Reps. Zeldin, Lawrence, Wasserman-Schultz, Hurd & Lewis Announce Congressional Black-Jewish Caucus

June 4, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON - On Monday, June 3, 2019, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Chairman of the House Republican Israel Caucus, and one of two Jewish Republicans in Congress, joined fellow co-chairs Representatives Brenda Lawrence (D, MI-14) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D, FL-23) to announce the formation of the Bipartisan Congressional Black-Jewish Caucus at the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Global Forum in Washington, DC. Reps. Will Hurd (R, TX-23) and John Lewis (D, GA-5) will serve as the caucus’ other two co-chairs.

“For generations, the Jewish and African-American communities have stood together, helping each other overcome their greatest challenges and triumph in the face of sweeping discrimination, all while securing a brighter future for all of our children. However, our work is not yet finished. It is clear our communities are still the target of hate and discrimination, and we will not stand idly by. That is why it was an honor to join AJC and my colleagues, Representatives Lawrence, Hurd, Lewis and Wasserman-Schultz to further defend and promote this profound relationship through the formation of the Congressional Black-Jewish Caucus. This caucus is founded on our communities’ rich history of solidarity, rooted in the victories of our past in a renewed call to fight for a better future.