94TH ANNIVERSARY OF JEWISH NATIONAL FUND-USA; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 15
(Extensions of Remarks - January 24, 2020)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E77]
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                          HON. JOHN GARAMENDI

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                        Friday, January 24, 2020

  Mr. GARAMENDI. Madam Speaker, on January 26, 1926, Jewish National 
Fund was established in the United States, starting a uniquely American 
effort to support non-profit development in Israel. Its six action 
areas include ecology and afforestation; water; community development; 
research and development; tourism and recreation; and education.
  Jewish National Fund-USA remains the oldest tree-planting 
organization in the world, and February 10, 2020, marks the Jewish 
Festival of Tu BiShvat, the New Year for trees.
  The Jewish National Fund has planted over 250 million trees that 
cleanse the air and provide a habitat for birds and other wildlife. 
Israel is the only country in the world that has a higher number of 
trees in the 21st century than in the previous century.
  Today, we pay tribute to Jewish National Fund-USA, an organization 
that brings the United States and Israel closer together. I commend the 
organization's lay leadership and partners on this 94th anniversary, 
who continue to work tirelessly to make this earth a better place