Trump to sign the Never Again Education Act into law
The Never Again Education Act is set to be signed into law Thursday by President Donald Trump, though details of the signing remain up in the air.
Background: The bipartisan bill, sponsored in the House by Rep. Carolyn Maloney and in the Senate by Sens. Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), passed the Senate earlier this month following overwhelming support in the House in January. It authorizes the disbursement of $10 million over the next five years to further Holocaust-related programming at middle and high schools.
Limited space: One congressional staffer confirmed to Jewish Insider that the legislation will be signed in a private event in the Oval Office in adherence with coronavirus-related restrictions. Several Jewish leaders have been invited to attend the ceremony.
Heard the other day: Rosen called the bill a “first step in centralizing a good quality and authentic curriculum to teach the Holocaust to future generations” during a webcast hosted by the Jewish Democratic Council of America on Tuesday. Rosen is co-chair of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism along with Sen. James Lankford (R-OK).