Senate Bill 2497
115th Congress(2017-2018)
United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018
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Passed House on Sep 12, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 5, 2018
Latest Action
Sep 12, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
2497
Congress
115
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
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Washington
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Passed
August 1, 2018
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(text: CR S5570-5572)
Summary

United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018

This bill extends security assistance to Israel. Specifically, it extends:

  • foreign military financing assistance to Israel through FY2028,
  • loan guarantees through FY2023, and
  • authority for the war reserves stockpile through FY2023.

The President may:

  • enter into a cooperative agreement with Israel for research and joint production of anti-drone defense articles;
  • conduct a joint assessment with Israel regarding which precision guided munitions Israel needs in a sustained armed confrontation with Hezbollah, Hamas, or other groups; and
  • transfer precision guided munitions and defense articles to such stockpile.

The bill directs the Department of Defense to provide for the rapid acquisition and deployment of precision guided munitions for U.S. counterterrorism missions or to assist an ally under missile threat from a terrorist organization or a country that supports international terrorism.

The President shall report to Congress describing the steps taken to include Israel in the list of countries eligible for the strategic trade authorization exception. Such exception allows a controlled item to be exported without a transaction-specific license.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration shall continue to work with the Israel Space Agency to pursue peaceful space exploration and science initiatives.

The bill also requires the periodic reports on Israel's qualitative military edge to include information about Israel's ability to defend itself from regional state and non-state actors and from drone, cyber, and asymmetric threats.

Text (5)
September 12, 2018
August 3, 2018
August 1, 2018
July 17, 2018
Amendments (1)
Aug 01, 2018
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 3690
To make improvements to the bill.
Agreed To
Actions (19)
09/12/2018
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
09/12/2018
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/12/2018
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8145-8146)
09/12/2018
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H8145-8146)
09/12/2018
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2497.
09/12/2018
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8145-8150)
09/12/2018
Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
08/03/2018
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
08/03/2018
Received in the House.
08/02/2018
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
08/01/2018
Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (text: CR S5570-5572)
08/01/2018
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(text: CR S5570-5572)
08/01/2018
The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
08/01/2018
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S5567-5572)
07/17/2018
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 519.
07/17/2018
Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
07/10/2018
Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
03/05/2018
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
03/05/2018
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Mar 6, 2018 5:26:06 AM
Updated
Apr 16, 2021 8:44:01 PM