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S. 1061: Israel Relations Normalization Act of 2021

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A bill to encourage the normalization of relations with Israel, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Rob” Portman

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Ohio. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 24, 2021
Length: 28 pages
Mar 25, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

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This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 2471: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022
Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 15, 2022. (compare text)

72 Cosponsors (36 Republicans, 35 Democrats, 1 Independent)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Robs Rundown: Week of November 30 - December 3, 2021
    — Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH] (Sponsor) on Dec 3, 2021

Portman, Cardin, Booker and Young Urge More Countries to Engage with Israel Following Historic Face-to-Face Meetings with UAE
    — Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH] (Sponsor) on Oct 13, 2021

Robs Rundown: Week of June 21 June 25, 2021
    — Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH] (Sponsor) on Jun 25, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to S. 1061 will be negligible.
Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) PRESS RELEASE DATE: June 25, 2021 CONTACT: Hussein Aboubakr Mansour (202) 601-7422


Mar 25, 2021

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Jun 22, 2021
Considered by Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

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

Jun 24, 2021
Ordered Reported

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S. 1061 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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