Press Release

December 11, 2023
Cardin, Rosen, Cramer, Blumenthal, Rubio, Introduce Bill to Reauthorize Never Again Education Act
Bipartisan Legislation Would Extend Federal Holocaust Education Program And Resources Created By 2020 Law

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) joined Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) in introducing the Never Again Education Reauthorization Act to reauthorize the bipartisan Never Again Education Act, which established a federal fund through the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to provide teachers with resources and training to teach students the important lessons of the Holocaust. This bill would reauthorize the program through 2030, as it is currently set to expire in 2025.

“Over the past decade, Holocaust distortion and antisemitism has grown in intensity worldwide. We must do all we can to ensure that history isn’t forgotten or misrepresented,” said Senator Cardin. “The Never Again Education Act supports the work necessary to reinforce a complete and accurate representation of history in our education system while combating antisemitism through education.”

“Failing to educate students about the gravity and scope of the Holocaust is a disservice to the memory of its victims and to our duty to prevent such atrocities in the future,” said Senator Rosen. “At a time of rising antisemitism, reauthorizing the bipartisan Never Again Education Act will help ensure that educators have the resources needed to teach students about the Holocaust and help counter antisemitic bigotry and hate.”

“The alarming rise of antisemitism across our country is a stark reminder we need to do more than just simply say ‘never again,’ and educate our young people,” said Senator Cramer. “In the wake of the horrific attacks in Israel just a few months ago, educating Americans and the world about the horrors of the Holocaust is more important now than ever before.”

“As we face an avalanche of antisemitism, teaching about the Holocaust is more critical than ever,” said Senator Blumenthal. “Reauthorizing the Never Again Education Act ensures that teachers have access to the resources they need to thoughtfully educate their students about one of the darkest chapters in human history. Ensuring that the past horrors of the Holocaust aren’t forgotten will help combat antisemitism and hate in our present and future.”

“In the wake of the October 7th attack by Hamas, echoes of Holocaust denial are a stark reminder of the persistence of antisemitism,” said Senator Rubio. “Now more than ever, it is important to develop resources to fight against antisemitism. This bill would not only ensure continued education initiatives, but also furthers our commitment to honoring and protecting our Jewish friends.”