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S. 3063 (117th): Upholding the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Law Act of 2021

About the bill

Biden’s plan for a Jerusalem consulate for Palestinians isn’t a fantasy — it Israel.


For years, the U.S. embassy in Israel had been located in Tel Aviv, rather than the country’s national capital Jerusalem. Both the Israelis and Palestinians claim the city as their capital, since it contains sites deemed sacred or holy to both groups.

The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 set a May 31, 1999 deadline for the U.S. to move its embassy to Jerusalem. The bill passed Congress by overwhelming bipartisan majorities: 93–5 in the Senate and 374–37 in the House.

Yet asthe deadline actually approached, President Bill Clinton delayed the move, despite having supported the move as a presidential candidate. In the decades to come, Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama also …

Sponsor and status

Bill Hagerty

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Tennessee. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 26, 2021
Length: 9 pages
Oct 26, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 26, 2021, 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).


40 Cosponsors (40 Republicans)



Oct 26, 2021

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S. 3063 (117th) 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. 3063. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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