A bipartisan slate of 12 congressmen, including nine Jewish members, called for a hearing that would allow litigants to make Holocaust-era insurance claims in U.S. courts. “This bill would help Holocaust survivors and heirs recover on policies sold by insurance companies to their families before World War II, but where benefits have never been paid,” says a letter calling for a hearing, initiated by Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.) to Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. The Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act, the latest iteration of similar bills that have failed to make it to full House votes in previous Congresses, would keep courts from citing executive branch policy in denying such lawsuits.