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H.R. 3202: Strengthening Support of NATO Through Dual Use Infrastructure Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 11, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3202

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 11, 2019

(for himself and Ms. Spanberger) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

To require a report on the value of investments in dual use infrastructure projects by the member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in order to improve military mobility and interoperability across Europe.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Strengthening Support of NATO Through Dual Use Infrastructure Act.

2.

Report on value of investments in dual use infrastructure projects by NATO member states

(a)

In general

Not later than June 1, 2020, the Secretary of Defense, jointly with the Secretary of State, shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on the value of investments in dual use infrastructure projects by the member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in order to improve military mobility and interoperability across Europe.

(b)

Elements

The report required by subsection (a) shall include the following:

(1)

The value to collective deterrence provided by investments in dual use infrastructure projects by the member states of NATO in order to meet the military mobility goals set out at the 2018 NATO Summit in Brussels.

(2)

An assessment of proposed dual use infrastructure projects for NATO.

(3)

An assessment of proposed dual use infrastructure projects with respect to which the United States can provide support, including a recommended prioritization of such projects.

(c)

Form

The report required by subsection (a) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.

(d)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Dual use infrastructure projects

The term dual use infrastructure projects means those projects identified by the European Commission Action Plan on Military Mobility as necessary to improve the trans-European transport network (TEN–T) to meet the military requirements for military mobility within and beyond the European Union.

(2)

Appropriate congressional committees

The term appropriate congressional committees means—

(A)

the congressional defense committees (as such term is defined in section 101(a)(16) of title 10, United States Code); and

(B)

the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives.