Congress Passes Anti-Semitism Legislation
(October 8-10, 2004)
The U.S. House and Senate have approved a bill requiring the State Department to create a special office to monitor anti-Semitism worldwide, and to report on it in special sections of two reports submitted annually to Congress.
The House approved the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act on October 8, 2004; the Senate followed suit on October 10, both by unanimous consent. The State Department originally opposed the legislation, but President George W. Bush signed it into law on October 16, 2004.
Source: Jerusalem Post, (October 13, 2004); The White House, (October 16, 2004)