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Congress of the United States
Washington, D.C. 20515
June 3, 2024
Dr. Sally Kornbluth
President
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Room 3-208
Cambridge, MA 02139
Mr. Mark Gorenberg
Chair
The MIT Corporation
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Room 7-203
Cambridge, MA 02139
Dear Dr. Kornbluth and Mr. Gorenberg,
The U.S. House of Representatives is deeply concerned by ongoing and pervasive acts of antisemitic
harassment and intimidation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Failing to act decisively
to ensure a safe learning environment for all students would be a grave dereliction of your responsibilities
as President of MIT and Char of the MIT Corporation.
This Congress will not stand idly by and allow an environment hostile to Jewish students to persist. The
House believes that your institution is in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and the inability or
unwillingness to rectify this violation through action requires accountability.
Postsecondary education is a unique opportunity for students to learn and have their ideas and beliefs
challenged. However, universities receiving hundreds of millions of federal funds annually have denied
students that opportunity and have been hijacked to become venues for the promotion of terrorism,
antisemitic harassment and intimidation, unlawful encampments, and in some cases, assaults and riots.
The House of Representatives will not countenance the use of federal funds to indoctrinate students into
hateful, antisemitic, anti-American supporters of terrorism. Investigations into campus antisemitism by
the Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Committee on Ways and Means have been
expanded into a Congress-wide probe across all relevant jurisdictions to address this national crisis. The
undersigned Committees will conduct oversight into the use of federal funds at MIT and its learning
environment under authorities granted to each Committee.
• The Committee on Education and the Workforce has been investigating your institution since
December 7, 2023. The Committee has broad jurisdiction over postsecondary education,
including its compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, campus safety concerns over
disruptions to the learning environment, and the awarding of federal student aid under the Higher
Education Act.
• The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is investigating the sources of funding and other
support flowing to groups espousing pro-Hamas propaganda and engaged in antisemitic
Sally Kornbluth and Mark Gorenberg
June 3, 2024
Page 2 of 3
harassment and intimidation of students. The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is the
principal oversight committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and has broad authority to
investigate “any matter” at “any time” under House Rule X.
• The Committee on Ways and Means has been investigating several universities since November
15, 2023, when the Committee held a hearing entitled From Ivory Towers to Dark Corners:
Investigating the Nexus Between Antisemitism, Tax-Exempt Universities, and Terror Financing.
The Committee followed the hearing with letters to those institutions on January 10, 2024, and
follow-up letters in March. The Committee has broad jurisdiction over the Internal Revenue
Code, which includes the generous tax-exemption most universities receive under Section 501 of
the Code, the university endowment tax under Section 4968, and the excise tax on executive
compensation for tax-exempt organizations under Section 4960.
• The House Judiciary Committee has broad jurisdiction over “civil liberties,” “criminal law
enforcement,” and federal immigration law. This includes jurisdiction over the Department of
Justice, the Civil Rights Act, and enforcement of the immigration laws.
• The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Pursuant to Rules X and XI of the U.S. House
of Representatives, the Committee is investigating concerns over the extent to which the
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its grant awarding agencies—such as the
National Institutes of Health (NIH)—are ensuring that universities receiving Federal funds are
fostering and maintaining an environment free from harassment and discrimination.
• The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology has broad jurisdiction over non-
military research and development. This jurisdiction includes science-based scholarships and
grants to universities from multiple federal departments and agencies including: the National
Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service, Federal Aviation Administration,
Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Congressional oversight powers are derived from the U.S. Constitution and have been repeatedly affirmed
by the United States Supreme Court. Under House Rule X, each of the undersigned Committees has
legislative and oversight jurisdiction over the previously enumerated areas.
The fight against antisemitism is not a partisan issue. The undersigned Committee chairs are proud to
conduct this work with substantial bipartisan support and will not rest until the facts are known and MIT
and others restore a safe learning environment for your students and properly steward the taxpayer funds
placed in your care.
