H.R.3629: Israel Sovereignty and Security Recognition Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Trent Franks, R-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 11 (3 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
Introduced Dec. 2, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

Israel Sovereignty and Security Recognition Act - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the United States should recognize Israel's sovereignty and legal right to its lands, including the Golan Heights and Jerusalem as Israel's capital; and (2) the Secretary of State should transfer the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Jerusalem, Israel, and either repurpose or sell the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.

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.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 10, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa.
Dec. 2, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.