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 complying with boycotts of Israel in response to calls by the U.N., the E.U., or other international governmental organizations. The bill includes severe civil and criminal penalties. The bill would also direct the Export-Import Bank to deny loans to companies engaged in politically-motivated boycotts of Israel.
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The following bill is expected to be re-introduced in 2017:

The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act