Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 04/05/2017)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs | Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 09/17/2018 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
This bill amends the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to provide that the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism shall have the rank of ambassador and be appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
The Special Envoy shall: (1) be a person of recognized distinction in the field of combating anti-Semitism or religious freedom; (2) serve as the primary advisor to, and coordinate efforts across, the U.S. government relating to monitoring and combating anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic incitement in foreign countries; and (3) report directly to the Secretary of State.