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House Education subcommittee holds hearing on combatting antisemitism in K-12 schools: Watch live

The House Education subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education is slated to hold a hearing Wednesday looking into ways to confront antisemitism in K-12 schools.

The House earlier this month approved a bill that seeks to crack down on antisemitism on college campuses, a measure that hit the floor as pro-Palestinian protests over the ongoing war in Gaza roil universities across the country.

The chamber approved the bipartisan legislation — titled the Antisemitism Awareness Act and introduced by Rep. Mike Lawler (R-N.Y.) — in a 320-91 vote, sending it to the Senate for consideration. Twenty-one Republicans and 70 Democrats opposed the measure.

The bill would require the Department of Education to use the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism when enforcing antidiscrimination laws.

Congress is looking to ensure the issue doesn’t spread beyond college campuses.

The event is scheduled to begin at 10:15 a.m. EDT.

Watch the live video above.

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