Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization in the nation, applauded the Senate’s passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, a bill designed to guarantee congressional review of any final agreement reached with Iran regarding that country’s nuclear weapons program.
As the East Coast recovers from a brutally cold winter and turns the corner toward summer, families naturally think of the costs they had to bear to heat their homes and will again face as the mercury rises. And, while most people don’t think about this, the same cost consideration is true for many nonprofit organizations throughout the country.
Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on several pieces of legislation designed to increase and support energy efficiency in the United States. Among the bills considered was the Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act (S.600)—bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and developed in close partnership with the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, which is spearheading a coalition of nonprofit groups supporting this legislation.
This afternoon, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee favorably reported to the full Senate (S.615), the “Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015,” sponsored by Senators Corker and Menendez.
As the world’s largest kosher food certification agency, we at the Orthodox Union know a few things about inspection programs. Our “OU” logo is on nearly one million food products made in more than 90 countries, and some age-old Jewish rules about kosher supervision are relevant to the current debate over the proposed Iran nuclear deal.