H.R.221 - Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 01/03/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs | Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/14/2019 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: H.R.221 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (01/11/2019)
Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act
This bill establishes the Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating anti-Semitism as an ambassador-rank official, appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, who leads the Office to Monitor and Combat anti-Semitism within the Department of State. (Under current law, the special envoy is appointed by the Secretary of State.) The President may nominate the special envoy from among State Department officers and employees.
The special envoy shall be the primary advisor in the government relating to monitoring and combating anti-Semitism in foreign countries. The individual shall be of recognized distinction in religious freedom, law enforcement, or combating anti-Semitism.