Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) speaks at a Norpac program in Englewood, both in-person for vaccinated guests and on Zoom, on Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m. The program is hosted by Drs. Esther and Ben Chouake.
Senator Rosen holds the distinction of being the third Jewish woman and the first former synagogue president in the U.S. Senate United States history.
Ms. Rosen was the only freshman in the U.S. House of Representatives to win a seat in the Senate during the 2018 midterm elections. She has a long history of supporting the U.S.-Israel relationship. In January, she joined Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), James Lankford (R-OK), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) to announce the launch of the Senate Abraham Accords Caucus, which will provide an opportunity to strengthen the accords by encouraging and deepening partnerships among the existing Abraham Accords countries and expanding the agreements to include countries that do not have diplomatic relations with Israel.
Ms. Rosen co-chairs the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combatting Antisemitism with Mr. Lankford. The task force’s mission is to support legislative efforts to combat antisemitism, promote Holocaust education, bring the issue of condemning and combating antisemitism to the forefront of our national conversation. Last year, the task force requested $1.25 million for the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism for fiscal year 2022. That’s a 25 percent increase over FY2021.
In 2019, Ms. Rosen participated in a seven-day official visit to Israel. In February 2020, she introduced a bipartisan resolution calling on the United Nations to extend its arms embargo on Iran. Last cycle, she introduced the U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Act, S. 2309, bipartisan legislation that would require the State Department to investigate potential benefits of establishing a joint U.S.-Israel cybersecurity center.
On Sunday, March 6, at 10 a.m., Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) speaks at a Norpac program in Teaneck, in-person for vaccinated guests and on Zoom. The program is hosted by Sarah and Dr. Bob Goodman and Rochelle and Phil Goldschmiedt. Drs. Esther and Ben Chouake are the chairs.
Catherine Cortez Masto has consistently supported the U.S.-Israel relationship since she was elected to the Senate in 2016. She supported and co-sponsored the anti-BDS resolution and the U.S.-Israel Security Authorization Act, as well as a resolution objecting to the unfair treatment of Israel in the United Nations. She also co-sponsored the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act. She voted for the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act, which, among other things, strengthened Israel’s security and allowed a state or local government to adopt measures to divest its assets from entities that boycott Israel. Ms. Cortez Masto is a co-sponsor of the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, which aims to provide for the consideration of a definition of antisemitism for the enforcement of Federal antidiscrimination laws concerning education programs or activities.
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