Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist to Deliver Keynote Address to Orthodox Union National Dinner

03 Mar 2006

The Hon. Bill Frist, M.D., Majority Leader of the United States Senate, will deliver the keynote address at the Orthodox Union’s108th Anniversary Dinner at the Grand Hyatt, April 2, 2006 in New York.

The OU has worked closely with Senator Frist on a range of issues important to the Orthodox Jewish community. These include:

Maintaining the strong U.S. – Israel relationship;

Securing homeland security grants for non-profit institutions – including synagogues – at risk from terrorist threats;

Passage of revised federal special education funding legislation to better ensure that eligible learning disabled children in nonpublic schools receive their fair share of federally funded services; and

Supporting public funding – and stricter ethical oversight – for stem cell research.

Born and raised in Nashville, Mr. Frist is a graduate of Princeton and Harvard Medical School. He practiced medicine and became a renowned heart transplant surgeon. In 1994, he was elected to the U.S. Senate from Tennessee and in December, 2002 became the Senate’s 18th Majority Leader. The Senator and his wife, Karyn, have three sons.