ICYMI: Senator Marshall Passes Amendment Combating Antisemitism in Schools 

Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senator Roger Marshall led and passed his amendment to block federal funding to schools that promote antisemitism on campuses. Senator Marshall offered this important amendment in today’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee markup hearing. This is a step in rooting out the rise of hatred-fueled acts of antisemitism on campuses. 

You may click HERE or on the image above to watch Senator Marshall’s opening remarks.

Highlights from Senator Marshall’s opening and closing remarks include:

“Hate has no place in America, let alone in our schools. Yet, we’ve seen antisemitism rise at an appalling rate since the horrific attacks against Israel, the people of Israel on October the seventh. The term antisemitism is too soft. It’s too sterilizing, what we’re really seeing is Jewish hate..”

“School days should be a time where students should be able to learn and interact with their peers and teachers without the threat of violence or hate. This amendment will help combat antisemitism in schools by preventing funds from going to schools who have gone against their Title Six duty under the Civil Rights Act, and allowed Jewish hate to occur on their campuses.”

“It’s unthinkable that schools wouldn’t uphold their obligations. But we’ve seen troubling signs that schools are putting Jewish students in harm’s way. Just last week, across on the other side of the Capitol, three presidents from three prestigious institutions couldn’t denounce antisemitism.”

“This amendment will send a clear message to our schools that the federal government will not tolerate allowing hate of any sort to any group of people to run rampant across the campuses.”

“I just would sum this up that it’s time for us to lead on this. I don’t know that we have the time. These students that are being hated on need to know that the United States Senate supports them today, not next year. I don’t see any opportunity to address this between now and next year.”


Senator Marshall previously signed onto two letters asking the Department of Education (DOE) for information on its plan to combat antisemitism in schools. Senator Marshall also participated in a bipartisan roundtable at HELP highlighting this issue with Jewish students from Stanford and Columbia, along with Anti-Semitism experts as witnesses in November.