H. R. 939
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 4, 2013
Mr. Bentivolio (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
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Democracy in Egypt Act.
Suspension of sales, leases, transfers, retransfers, or delivery of covered defense articles and defense services to Egypt
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).
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:
The Government of Egypt is working to curtail support for terrorist activities conducted by foreign terrorist organizations.
The Government of Egypt has adopted policies that promote religious and political freedoms for the people of Egypt.
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.
The Government of Egypt is fully implementing all aspects of the 1979 Peace Treaty between Egypt and Israel.
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)).
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.
In this section:
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.
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)).
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)).