House sets clock for Trump on antisemitism envoy appointment

The legislation, which elevates the position to an ambassadorial level, received overwhelming bipartisan support in the House.

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January 12, 2019 20:05
House sets clock for Trump on antisemitism envoy appointment

United States House of Representatives chamber at the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 
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WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday that would require US President Donald Trump to appoint a special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism within 90 days.

The legislation, which elevates the position to an ambassadorial level, received overwhelming bipartisan support in the House, with 411 members voting in favor.

The Senate must also pass the legislation and the president must sign it for the bill to become law.


Trump has received criticism within Jewish circles and from civil rights activists for his failure to fill the post. But several administration officials tell The Jerusalem Post that the State Department is in the final stages of choosing a nominee.

The last envoy to serve was Ira Forman, under the Obama administration.

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