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BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the Senate passed legislation he introduced with Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to support Holocaust education programs. Their bill was included as an amendment to the domestic appropriations package.

“I applaud my colleagues for joining our efforts to combat the rising tide of anti-Semitism in our country through increased education about this terrible tragedy,” said Senator Cramer. “The lessons of the Holocaust must always be taught so the experience of the Holocaust may never be repeated.”

“We must never forget those who perished in the Holocaust and we must always work to ensure that knowledge, tolerance, and reason are ever present in the face of ignorance and rising anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and other forms of intolerance and hate,” said Senator Cardin. “Our goal is to ensure that this invaluable American museum has the resources it needs to collect and preserve irreplaceable historical documentation of the Holocaust. In turn, those documents and experiences can be used to provide future generations with the knowledge, tolerance, and reason they need in the world we face today.

Senator Cramer is a strong, consistent advocate for pro-Israel legislation and has frequently condemned anti-Semitic rhetoric and behavior. Last month, he delivered the keynote address at the Christians United For Israel (CUFI) Night to Honor Israel event in Bismarck, where he highlighted support for Israel being an obvious and natural extension of being a Christian. In July, he and these same Senators introduced the Never Again Education Act, which establishes a dedicated fund for holocaust education in schools.