H.R.1595 - Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Implementation Act of 1995104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gingrich, Newt [R-GA-6] (Introduced 05/09/1995)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||05/09/1995 Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.|
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Summary: H.R.1595 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/09/1995)
Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Implementation Act of 1995 - Declares it is U.S. policy that: (1) Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel; and (2) construction of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem should begin no later than December 31, 1996, and officially open no later than May 31, 1999.
States that not more than 50 percent of the funds appropriated for FY 1997 and 1999 to the Department of State for "Acquisition and Maintenance of Buildings Abroad" may be obligated in the respective fiscal year until the Secretary of State determines, and reports to the Congress, that (for FY 1997) such construction has begun and that (for FY 1999) the Embassy has opened.
Limits the availability of specified amounts of such funds in certain fiscal years until they are expended for: (1) costs associated with relocating the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem; and (2) the costs for its construction.
Requires the Secretary of State to report to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate on: (1) the Department of State's plan to implement this Act; and (2) progress made toward opening the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.