S. 604: Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2013

Introduced:
Mar 19, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Dean Heller
Junior Senator from Nevada
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Mar 19, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 1622 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 23, 2011

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 March 19, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 19, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 19, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

3% 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

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

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Cosponsors
5 cosponsors (5R) (show)
Committees

Senate Foreign Relations

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3/19/2013--Introduced.
Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2013 - States that it is U.S. policy to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel.
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 FY2014-FY2015, 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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