H.R. 104: Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jan 03, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
6% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

S. 604 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 19, 2013

H.R. 252 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jan 15, 2013

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Sponsor
Scott Garrett
Representative for New Jersey's 5th congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 03, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 604 (Related)
Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 19, 2013

H.R. 252 (Related)
Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 15, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 3, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 03, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 03, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

43% chance of getting past committee.
6% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, to relocate to Jerusalem the United States Embassy in Israel, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
26 cosponsors (22R, 4D) (show)
Committees

House Foreign Affairs

The Middle East and North Africa

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1/3/2013--Introduced.
Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2013 - States that it is U.S. policy: (1) to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel, and (2) that the U.S. Embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem not later than January 1, 2015.
Amends the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 to eliminate the President's authority to waive certain funding limitations for Department of State acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad until the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem has officially opened.
Requires any official U.S. document which lists countries and their capital cities to identify Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Limits appropriations that may be obligated in FY2013 for Department acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad until the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem has officially opened.
States that for each of FY2013-FY2014, of funds authorized to be appropriated for Department acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad, necessary sums should be made available until expended only for construction and other costs associated with the establishment in Jerusalem of the U.S. Embassy in Israel.

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