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  • Senate bids to add kosher food to emergency food distribution

    June 13, 2013 | 4:32 pm

    An amendment under consideration in the U.S. Senate would add kosher food to emergency food assistance.

    The amendment, introduced last month by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), earned the endorsement of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), the umbrella body for Jewish...

  • U.S. senators Kirk and Gillibrand decry Argentina-Iran commission

    March 13, 2013 | 10:17 am

    Two U.S. senators asked the president of Argentina to end her country’s agreement with Iran to establish a “truth commission” on the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish community center.

    Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) sent a letter Monday to...

  • Bill granting FEMA funds to Sandy-damaged shuls sparks uncharacteristic Jewish response

    February 19, 2013 | 2:34 pm

    How essential is a house of worship to a neighborhood?

    That’s the crux of a question now exercising Congress as a bill advances that would provide direct relief to synagogues and churches damaged by superstorm Sandy last October.

    The bill, which passed the U.S. House of...

  • U.S. Senate resolution backs Israel’s actions in Gaza

    November 15, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    Thirty U.S. senators have signed on to a resolution expressing support for Israel's "inherent right to act in self-defense."

    The non-binding resolution, originally drafted by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), "expresses unwavering commitment to the...

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  • Congressional initiatives targeting Goldstone report

    April 11, 2011 | 11:19 am

    Legislation calling on the United Nations to rescind the Goldstone report is circulating in both houses of Congress.

    A Senate resolution, introduced April 8 by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and James Risch (R-Idaho), calls on the U.N. Human Rights Council to “reflect the...