Senate Bill 3176
116th Congress(2019-2020)
United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2020
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jan 9, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 9, 2020
Latest Action
Jun 3, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
3176
Congress
116
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting foreign aid, human rights, international law and organizations; national governance; arms control; diplomacy and foreign officials; alliances and collective security. Measures concerning trade agreements, tariffs, foreign investments, and foreign loans may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
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Summary

United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2020

This bill provides for security assistance to Israel and authorizes actions to further U.S.-Israel cooperation.

Specifically, under the Foreign Military Financing Program, the bill makes no less than $3.3 billion annually available to Israel through FY2028. The bill also extends through FY2025 (1) authority to stockpile war reserves in Israel, and (2) loan guarantees to Israel for up to $9 billion.

The President is authorized to transfer munitions from reserve stocks to Israel for its self-defense. Further, the President must report on steps to include Israel in the list of countries eligible for the strategic trade authorization exception, which authorizes exports, reexports, and in-country transfers in lieu of a license that would otherwise be required. Lastly, the President must establish and update contingency plans to provide Israel with defense articles and services necessary for its defense.

The Department of State is authorized to (1) enter into memoranda of understanding with Israel with a focus on strengthening mutual ties and cooperation with nations throughout the world; and (2) establish a program between the United States, Israel, and other countries or territories to provide for cooperation in the Middle East region by financing and cooperating in programs related to innovation and advanced technologies. Further, the United States is authorized to enter into cooperative agreements with Israel and developing countries to identify and support local solutions for addressing sustainability challenges.

The Department of Defense is authorized to carry out activities with Israel to establish directed energy capabilities that address threats to the United States, deployed forces of the United States, or Israel.

Text (2)
June 3, 2020
January 9, 2020
Actions (5)
06/03/2020
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 463.
06/03/2020
Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Risch with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
05/21/2020
Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
01/09/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
01/09/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jan 10, 2020 5:27:12 AM
Updated
Feb 1, 2021 10:22:40 PM