti-Semitism and attempts to delegitimize Israel, the United States House of Representatives must emphasize the importance of combating anti-Semitism and reject all movements that deny Israel’s right to exist.”
  • The Motion to Recommit passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 424-0.