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H.R. 1505 (113th): Holocaust Rail Justice Act

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To ensure that the courts of the United States may provide an impartial forum for claims brought by United States citizens and others against any railroad organized as a separate legal entity, arising from the deportation of United States citizens and others to Nazi concentration camps on trains owned or operated by such railroad, and by the heirs and survivors of such persons, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Carolyn Maloney

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 12th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 11, 2013
Length: 8 pages
Apr 11, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 11, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


27 Cosponsors (20 Democrats, 7 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Maloney applauds historic U.S.-French deal to compensate Holocaust victims deported on SNCF trains
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12, 2013-2022] (Sponsor) on Dec 5, 2014

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, We Honor The Millions of Victims of the Nazi Regime’s Brutality and Vow to Fight the Alarming Global Rise of Anti-Semitism
    — Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 27, 2014

El Congresista Raúl M. Grijalva es reconocido durante la Gran Semana al Aire Libre en América por sus esfuerzo en proteger las tierras y aguas de nuestro país
    — Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ7] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 28, 2013

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Apr 11, 2013

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H.R. 1505 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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