About the bill
The U.S. maintains embassies in almost every country around the world, virtually all of which are located in that nation’s capital. A 1995 law mandated that the U.S. move its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv, Israel’s fourth-largest city of 250 thousand, to Jerusalem, its capital and largest city of 800 thousand. Yet in the 22 years since, the three presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all invoked a provision in the law that delays the move if they deem it in the national security interest.
Some in Congress have had enough and can’t wait any longer. S. 11, theJerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act, provides President-elect Donald Trump with an ultimatum. Either move the embassy to Jerusalem, or we drastically cut security ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Nevada. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 3, 2017
Length: 5 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on January 3, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Heller, Murray Introduce Bill to Strengthen Health Care for Women Veterans”
— Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV, 2011-2018] (Sponsor) on Apr 3, 2017
“Media Agrees: Kavanaugh Sails, Democrats in Disarray”
— Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 7, 2018
Jan 3, 2017
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S. 11 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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