Last Tuesday, the House of Representatives added an amendment providing funding to protect shuls and other houses of worship.
Last Tuesday, the House of Representatives added an amendment protecting shuls and other houses of worship, to a bill that passed to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance for another seven years.
The amendment was by Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), and passed by a tally of 385-22.
“My amendment will enhance security,” announced Beatty, “and improve recovery efforts for places of worship—because the last thing they should worry about is whether they have the insurance backstop to rebuild and continue their important work.”
With the recent shooting in shuls, Jewish centers and schools, many Jewish institutions are looking to upgrade their security infrastructure. Unfortunately, the costs are usually prohibitive. Federal funding will go a long way in helping achieve those goals and reassuring worried congregants.