WASHINGTON – Today the House of Representatives passed H.Res. 798, introduced by Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04), to condemn support for Hamas, Hezbollah, and other terrorist organizations at American universities, which have created a hostile environment for Jewish students, faculty, and staff.
“It is the height of hypocrisy that the same colleges advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion are silent as hateful acts of antisemitism spread like wildfire on their campuses,” said Rep. Owens. “The failure to promptly condemn these demonstrations glorifying terrorism is shameful and beyond moral reproach, and it has left Jewish students fearful for their lives. Today, the people’s House sent a clear message to the nation: We firmly reject evil, we strongly support Israel, and we will root out the rotten ideologies found in our higher education system.”
WEST JORDAN – Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) unveiled the December 2023 schedule for his team’s mobile office hours, where staff members will be available in local communities to assist constituents with services including federal agency interactions, passport renewals, and service academy inquiries. Staff mobile offices will be available at the following times and locations: Wednesday, […]
Media Advisory: Owens to Host Annual Hispanic Heritage Congressional Recognition Ceremony
WEST JORDAN – On Tuesday, November 21, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) will host the 2023 Hispanic Heritage Congressional Recognition Ceremony, his second annual event at the Utah State Capitol to honor 40 Utahns from across the Fourth District for their service to our communities. What: 2023 Hispanic Heritage Congressional Recognition Ceremony When: 6:00 PM MT […]
Chair Owens Leads Hearing on Combatting Antisemitism on College Campuses
WASHINGTON – Today, Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee Chairman Burgess Owens (R-UT) delivered the following statement, as prepared for delivery, at a hearing titled “Confronting the Scourge of Antisemitism on Campus”: “Thank you for joining us today for this very timely and consequential hearing. I want to begin by expressing sympathy for the Jewish members of our community […]