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H.R. 221: Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act

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To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to monitor and combat anti-Semitism globally, and for other purposes.

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Christopher “Chris” Smith

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

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Last Updated: Jan 14, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Jan 3, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 11, 2019

This bill passed in the House on January 11, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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S. 238 (same title)
Ordered Reported — May 21, 2020


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<span class='\"kicker\"'>Smith introduced legislation to upgrade critical State Dept. position </span>Smith on the Appointment of the Anti-Semitism Special Envoy
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Feb 5, 2019

House Passes Schneider, Smith Led Bill to Fill Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
    — Rep. Bradley “Brad” Schneider [D-IL10] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 11, 2019

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - January 11, 2019
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] on Jan 14, 2019

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Jan 3, 2019

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Jan 11, 2019
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