H.R. 547 (111th): To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to require congressional approval of agreements for peaceful nuclear ...

...cooperation with foreign countries, and for other purposes.

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Jan 15, 2009 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 547

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 15, 2009

(for herself, Mr. McCotter, Mr. McCaul, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Royce, Mr. Markey of Massachusetts, and Mr. Sherman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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

A BILL

To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to require congressional approval of agreements for peaceful nuclear cooperation with foreign countries, and for other purposes.

1.

Requirement for congressional approval of agreements for peaceful nuclear cooperation

(a)

Cooperation with other nations

Section 123 d. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2153 d.) is amended in the first sentence—

(1)

by striking not the first and second place it appears;

(2)

by inserting only after effective the first place it appears; and

(3)

by striking : Provided further, and all that follows through such agreement.

(b)

Subsequent arrangements

Section 131 a.(1) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 2160 a.(1)) is amended—

(1)

in the second sentence, by striking security, and all that follows and inserting security. and

(2)

by inserting after the second sentence the following: Such subsequent arrangement shall not take effect unless the Congress enacts a joint resolution of approval, according to the procedures of sections 123 d. and 130 i. of this Act. Any such nuclear proliferation assessment statement shall be submitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate no later than the 31st day of continuous session after submission of the subsequent arrangement..

2.

Initiatives and negotiations relating to agreements for peaceful nuclear cooperation

Section 123 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2153) is amended by adding at the end the following:

e.

The President shall keep the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate fully and currently informed of any initiative or negotiations relating to a new or amended agreement for peaceful nuclear cooperation pursuant to this section prior to the President’s announcement of such initiative or negotiations. The President shall consult with the appropriate congressional committees concerning such initiative or negotiations beginning not less than 15 calendar days after the initiation of any such negotiations, or the receipt or transmission of a draft agreement, whichever occurs first, and monthly thereafter until such time as the negotiations are concluded.

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