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H.R.252: Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2013 - States that it is U.S. policy: (1) to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel, and (2) that the U.S. Embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem not later than January 1, 2015.

Amends the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 to eliminate the President's authority to waive certain funding limitations for Department of State acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad until the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem has officially opened.

Requires any official U.S. document which lists countries and their capital cities to identify Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Limits appropriations that may be obligated in FY2015 for Department acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad until the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem has officially opened.

States that for each of FY2013-FY2014, of funds authorized to be appropriated for Department acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad, necessary sums should be...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa.
Jan. 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.