H. R. 588
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 2, 2005
Mr. Reynolds (for himself, Mr. Cantor, Mr. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida, Mr. Engel, Mr. Fossella, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Holden, Mrs. Kelly, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Kirk, Mr. Linder, Mrs. McCarthy, Mr. McNulty, Mr. Manzullo, Mr. Norwood, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Porter, Mr. Rothman, Mr. Saxton, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Shadegg, Mr. Shays, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Souder, Mr. Terry, and Mr. Wamp) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations
To take certain steps toward recognition by the United States of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
United States policy regarding Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
Limitation on operation of consulate in Jerusalem
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the United States shall not operate a United States consulate or diplomatic facility in Jerusalem, Israel, unless such consulate or diplomatic facility is under the supervision of the United States Ambassador to Israel.
Identification of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in official Government documents
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any official document of the United States Government which lists countries and their capital cities shall identify Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Record of place of birth as Israel for passport purposes
For purposes of the registration of birth, certification of nationality, or issuance of a passport of a United States citizen born in the city of Jerusalem, the Secretary of State shall, upon the request of the citizen or the citizen’s legal guardian, record the place of birth as Israel.