S.RES.333: A resolution strongly recommending that the United States renegotiate the return of the Iraqi Jewish Archive to Iraq.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 29 (12 Democrats, 17 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 16, 2014
Latest Major Action Feb. 6, 2014
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Bill Summary

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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 cultural property under international law and to ensuring justice for victims of ethnic and religious persecution.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 6, 2014 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S834)
Feb. 4, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 303.
Feb. 4, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez without amendment and with a preamble. Without written report.
Feb. 4, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Jan. 16, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S447-448)