The Community Solutions Act of 2001, H.R. 7–Testimony

TESTIMONY of NATHAN J. DIAMENT, Esq. Director of Public Policy - Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America June 7, 2001 United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means - Subcommittees on Human Resources and Select Revenue Measures … Continued
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Faith-Based Solutions; What are the Legal Issues? — Testimony

TESTIMONY by NATHAN J. DIAMENT, Esq. Director of Public Policy - Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America June 6, 2001 United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary With regard to “Faith-Based Solutions; What are the Legal Issues?” Introduction Thank … Continued
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OU Applauds Aspects of Recently Signed Tax Law

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, through its Institute for Public Affairs, applauded several family friendly aspects of the tax legislation passed and enacted last week. The tax package contains two measures directly of benefit to families: … Continued
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A Slander Against Our Sacred Institutions

When President Bush announced his initiative to expand the partnership between the government and America’s faith-based social service institutions, everyone expected the ensuing debate to center upon the Constitution’s Establishment Clause and the ever-evolving relationship between religion and state in … Continued
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“Who’s Afraid Of The Facts On Vouchers?”

Proposals to include broad school voucher programs in the education legislation currently being considered by congress have been successfully stymied by the opposition. The keen interest at The White House to produce a bipartisan education bill combined with the narrowly … Continued
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OU Expresses Disappointment With House Voucher Vote

In the wake of a vote in the House of Representatives rejecting an amendment offered to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act which would have created a $50 million school choice demonstration program, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of … Continued
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OU Condemns Outrageous Taliban Repression

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest mainstream Orthodox Jewish synagogue organization, condemned the plan by the Taliban of Afghanistan to require non-Moslems to wear identifying clothing and yellow badges. This shameful action can only remind … Continued
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OU Condemns Red Cross Official’s Outrageous Accusation

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest mainstream Orthodox Jewish synagogue organization, today condemned outrageous remarks made by an official of the Red Cross in Israel calling the existence of Jewish settlements a “war crime”. Rene … Continued
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OU Welcomes President Bush’s Advocacy for Faith-Based Initiative

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America welcomed President Bush’s advocacy for expanding the partnership between government and faith-based institutions. In remarks delivered yesterday at Notre Dame University’s commencement exercises, the President reasserted his commitment to this initiative … Continued
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