US lawmakers introduced legislation honoring Simon Wiesenthal.
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Bills were introduced Tuesday in the US Senate and House of Representatives marking the Nazi hunter's death at age 96. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) introduced the bill in the House; Sens. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) introduced the bill in the Senate.
The legislation honors Wiesenthal's life and reaffirms Congress' commitment to fighting anti-Semitism and prosecuting remaining Nazi war criminals.
"In his pursuit of justice, he honored the memory of Nazi victims and inspired world leaders and individuals to fight anti-Semitism and intolerance," Waxman said in a statement. President Bush also remembered Wiesenthal.
"Throughout his long career, he relentlessly pursued those responsible for some of the most horrific crimes against humanity the world has ever known," Bush said in a statement. "Simon Wiesenthal fought for justice, and history will always remember him."