Combating BDS Act of 2016

February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016
Referred to Senate (sub)committee

This bill would authorize state and local governments to divest from entities that engage in boycott, divestment, or sanctions activities targeting Israel or subcontract with such entities. The language in this bill conflates BDS campaigns targeting Israel with BDS campaigns targeting Israel’s settlements.

In a Senate Appropriations Comm. markup session on 6/29, Kirk proposed the full text of this bill as an amendment to the State Dept. and foreign operations appropriations bill (S. 3117 of 6/29/16). His amendment was adopted by voice vote.

45 cosponsors (30R, 15D).

See also: H.R. 4514 of 2/10/16.

Last major action: 2/10/16 referred to Senate Comm. on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

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