Rep. Peter Roskam
Congressman Peter Roskam (R-Illinois) lauded the passage Wednesday of House Resolution 1911, a bill increasing U.S. diplomatic efforts to combat anti-Semitism.
The bill enhances a previous position, the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. As an ambassador, the role will now focus exclusively on the fight against anti-Semitism, requiring previous credentials in that area, and will directly report to the Secretary of State.
“Tragically, anti-Semitism is on the rise across the globe,” Roskam said in a press release. “History teaches us that anti-Semitism is defeated only when it is confronted directly.”
Roskam, a Republican who represents the 6th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, is facing Democrat Sean Casten this November.
The 6th U.S. Congressional District includes the cities of Crystal Lake, Darien, Elgin, Naperville, Oakbrook Terrace, Rolling Meadows, St. Charles, Warrenville, West Chicago and Wheaton.