This bill would effectively prevent the federal government from entering into contracts with any person who knowingly boycotts Israel or Israeli settlements by requiring all potential contractors to certify that they do not boycott any country with which the U.S. has signed a free trade agreement, including Israel. The bill defines a ‘boycotting person’ as someone who refuses to do business with such a country, one of its citizens or residents, and any business that operates under that country’s laws—in effect, covering Israeli settlements. The president would be allowed a case-by-case national security waiver.
See other boycott-stymying legislation from this session: H.R. 4009 of 2/6/14.
1 cosponsor (1R).
Last major action: 11/18/14 Referred to the comms. on oversight and government reform, and foreign affairs.