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Collins applauds President Trump's executive order to combat anti-Semitism

Dec 11, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, commended President Donald Trump for signing an executive order to combat anti-Semitism on college campuses, which reflects language in Collins’ Anti-Semitism Awareness Act (H.R. 4009). Collins attended the signing event today at the White House.

“The rising tide of anti-Semitism in the United States and around the world is something that should alarm everyone. Sadly, anti-Semitism has also become all too common on college campuses, hindering students’ ability to learn and infringing on their civil rights. I applaud President Trump for signing an executive order that puts principles from the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act into action,” said Collins. 

Collins introduced the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act in July with support from 20 Republicans in the House. Last Congress, this legislation received bipartisan support from 50 members of Congress. 

“Chairman Nadler supported this bill last Congress, yet he has refused to consider this bill in the Judiciary Committee. It’s incredibly disappointing that the Democrats have accepted anti-Semitic rhetoric in their caucus and, worse yet, in the Capitol,” continued Collins.