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Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Combating BDS Act of 2016

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To authorize State and local governments to divest from entities that engage in commerce or investment-related boycott, divestment, or sanctions activities targeting Israel, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/10/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
02/10/2016Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/10/2016Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H656)
Action By: House of Representatives
02/10/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (167)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]* 02/10/2016
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 02/24/2016
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 02/24/2016
Rep. Ashford, Brad [D-NE-2] 02/25/2016
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 02/25/2016
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 02/25/2016
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 02/25/2016
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] 03/14/2016
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] 03/14/2016
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 03/14/2016
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 03/14/2016
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 03/15/2016
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] 03/15/2016
Rep. Fleming, John [R-LA-4] 03/15/2016
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 03/15/2016
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 03/15/2016
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] 03/17/2016
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 03/17/2016
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 03/17/2016
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 03/17/2016
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] 03/17/2016
Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2] 03/17/2016
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 03/21/2016
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] 03/21/2016
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 03/21/2016
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 03/22/2016
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 03/22/2016
Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4] 04/12/2016
Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1] 04/12/2016
Rep. Brat, Dave [R-VA-7] 04/12/2016
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 04/12/2016
Rep. Fincher, Stephen Lee [R-TN-8] 04/12/2016
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] 04/12/2016
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 04/12/2016
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] 04/13/2016
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 04/13/2016
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 04/13/2016
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 04/13/2016
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] 04/15/2016
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] 04/18/2016
Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] 04/18/2016
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3] 04/21/2016
Rep. Murphy, Patrick [D-FL-18] 04/29/2016
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] 05/11/2016
Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2] 05/11/2016
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 05/17/2016
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27] 05/17/2016
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 05/17/2016
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 05/17/2016
Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4] 05/17/2016
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 05/17/2016
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 05/17/2016
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 05/17/2016
Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3] 05/17/2016
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] 05/17/2016
Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] 05/17/2016
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 05/17/2016
Rep. Young, Todd C. [R-IN-9] 05/18/2016
Rep. Heck, Joseph J. [R-NV-3] 05/18/2016
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 05/18/2016
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3] 05/18/2016
Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1] 05/18/2016
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 05/18/2016
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 05/18/2016
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 05/18/2016
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] 05/18/2016
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] 05/19/2016
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5] 05/19/2016
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-5] 05/19/2016
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 05/24/2016
Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] 05/24/2016
Rep. Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS-1] 05/24/2016
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] 05/24/2016
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 05/25/2016
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 05/25/2016
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 05/25/2016
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 05/25/2016
Rep. Guinta, Frank C. [R-NH-1] 05/25/2016
Rep. DeSantis, Ron [R-FL-6] 05/26/2016
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 05/26/2016
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 05/27/2016
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 05/27/2016
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8] 05/27/2016
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] 05/27/2016
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 05/27/2016
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 05/27/2016
Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] 05/27/2016
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 05/27/2016
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 05/27/2016
Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10] 06/07/2016
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 06/07/2016
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4] 06/07/2016
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 06/07/2016
Rep. Price, Tom [R-GA-6] 06/07/2016
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] 06/07/2016
Rep. Nunes, Devin [R-CA-22] 06/07/2016
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 06/07/2016
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 06/07/2016
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 06/07/2016
Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] 06/09/2016
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 06/09/2016
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50] 06/09/2016
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] 06/09/2016
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] 06/10/2016
Rep. Clawson, Curt [R-FL-19] 06/10/2016
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] 06/10/2016
Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] 06/10/2016
Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11] 06/13/2016
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] 06/13/2016
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 06/13/2016
Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] 06/14/2016
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 06/14/2016
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 06/14/2016
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 06/16/2016
Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10] 06/16/2016
Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5] 06/21/2016
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] 07/05/2016
Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23] 07/05/2016
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7] 07/05/2016
Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3] 07/05/2016
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 07/05/2016
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 07/05/2016
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 07/05/2016
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 07/05/2016
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 07/06/2016
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] 07/06/2016
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] 07/06/2016
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] 07/08/2016
Rep. Hanna, Richard L. [R-NY-22] 07/11/2016
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 07/11/2016
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14] 07/13/2016
Rep. Gibson, Christopher P. [R-NY-19] 07/13/2016
Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26] 07/13/2016
Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] 07/14/2016
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] 07/14/2016
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 07/21/2016
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] 07/21/2016
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 07/25/2016
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4] 09/06/2016
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 09/06/2016
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4] 09/06/2016
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 09/06/2016
Rep. Valadao, David G. [R-CA-21] 09/06/2016
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 09/07/2016
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 09/07/2016
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 09/09/2016
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 09/12/2016
Rep. Meehan, Patrick [R-PA-7] 09/12/2016
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 09/12/2016
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17] 09/12/2016
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 09/13/2016
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13] 09/13/2016
Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1] 09/13/2016
Rep. Nugent, Richard B. [R-FL-11] 09/13/2016
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 09/13/2016
Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5] 09/13/2016
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 09/13/2016
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 09/14/2016
Rep. Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4] 09/19/2016
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] 09/19/2016
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 09/26/2016
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 09/27/2016
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 09/28/2016
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] 09/28/2016
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] 11/14/2016
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] 11/14/2016
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] 11/16/2016

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Financial Services02/10/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/10/2016)

Combating BDS Act of 2016

This bill authorizes a state or local government to adopt and enforce measures to divest its assets from, or prohibit investment of its assets in: (1) an entity that such government determines, using credible information available to the public, engages in a commerce or investment-related boycott, divestment, or sanctions activity targeting Israel; or (2) an entity that owns or controls, is owned or controlled by, or is under common ownership or control with, such an entity. Such government shall provide written notice to such an entity before applying such a measure.

Such a measure by a state or local government is not preempted by any federal law or regulation. The bill applies to measures adopted by a state or local government before, on, or after the date of this Act's enactment.

The bill amends the Investment Company Act of 1940 to prohibit any person from bringing any civil, criminal, or administrative action against any registered investment company, or any officer or employee thereof, based solely upon such company divesting from, or avoiding investing in, securities issued by persons that such company determines, using credible information available to the public, engage in commerce or investment-related boycotts, divestments, or sanctions activities targeting Israel.