Jerusalem has been claimed by Israel since 1950, but Palestinians have also claimed the city as their capital.

The bill was introduced on Friday, just a few days before peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians were set to resume peace talks in Washington. These are the first negotiations between the two sides in three years.

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The bill is sponsored by three of the four co-chairmen of the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus — Reps. Trent FranksTrent FranksLive coverage: Trump, GOP scramble for ObamaCare votes GOP lawmakers leave Trump White House with no deal Trump, GOP struggle to find healthcare votes MORE (R-Ariz.), Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.).

Back in June, members of the caucus argued that the United States needs to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital in light of the historic U.S.-Israel relationship.

"We strongly believe that Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of Israel with no waivers and no caveats," Lamborn said then.

Under a 1995 law, the U.S. has the authority to recognize Jerusalem as belonging to Israel, but that law includes a waiver that has been used to avoid that determination.

The new bill joins a handful of others that have been introduced on this issue. Earlier in the year, members of the House and Senate proposed a bill requiring the U.S. to recognize Jerusalem as the capital and move the U.S. embassy, and Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzSecret Service agents set for discipline after fence-jumping incident: report Overnight Cybersecurity: House Intel chair says surveillance collected on Trump transition team House Oversight grills law enforcement on facial recognition tech MORE (R-Utah) has proposed similar legislation on his own.