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S. 238: Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Marco Rubio

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 3, 2020
Length: 8 pages
Jan 28, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Ordered Reported on May 21, 2020

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on May 21, 2020.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rubio Applauds Committee Passage of Multiple Bills and Resolutions
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on May 21, 2020

Rosen-Backed Bipartisan Bill to Elevate State Department Anti-Semitism Envoy Passes out of Senate Committee
    — Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV] (Co-sponsor) on May 21, 2020

Carper: EPAs Legally Flawed Environmental Permitting Rule Would Silence the American People and Have Devastating Consequences for Environmental Justice Communities
    — Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE] on Jul 22, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to S. 238 will be negligible.


Jan 28, 2019

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

May 14, 2020
Considered by Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 21, 2020
Ordered Reported

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S. 238 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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