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H.R.938: United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 355 (149 Democrats, 207 Republicans)
Introduced March 4, 2013
Latest Major Action March 6, 2014
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Bill Progress

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Bill Summary

United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014 - (Sec. 3) Declares that Israel is a major strategic partner of the United States.

Title I: United States-Israel Strategic Alliance - (Sec. 101) Amends the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 to change language regarding certain actions to assist in the defense of Israel and to protect U.S. interests from a "sense of Congress" to actions the "President should take."

Requires the President to report to Congress regarding such actions.

Amends the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2005 to extend authority to transfer certain obsolete or surplus Department of Defense (DOD) items to Israel.

Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to extend authority to make additions to foreign-based defense stockpiles for use as war reserve stocks through FY2015.

Requires the President to report to Congress regarding the status of Israel's qualitat...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 6, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
March 5, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 410 - 1 (Roll no. 95). (text: CR 3/4/2014 H2109-2111)

March 5, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2167-2168)
March 4, 2014 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
March 4, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 938.
March 4, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2109-2115)
March 4, 2014 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Jan. 29, 2014 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Jan. 29, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.
March 21, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
March 4, 2013 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
March 4, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
March 4, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs