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S. 1648: A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the construction of naval vessels in shipyards in North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries.


The text of the bill below is as of May 13, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1648

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 13, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the construction of naval vessels in shipyards in North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries.

1.

Construction of naval vessels in shipyards in North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries

Section 8679 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a), by striking subsection (b) and inserting subsections (b) and (c);

(2)

by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d); and

(3)

by inserting after subsection (b) the following new subsection (c):

(c)

Construction of naval vessels in shipyards in NATO countries

The Secretary of the Navy may construct a naval vessel in a foreign shipyard if—

(1)

the shipyard is located within the boundaries of a member country of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; and

(2)

the cost of construction of such vessel in such shipyard will be less than the cost of construction of such vessel in a domestic shipyard.

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