United States. Congress
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Congressional Reports containing information on Soviet Jewry legislation.
Overview Congressional Reports containing legislation regarding Refuseniks.
Overview Materials involving Congressional legislation.
Overview Contains materials on the Jackson-Vanik 1974 Trade Act Amendment that in part made trade between the United States and the Soviet Union conditioned upon Soviets relaxing restrictions on Jewish emigration. The bill in the House of Representatives was the Mills-Vanik and in the Senate was the Jackson bill. Members of the Colorado Committee of Concern for Soviet Jewry pushed for the Amendment to prevent the Soviet Union from charging exorbitant fees to Soviet Jews trying to emigrate.