Federal Legislation

In 2017, the following bills were introduced in the U.S. Congress

The Combating BDS Act of 2017

The Israel Anti-Boycott Act of 2017

  • What it does:
    • This bill expands the Export Administration Act of 1979 to prohibit U.S. companies from boycotting Israeli settlements in response to calls by the U.N. or the EU. The bill would also direct the Export-Import Bank to deny loans to companies engaged in politically-motivated boycotts of Israel.
  • Read the bill:
  • Share with your lawmaker:  ACLU legal memo opposing the S.720 and H.R. 1697.
  • Take action:  Oppose the Israel Anti-Boycott Act!  via U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights


The following bill is expected to be re-introduced in 2017:

The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act