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H.R. 1992 (113th): Israel QME Enhancement Act

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 11, 2013 (Passed the House).


I

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1992

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To amend the requirements relating to assessment of Israel’s qualitative military edge over military threats, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Israel QME Enhancement Act .

2.

Amendments to requirements relating to assessment of Israel’s qualitative military edge over military threats

(a)

Assessment required; reports

Section 201 of Public Law 110–429 ( 122 Stat. 4843; 22 U.S.C. 2776 note) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a), by striking an ongoing basis and inserting a biennial basis; and

(2)

in subsection (c)(2)

(A)

in the heading, by striking Quadrennial and inserting Biennial ; and

(B)

in the text, by striking Not later than four years after the date on which the President transmits the initial report under paragraph (1), and every four years thereafter, and inserting Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of the Israel QME Enhancement Act, and biennially thereafter,.

(b)

Report

(1)

In general

Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on—

(A)

the range of cyber and asymmetric threats posed to Israel by state and non-state actors; and

(B)

the joint efforts of the United States and Israel to address the threats identified in subparagraph (A).

(2)

Form

The report required under paragraph (1) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may contain a classified annex.

(3)

Appropriate congressional committees defined

In this subsection, the term appropriate congressional committees means the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate.

Passed the House of Representatives December 11, 2013.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.