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S. 447: Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017

About the bill

A bill which just passed the Senate and House could help spur the return of lost money, assets, and property taken by Hitler and the Nazis.

Context

As of a decade ago, less than 20 percent of assets stolen from Jews by the Nazis had been rightfully returned or restored.

Although there are fewer living Holocaust survivors by the day, currently estimated at less than 100,000, that still leaves tens of thousands of people who potentially seek financial restitution for duly-owned property or money that was lost.

What the ...

Sponsor and status

Tammy Baldwin

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Wisconsin. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 26, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Introduced:

Feb 27, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on May 9, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 9, 2018.

Law:

Pub.L. 115-171

History

Feb 27, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Dec 5, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Dec 12, 2017
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Apr 20, 2018
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Apr 24, 2018
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

May 9, 2018
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 447 is 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.

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