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Nonprofit Security Grant Program and Protecting Houses of Worship: A View from the American Jewish Community, Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery and the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, Second Session, February 8, 2022   [open pdf - 743KB]

This is the February 8, 2022 hearing on "Nonprofit Security Grant Program and Protecting Houses of Worship: A View from the American Jewish Community," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery and the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the Opening Statement of Val Butler Demings: "As someone who spent nearly 3 decades in law enforcement, I was extremely troubled to see neo-Nazis shouting anti-Semitic slurs while parading through the streets of Central Florida. I am relieved that the individuals who viciously attacked a Jewish student have been charged with hate crime assault and grand theft. For one of the group's leaders this is the second time he has been charged with committing violent acts against innocent bystanders this year. These hateful and violent acts followed several incidents in which anti-Semitic flyers were left outside homes across Central Florida. [...] As the terrorism landscape has grown more complex and houses of worship are increasingly being targeted, the demand for this program has risen exponentially. To meet this demand, Congress has increased funding for Nonprofit Security Grant Program. Even with the recent increases, we still see a growing need for organizations to access this funding. With the risk of attacks against faith-based communities, we must continue to invest in their security." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Charlie Cytron-Walker, Yosef Konikov, Eric Fingerhut, and Michael Masters.

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Serial No. 117-43
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2022
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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