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H.RES.505: Strongly recommending that the United States renegotiate the return of the Iraqi Jewish Archive to Iraq.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 23 (11 Democrats, 12 Republicans)
Introduced March 6, 2014
Latest Major Action April 2, 2014
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Bill Summary

Urges the Department of State to renegotiate with the government of Iraq the provisions of the original agreement that was signed between the National Archives and Records Administration and the Coalition Provisional Authority in order to ensure that the Iraqi Jewish Archive be kept in a place where its long-term preservation can be guaranteed.

Recognizes that: (1) the Iraqi Jewish Archive should be housed in a location that is accessible to scholars and to Iraqi Jews and their descendants, and (2) the agreement was signed before knowing the Archive's complete history.

Reaffirms the U.S. commitment to ensuring justice for victims of ethnic and religious persecution.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 2, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa.
March 6, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.