H.R.2846: Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel Act

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Sponsor Trent Franks, R-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 12 (3 Democrats, 9 Republicans)
Introduced July 26, 2013
Latest Major Action Aug. 16, 2013
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Bill Summary

Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel Act- Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the United States should recognize the sovereign status of an undivided Jerusalem as Israel's capital; (2) recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and transferring the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv will send a signal of U.S. commitment to Israel; and (3) the Secretary of State should transfer the Embassy to 14 David Flusser Street, Jerusalem, repurpose or sell the Embassy in Tel Aviv, and deposit any sale proceeds in the Asset Management Account of the Department of State.

Amends the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 to repeal, as of January 1, 2014, the President's authority to waive the limitation on the obligation of funds for acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad until the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem has officially opened.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 16, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa.
July 26, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.