H.R. 939: Support Democracy in Egypt Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Mar 04, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 939

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 4, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Griffin of Arkansas, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Ross, and Mr. Yoho) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

To suspend the sale, lease, transfer, retransfer, or delivery of F–16 aircraft, M1 tanks, and certain other defense articles or defense services to the Government of Egypt.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Support Democracy in Egypt Act.

2.

Suspension of sales, leases, transfers, retransfers, or delivery of covered defense articles and defense services to Egypt

(a)

Suspension

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the United States Government shall not license, approve, facilitate, or otherwise allow the sale, lease, transfer, retransfer, or delivery of any covered defense article or defense service to the Government of Egypt unless the President submits to Congress a certification described in subsection (b) and a notification described in subsection (c).

(b)

Certification

A certification referred to in subsection (a) is a certification that contains a determination of the President that each of the following conditions has been met:

(1)

The Government of Egypt is working to curtail support for terrorist activities conducted by foreign terrorist organizations.

(2)

The Government of Egypt has adopted policies that promote religious and political freedoms for the people of Egypt.

(3)

The Government of Egypt is carrying out concerted efforts to enforce access along the Sinai Peninsula, including to stop illegal weapons smuggling between Egypt and Gaza.

(4)

The Government of Egypt is fully implementing all aspects of the 1979 Peace Treaty between Egypt and Israel.

(c)

Notification

A notification referred to in subsection (a) is a notification of the President that is submitted to Congress not less than 30 days prior to the proposed sale, lease, transfer, retransfer, or delivery of any covered defense article or defense service, as the case may be, in accordance with procedures applicable to reprogramming notifications under section 634A(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2394–1(a)).

(d)

Waiver

The President may waive the application of subsection (a) if the President determines and certifies to Congress that it is in the national security interests of the United States to do so.

(e)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Covered defense article or defense service

The term covered defense article or defense service means any F–16 aircraft, M1 tank, or other defense article or defense service listed in Category VI, VII, or VIII of the United States Munitions List.

(2)

Foreign terrorist organization

The term foreign terrorist organization means an organization designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the Secretary of State in accordance with section 219(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)).

(3)

United States Munitions List

The term United States Munitions List means the list referred to in section 38(a)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778(a)(1)).