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Public Law 116-326
116th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to monitor 
and combat anti-Semitism globally, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Jan. 
                        13, 2021 -  [H.R. 221]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Special Envoy to 
Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act. 22 USC 2651 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat 
Anti-Semitism Act''.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 22 USC 2731 note.>>  FINDING.

    Congress finds that, since the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 
2004 (Public Law 108-332) was enacted, in many foreign countries acts of 
anti-Semitism have been frequent and wide in scope, the perpetrators and 
variety of threats to Jewish communities and their institutions have 
proliferated, and in some countries anti-Semitic attacks have increased 
in frequency, scope, violence, and deadliness.
SEC. 3. MONITORING AND COMBATING ANTI-SEMITISM.

    Section 59(a) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 
(22 U.S.C. 2731(a)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (A)--
                          (i) <<NOTE: President.>>  by inserting before 
                      the period at the end the following: ``, who shall 
                      be appointed by the President, by and with the 
                      advice and consent of the Senate''; and
                          (ii) by adding at the end the following new 
                      sentence: ``The Special Envoy shall report 
                      directly to the Secretary.''; and
                    (B) in subparagraph (B)--
                          (i) in the heading, by striking 
                      ``Appointment'' and inserting ``Nomination'';
                          (ii) by striking the first sentence;
                          (iii) <<NOTE: President. Determination.>>  in 
                      the second sentence, by striking ``If the 
                      Secretary determines that such is appropriate, the 
                      Secretary may appoint'' and inserting ``If the 
                      President determines that such is appropriate, the 
                      President may nominate''; and
                          (iv) in the third sentence, by striking ``The 
                      Secretary may allow such officer or employee to 
                      retain the position (and the responsibilities 
                      associated with such position) held by such 
                      officer or employee prior to the appointment'' and 
                      inserting ``Such officer or

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                      employee may not retain the position (or the 
                      responsibilities associated with such position) 
                      held by such officer or employee prior to the 
                      nomination''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraphs:
            ``(3) Duties.--The Special Envoy shall serve as the primary 
        advisor to, and coordinate efforts across, the United States 
        Government relating to monitoring and combating anti-Semitism 
        and anti-Semitic incitement that occur in foreign countries.
            ``(4) Rank and status of ambassador.--The Special Envoy 
        shall have the rank of ambassador.
            ``(5) Qualifications.--The Special Envoy should be a person 
        of recognized distinction in the field of combating anti-
        Semitism.''.

    Approved January 13, 2021.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 221:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 165 (2019):
                                    Jan. 10, 11, considered and passed 
                                        House.
                                                        Vol. 166 (2020):
                                    Dec. 16, considered and passed 
                                        Senate, amended.
                                    Dec. 31, House concurred in Senate 
                                        amendment.

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