Senior leaders of the Orthodox Union were on Capitol Hill Wednesday to meet with key legislators to discuss funding for Department of Homeland Security grants to protect synagogues and other houses of worship, and other priority issues. Among those the OU leaders met with were Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.); Ted Cruz (R-Texas); Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.); and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.). The delegation also presented an award of appreciation to Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) for his partnership with the OU on passing legislation to ensure disaster damaged houses of worship are eligible to receive federal aid from FEMA.