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H.R. 1911 (115th): Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act of 2018

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1911 amends the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to mandate that the position of Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism shall hold the rank of Ambassador. Specifically, the legislation establishes that the Special Envoy will be nominated by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, report directly to the Secretary of State, not hold any other office, and serve as the primary advisor to, and coordinate the efforts of the United States government to monitor and combat anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic incitement that ...

Sponsor and status

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 17, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Apr 5, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 13, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

<span class='\"kicker\"'>HR 1911 to enhance State Dept. Special Envoy anti-Semitism post</span>House Passes Smiths Bill to Combat Anti-Semitism
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Sep 12, 2018

Taskforce Statement on Findings of New Anti-Semitism Report
    — Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 26, 2018

On the House Floor This Week - 9/12/18
    — Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018] on Sep 12, 2018

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Apr 5, 2017

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May 17, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Sep 13, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 1911 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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