Rep. Kiley Calls on California Universities to End Encampments

May 01, 2024
Education

WASHINGTON – Today Representative Kiley (R-CA), a Member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, released the following statement in response to recent events at UCLA and other California universities:

“These universities have allowed a dangerous, disruptive, and deeply disturbing situation to develop on their campuses. Enough is enough. University administrators must work with law enforcement to clear encampments, arrest lawbreakers, and put a stop to this chaos. Canceling classes and punishing all students is not the answer.”

“As the Education and Workforce Committee expands its investigation to California, I am closely monitoring events on our campuses and will hold university leadership accountable for inaction.” 

CLICK HERE to view Rep. Kiley’s remarks on the House Floor.

BACKGROUND:

Following a request from Rep. Kiley to expand its anti-Semitism investigation to California, the Committee on Education and the Workforce formally announced the investigation into the University of California, Berkeley’s response to antisemitism and its failure to protect Jewish students. On Thursday, May 23, the Committee on Education and the Workforce will hold a hearing where Dr. Gene Block, Chancellor of University of California, Los Angeles, along with the Presidents of Yale and the University of Michigan, have been invited to testify.

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