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S. 4059: A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to replace equipment provided to Ukraine by certain member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 7, 2022 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 4059

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 7, 2022

(for himself, Mr. Durbin, and Ms. Klobuchar) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

A BILL

To require the Secretary of Defense to replace equipment provided to Ukraine by certain member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

1.

Replacement of defense equipment, support capabilities, and articles provided to Ukraine by certain member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

(a)

In general

Subject to subsection (d), as soon as practicable, the Secretary of Defense shall, pursuant to the authority provided in the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.), section 362 of title 10, United States Code, and the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.), transfer to covered NATO allies equipment, defense support capabilities, and relevant defense articles that have been authorized, procured, and contracted by, and are available to, the Department of Defense.

(b)

Purpose

The purpose of the transfers required by subsection (a) is to replace equipment provided by covered NATO allies to Ukraine during the covered period to defend Ukraine against aggression and other malign influence by the Russian Federation.

(c)

Inclusions

The equipment, defense support capabilities, and relevant defense articles referred to in subsection (a) shall include—

(1)

air defense systems;

(2)

unmanned aerial vehicles;

(3)

anti-ship missiles;

(4)

military vehicles;

(5)

ammunition; and

(6)

weapons.

(d)

Consultation

Before making a transfer under subsection (a), the Secretary of Defense shall consult with the Secretary of State with respect to whether the transfer—

(1)

aligns with United States foreign policy goals; and

(2)

would result in any significant gap with respect to United States national security.

(e)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Covered NATO ally defined

The term covered NATO ally means any member country of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization with a gross domestic product per capita that is less than $30,000, as of April 1, 2022.

(2)

Covered period

The term covered period means the period beginning on January 1, 2022, and ending on the date on which military hostilities by the Russian Federation in Ukraine cease.