Sincerely,
_____________________ _____________________
Virginia Foxx Jason Smith
Chairwoman Chairman
Committee on Education and the Workforce Committee on Ways and Means
Sally Kornbluth and Mark Gorenberg
June 3, 2024
Page 3 of 3
_____________________ _____________________
Cathy McMorris Rodgers Jim Jordan
Chairwoman Chairman
Committee on Energy and Commerce Committee on the Judiciary
_____________________ _____________________
James Comer Frank Lucas
Chairman Chairman
Committee on Oversight and Accountability Committee on Science, Space, &
Technology

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June 3, 2024 Anti-Semitism Letter Sent to MIT President Kornbluth and MIT Corporation Chair Gorenberg

  • 1. Congress of the United States Washington, D.C. 20515 June 3, 2024 Dr. Sally Kornbluth President Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue Room 3-208 Cambridge, MA 02139 Mr. Mark Gorenberg Chair The MIT Corporation 77 Massachusetts Avenue Room 7-203 Cambridge, MA 02139 Dear Dr. Kornbluth and Mr. Gorenberg, The U.S. House of Representatives is deeply concerned by ongoing and pervasive acts of antisemitic harassment and intimidation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Failing to act decisively to ensure a safe learning environment for all students would be a grave dereliction of your responsibilities as President of MIT and Char of the MIT Corporation. This Congress will not stand idly by and allow an environment hostile to Jewish students to persist. The House believes that your institution is in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and the inability or unwillingness to rectify this violation through action requires accountability. Postsecondary education is a unique opportunity for students to learn and have their ideas and beliefs challenged. However, universities receiving hundreds of millions of federal funds annually have denied students that opportunity and have been hijacked to become venues for the promotion of terrorism, antisemitic harassment and intimidation, unlawful encampments, and in some cases, assaults and riots. The House of Representatives will not countenance the use of federal funds to indoctrinate students into hateful, antisemitic, anti-American supporters of terrorism. Investigations into campus antisemitism by the Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Committee on Ways and Means have been expanded into a Congress-wide probe across all relevant jurisdictions to address this national crisis. The undersigned Committees will conduct oversight into the use of federal funds at MIT and its learning environment under authorities granted to each Committee. • The Committee on Education and the Workforce has been investigating your institution since December 7, 2023. The Committee has broad jurisdiction over postsecondary education, including its compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, campus safety concerns over disruptions to the learning environment, and the awarding of federal student aid under the Higher Education Act. • The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is investigating the sources of funding and other support flowing to groups espousing pro-Hamas propaganda and engaged in antisemitic
  • 2. Sally Kornbluth and Mark Gorenberg June 3, 2024 Page 2 of 3 harassment and intimidation of students. The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is the principal oversight committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and has broad authority to investigate “any matter” at “any time” under House Rule X. • The Committee on Ways and Means has been investigating several universities since November 15, 2023, when the Committee held a hearing entitled From Ivory Towers to Dark Corners: Investigating the Nexus Between Antisemitism, Tax-Exempt Universities, and Terror Financing. The Committee followed the hearing with letters to those institutions on January 10, 2024, and follow-up letters in March. The Committee has broad jurisdiction over the Internal Revenue Code, which includes the generous tax-exemption most universities receive under Section 501 of the Code, the university endowment tax under Section 4968, and the excise tax on executive compensation for tax-exempt organizations under Section 4960. • The House Judiciary Committee has broad jurisdiction over “civil liberties,” “criminal law enforcement,” and federal immigration law. This includes jurisdiction over the Department of Justice, the Civil Rights Act, and enforcement of the immigration laws. • The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Pursuant to Rules X and XI of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Committee is investigating concerns over the extent to which the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its grant awarding agencies—such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—are ensuring that universities receiving Federal funds are fostering and maintaining an environment free from harassment and discrimination. • The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology has broad jurisdiction over non- military research and development. This jurisdiction includes science-based scholarships and grants to universities from multiple federal departments and agencies including: the National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service, Federal Aviation Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Congressional oversight powers are derived from the U.S. Constitution and have been repeatedly affirmed by the United States Supreme Court. Under House Rule X, each of the undersigned Committees has legislative and oversight jurisdiction over the previously enumerated areas. The fight against antisemitism is not a partisan issue. The undersigned Committee chairs are proud to conduct this work with substantial bipartisan support and will not rest until the facts are known and MIT and others restore a safe learning environment for your students and properly steward the taxpayer funds placed in your care. Sincerely, _____________________ _____________________ Virginia Foxx Jason Smith Chairwoman Chairman Committee on Education and the Workforce Committee on Ways and Means
  • 3. Sally Kornbluth and Mark Gorenberg June 3, 2024 Page 3 of 3 _____________________ _____________________ Cathy McMorris Rodgers Jim Jordan Chairwoman Chairman Committee on Energy and Commerce Committee on the Judiciary _____________________ _____________________ James Comer Frank Lucas Chairman Chairman Committee on Oversight and Accountability Committee on Science, Space, & Technology