H.R. 2893 (112th): To prohibit Foreign Military Financing program assistance to countries that vote in the United Nations General Assembly ...

...in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state in the absence of a negotiated border agreement between the Government o

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Sep 12, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2893

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 12, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Engel, and Mr. Rothman of New Jersey) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

To prohibit Foreign Military Financing program assistance to countries that vote in the United Nations General Assembly in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state in the absence of a negotiated border agreement between the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

1.

Prohibition on Foreign Military Financing program assistance to countries that vote in the United Nations General Assembly in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state in the absence of a negotiated border agreement between the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority

(a)

Prohibition

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, assistance under section 23 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2763; relating to the Foreign Military Financing program) may not be provided to any country that votes in the United Nations General Assembly in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state in the absence of a negotiated border agreement between the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

(b)

Waiver

The President may waive the prohibition in subsection (a) on a case-by-case basis if the President certifies to the Speaker and minority leader of the House of Representatives and the majority and minority leaders of the Senate not later than 30 days after issuing the waiver that it is in the national interests of the United States to do so.

(c)

Effective date

This Act takes effect on the date of the enactment of this Act and applies with respect to assistance under section 23 of the Arms Export Control Act that is made available for fiscal years beginning after fiscal year 2011.