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Jones Amendment - Expanding Pension Fund Divestments to Any State Sponsor of Terrorism - Key Vote

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Amendment - Amendment Rejected (House) (32-124) - (Key vote)

Title: Expanding Pension Fund Divestments to Any State Sponsor of Terrorism

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to S 2255 that prohibits state funds, including state pensions, from being invested in securities, stocks, and corporations doing business with any government designated as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Highlights:
-Relies upon the U.S. State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism, which consists of Sudan, Syria, North Korea, Cuba and Iran [Sec. 8 (a)]. -Exempts companies engaged primarily in humanitarian aid and social services from the divestment [Sec. 8 (b)].
Amendment - Introduced (House) -

Title: Expanding Pension Fund Divestments to Any State Sponsor of Terrorism

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