S. 1322 (104th): Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995

Oct 13, 1995 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)
Enacted by 10 Day Rule
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 104-45.
Robert Dole
Senator from Kansas
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Last Updated
Dec 15, 1995
8 pages
Related Bills
S. 1323 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 13, 1995

H.R. 1595 (Related)
Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Implementation Act of 1995

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 09, 1995


This bill became enacted on November 8, 1995 after ten days elapsed after being presented to the President.

Introduced Oct 13, 1995
Reported by Committee Oct 18, 1995
Passed Senate Oct 24, 1995
Passed House Oct 24, 1995
Enacted by 10 Day Rule Nov 08, 1995
Full Title

A bill to provide for the relocation of the United States Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and for other purposes.


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Oct 24, 1995 11:47 a.m.
Bill Passed 93/5
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Oct 24, 1995 6:07 p.m.
Passed 374/37

76 cosponsors (44R, 32D) (show)
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10/24/1995--Passed Senate amended.
Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 - Declares it to be U.S. policy that:
(1) Jerusalem remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic religious group are protected;
(2) Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel; and
(3) the U.S. Embassy in Israel be established in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999.
States that, subject to the President's waiver authority granted below, not more than 50 percent of the funds appropriated for FY 1999 to the Department of State for "Acquisition and Maintenance of Buildings Abroad" may be obligated in the fiscal year until the Secretary of State determines, and reports to the Congress, that the Embassy has opened.
Makes specified amounts of such funds available until expended in FY 1996 and 1997 only for construction and other costs associated with relocating the U.S. Embassy Jerusalem. Requires the Secretary of State to report to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate on:
(1) the Department of State's plan to implement this Act; and
(2) progress made toward opening the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Authorizes the President to suspend for six months (with possible subsequent six-month extensions) the 50 percent limitation on the obligation of funds with respect to the opening of the Embassy if he determines and reports to the Congress that a suspension is necessary to protect the national security interests of the United States.

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