A bill to provide for nonpreemption of measures by State and local governments to divest from entities that engage in commerce-related or investment-related boycott, divestment, or sanctions activities targeting Israel, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Florida. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2017
Length: 8 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on January 17, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Rubio, Manchin Introduce Bill to Counter BDS Movement Targeting Israel”
— Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on Jan 18, 2017
“Portman Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators in Introducing Bill to Counter BDS Movement Targeting Israel”
— Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 19, 2017
Jan 17, 2017
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S. 170 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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