This annual bill, appropriating FY 2016 funds for the Depts. of Transportation; Housing and Urban Development; as well as related agencies in FY 2016, carried 1 relevant provision to the Palestinians and the Arab-Israeli conflict as a result of an amendment proposed in the wake of the ISIS-affiliated attacks in Paris on 11/13/15.
S.A. 2843, submitted by Rand Paul (R-KY) on 11/18/15, no cosponsors.
This amendment would have denied funding for U.S. admission on or after 11/13/15 of refugees from any of 34 specified countries or territories, including Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, and the occupied Palestinian territories. It was not considered.