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H.R. 2008: No Art in Embassies Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 1, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2008

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 1, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

To prohibit the installation or display of art in any United States embassy, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the No Art in Embassies Act.

2.

Prohibition

(a)

In general

No funds are authorized to be appropriated, and the Secretary of State may not obligate or expend any funds, for the purchase, installation, insurance, or transport of any art for the purposes of installation or display in any embassy, consulate, or other foreign mission of the United States.

(b)

Definition

In this section, the term art includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, industrial design, and craft art.