Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2015

January 6, 2015
February 11, 2015
Referred to House (sub)committee

Recognizing Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel, this bill would eliminate the president’s authority to delay the relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which every president has done on a biannual basis since the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 was signed into law (S. 1322 of 11/8/95). It would also call for a corresponding update to all U.S. government documents and materials, and institute several budgetary restrictions conditional on the embassy’s relocation.

Garrett introduced a similar bill on the first day of the 113th Congress, but it did not advance past committee consideration (H.R. 104 of 1/3/13).

23 cosponsors (21R, 2D).

See also: S. 117 of 1/17/15.

Last major action: 2/11/15 referred to House Subcomm. on the Middle East and North Africa.

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