H.Res.354 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the safety and security of Jewish communities in Europe.114th Congress (2015-2016)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 07/09/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||11/03/2015 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 0 (Roll no. 585). (text: CR 11/2/2015 H7372-7373) (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: H.Res.354 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (11/03/2015)
Urges the U.S. government to work with European governments and European law enforcement agencies encouraging them to:
- partner with, share information, and train Jewish community groups to strengthen preparedness and response to anti-Semitic attacks and to support related research initiatives;
- consider formal partnerships in the United States, United Kingdom, and France between government entities and Jewish community security groups as examples of such partnering;
- support assessments of the environments of hate crimes and anti-Semitism, including analysis of crimes and law enforcement and community response, and cooperation between European governments and intergovernmental and inter-organizational entities, and use these assessments to adjust efforts to combat anti-Semitism;
- help Jewish communities develop safety standards;
- consider developing a standardized pan-European information-sharing and alerting system among governments, inter-governmental agencies, and Jewish communities;
- work for the implementation of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe declarations and decisions, particularly those focusing on anti-Semitism;
- ensure that law enforcement personnel are trained to monitor, prevent, and respond to anti-Semitic violence, and that senior officials with commensurate authority and resources have been appointed to combat anti-Semitism;
- integrate efforts to combat violent extremism and efforts to combat anti-Semitism; and
- work with law enforcement associations and other relevant professional entities to combat anti-Semitism and to actualize the goals of this resolution.
Supports the mandate of the United States Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism as part of the broader policy priority of fostering international religious freedom.
Urges the Department of State to continue U.S. reporting on anti-Semitism by the Department and the Special Envoy to Combat and Monitor Anti-Semitism.