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S. 238 (116th): 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. Senator for Florida. Republican.

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

This bill was introduced on May 21, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


12 Cosponsors (8 Democrats, 4 Republicans)

See Instead

H.R. 221 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Jan 13, 2021


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rubio, Gillibrand, Congressman Smith Bill to Strengthen State Depts Role in Combating Anti-semitism Heads to POTUS Desk for Signature
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on Jan 1, 2021

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

After 18-Month Investigation, Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Release Final Committee Report on Boeing 737 MAX
    — Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2] on Sep 16, 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

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.

S. 238 (116th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 238. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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