IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 13, 2021
Mr. Lee introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the construction of naval vessels in shipyards in North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries.
Construction of naval vessels in shipyards in North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries
Section 8679 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—
in subsection (a), by striking
subsection (b) and inserting
subsections (b) and (c);
by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d); and
by inserting after subsection (b) the following new subsection (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—
the shipyard is located within the boundaries of a member country of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; and
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.