Anti-Semitic Behavior on College Campuses Targeted by New Bill Filed by Bean

Anti-Semitic Behavior on College Campuses Targeted by New Bill Filed by Bean

Mateo Guillamont
Mateo Guillamont
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November 16, 2023

Washington, D.C.- The rise of Anti-Semitic behavior on College campuses has prompted Representative Aaron Bean (R-Fl) to take legislative action via a new bill. 

Representative Bean’s proposal would  prevent colleges and universities enabling anti-Semitic attacks from receiving taxpayer funding, specifically federal student aid.

The bill is the House companion to Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-Fl) previously filed  Ending Subsidies for Pro-Terrorist Activities on Campus Act

Senator Rubio introduced the bill in early November. 

The act prohibits active participation or support of anti-Semitic behavior by higher-education institutions receiving public funds. Additionally, universities would be prevented from passively observing anti-Semitic or terrorist-related behavior but rather required to report such behavior.  

“Under no circumstance should taxpayers be funding toxic, hatred dogma anywhere on college campuses,” said Bean via press release.

Rubio explained he was prompted to file the bill when he observed University leaders, professors, and academia rallying to support Hamas and their brutal acts against Israel.

“The last thing that students should be worried about is a threat to their safety. Shamefully, some students and faculty members are supporting an organization that has pledged to commit violence until Israel no longer exists,” said Rubio.

Last month, Rubio requested President Joe Biden revoke the visas of foreign nationals residing in America who expressed support for Hamas and their war against Israel. 

Yesterday, November 15th, Rubio reportedly received confirmation from the State Department of their ability to deport Hamas supporters. 

“State Department confirms they have the power to revoke the visas of Hamas supporters and deport them. Now they need to do it,” said Rubio while publishing a letter he received from the State Department. 

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Mateo Guillamont

Mateo Guillamont

Mateo is a Miami-based political reporter covering national and local politics

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