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S. 3063: Upholding the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Law Act of 2021

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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)

Introduced on Oct 26, 2021

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40 Cosponsors (40 Republicans)

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

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Hagerty Statement on the Biden Administrations Plan to Circumvent U.S. Law and Create an Unofficial U.S. Consulate for the Palestinians in Jerusalem
    — Sen. Bill Hagerty [R-TN] (Sponsor) on Jun 9, 2022

Wicker, Hyde-Smith Back Bill to Protect U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem
    — Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 27, 2021

Hagertys Legislation to Protect U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives
    — Sen. Bill Hagerty [R-TN] (Sponsor) on Nov 17, 2021

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Oct 26, 2021

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