Washington, DC – This week, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik cosponsored the Preventing Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Act, led by Congressman David Kustoff and Leader Kevin McCarthy.
“The recent and drastic surge in Anti-Semitic violence, attacks, and rhetoric is vile and un-American, and I am proud to take action to ensure the perpetrators of these evil hate crimes are brought to justice. Every Member of Congress has a moral obligation to stand strongly with the Jewish-American community and speak up on their behalf, and I am proud to do so,” said Congresswoman Stefanik.
The Preventing Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Act will:
- Require the Department of Justice (DOJ) to designate an official responsible for handling the expedited review of anti-Semitic hate crimes and reports for the next three years
- Require the Attorney General to issue a report examining anti-Semitic hate crimes and investigations to Congress within 90 days of enactment, and every 90 days after until December 31, 2024
- Remove the 10-year maximum penalty for federal hate crime convictions if the offender has at least one prior conviction for a state or federal hate crime felony