In a highly public forum, Republican Congressman Mike Lawler, who represents Monsey and the nearby Jewish villages in Rockland County, reiterated his support for yeshiva instruction.
Lawler singled out yeshivas in his remarks about the education provided by private schools on the House of Representatives floor.
Lawler has a long history of friendship with the Orthodox Jewish community.
Lawler has distinguished himself as one who “has proven himself a dedicated and committed representative of our community,” according to a sizable group of askanim, who stated this in an endorsement letter before election day.
They also noted that he “provides anyone with his phone number and responds to calls 24 hours a day.”
The endorsement stated, “The assemblyman has offered assistance throughout many government agencies and beyond, including the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Transportation, the Health Department, School Districts, utility companies, even securing a release from a Brooklyn hospital for a baby who had to be transferred to Philadelphia, as well as getting kosher food into hospitals and prisons, and so much more.”
“Most recently, Mike fiercely and publicly defended our mosdos hachinuch against harsh attacks by some in the media and wholeheartedly and strongly criticized the gezeiras hachinuch,” it continued.