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Landslide victory: Senate votes 97-3 to make US Embassy move permanent


February 12, 2021

The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

In a landslide vote Thursday the Senate approved a budget resolution amendment making the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem permanent, so that it could not be moved out of Israel's capital in the future.

"Pleased the Senate overwhelmingly passed the amendment Senator Hagerty and I introduced to make sure the U.S. Embassy to Israel remains located in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel," tweeted the bill's co-sponsor, Republican Senator Jim Infofe of Oklahoma.

"I am proud to introduce legislation to protect the U.S. Embassy from relocation or being downgraded," Inhofe said "It was an honor to see the...

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