Hurd Joins Colleagues to Condemn Antisemitism

January 11, 2019
Press Release
'I am proud to support my Jewish brothers and sisters across South and West Texas'

WASHINGTON, DC –U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) joined his colleagues in an act of solidarity with the millions of Jewish people across the nation and world in condemning antisemitism by passing the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act. Hurd was proud to cosponsor this initiative and issued the following statement after walking off the House floor:

“Antisemitism, racism, and bigotry of any kind simply has no place in today’s society,” said Hurd. “We must continue setting an example for the rest of the world by standing tall against hate and showing that only light can conquer darkness. I am proud to support my Jewish brothers and sisters across South and West Texas and will continue to ensure all my constituents are advocated for in Congress.”

"It is no secret that anti-Semitism is on the rise in the U.S. and around the world. This bill prioritizes the importance of combating anti-Semitism and showing that we will stand up against hate. We want to thank Rep. Hurd for cosponsoring this bill and always standing with our Jewish community to ensure peace and security for our region and throughout the U.S.," said Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham, Congregation Agudas Achim, Temple Beth-el San Antonio.

This bill ensures the U.S. State Department continues to heavily prioritize efforts to counter antisemitism around the globe by elevating the top official tasked with this to the rank of ambassador. The appointment of this top envoy will require the approval of the U.S. Senate.