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Rounds Helps Relaunch Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) joined a group of 56 Senators in relaunching the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism. First launched in 2019, the collaboration is the first of its kind in the United States Senate.

BACKGROUND: In 2019, Rounds was part of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism. Last Congress, the Task Force had 38 Members.

The Task Force now includes 56 Senators, with an equal number of Democrats and Republicans: Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Chris Coons (D-Del.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), James Risch (R-Idaho), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.).

Last month, Sen. Rounds helped introduce a bipartisan resolution condemning recent antisemitic incidents in the United States and around the world. The Senators’ resolution also calls on leaders to denounce antisemitism and take specific steps to address and prevent it. The resolution is now co-sponsored by 68 Senators – evenly divided by party – representing more than two-thirds of the U.S. Senate.