WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement on the appointment of Elan Carr as the State Department Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism:

“I welcome the appointment of Elan Carr, a longtime leader in the American Jewish community, as the State Department Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. He knows the Jewish community well, and he is someone who has worked across partisan divides to solve some of the community’s most pressing issues. I know that he will use his knowledge to help advance the cause of fighting Anti-Semitism around the world, and I look forward to working with him.

“It is unacceptable to have waited over two years for this appointment. For too long, the Trump Administration failed the global Jewish community, dragging its feet to fill this critical position during a time of increased Anti-Semitism around the world. Last month, the House passed the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act, which ensures this prolonged vacancy never happens again. I hope to see this legislation signed into law soon, so we will never again have to go years waiting for an Administration to show leadership in the fight against Anti-Semitism.”

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