H.R. 2846: Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel Act

Jul 26, 2013
Referred to Committee
1% chance of being enacted
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Trent Franks
Representative for Arizona's 8th congressional district
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on July 26, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Jul 26, 2013
Referred to Committee Jul 26, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

9% chance of getting past committee.
1% 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 transfer to Jerusalem the United States Embassy located in Tel Aviv.


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11 cosponsors (8R, 3D) (show)

House Foreign Affairs

The Middle East and North Africa

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Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel Act- Expresses the sense of Congress that:
(1) the United States should recognize the sovereign status of an undivided Jerusalem as Israel's capital;
(2) recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and transferring the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv will send a signal of U.S. commitment to Israel; and
(3) the Secretary of State should transfer the Embassy to 14 David Flusser Street, Jerusalem, repurpose or sell the Embassy in Tel Aviv, and deposit any sale proceeds in the Asset Management Account of the Department of State.
Amends the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 to repeal, as of January 1, 2014, the President's authority to waive the limitation on the obligation of funds for acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad until the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem has officially opened.

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