Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey Statement on Continued Vacancy of Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

April 14, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-Rockland/Westchester), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement on reports that the Trump Administration plans to keep the position of U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism vacant:

“It is deeply concerning that President Trump reportedly has no plans to name a Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, particularly during a time of increasing anti-Semitic incidents at home and abroad.

“From his reluctance to disavow David Duke during the early days of his presidential campaign through his chief spokesman’s recent attempt to minimize the horrors of the Holocaust, President Trump has sent mixed messages regarding his commitment to combatting anti-Semitism.

“Actions speak louder than apologies. The President must show he takes the rise of anti-Semitism seriously by immediately appointing a Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism and fully staffing the Special Envoy’s office.”

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