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[Congressional Bills 103th Congress]
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[H.R. 3656 Introduced in House (IH)]

103d CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3656

 To restrict sales and leases of defense articles and defense services 
   to any country or international organization which as a matter of 
policy or practice is known to have sent letters to United States firms 
    requesting compliance with, or soliciting information regarding 
        compliance with, the secondary or tertiary Arab boycott.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           November 22, 1993

   Mr. Lantos (for himself, Mr. Gilman, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Swett, Ms. 
Margolies-Mezvinsky, Mr. Deutsch, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. 
 Andrews of New Jersey, Mr. Schumer, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Pallone, Ms. Ros-
Lehtinen, Mr. Berman, and Mr. Ackerman) introduced the following bill; 
         which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
 To restrict sales and leases of defense articles and defense services 
   to any country or international organization which as a matter of 
policy or practice is known to have sent letters to United States firms 
    requesting compliance with, or soliciting information regarding 
        compliance with, the secondary or tertiary Arab boycott.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Anti-Economic Discrimination Act of 
1993''.

SEC. 2. ARAB BOYCOTT.

    (a) Prohibition on Certain Sales and Leases.--Defense articles and 
defense services may not be sold or leased by the United States 
Government to any country or international organization which as a 
matter of policy or practice is known to have sent letters to United 
States firms requesting compliance with, or soliciting information 
regarding compliance with, the secondary or tertiary Arab boycott, 
unless the President determines, and reports to the relevant 
congressional committees, that that country or organization does not 
now send such letters as a matter of policy or practice.
    (b) Waiver of Prohibition.--
            (1) 1 year waiver.--After the effective date of this 
        section, the President may waive, for a period of 1 year, the 
        application of subsection (a) with respect to any country or 
        organization if the President determines, and reports to the 
        relevant congressional committees, that--
                    (A) such waiver is in the national interest of the 
                United States, and such waiver will promote the 
                objectives of this section to eliminate the Arab 
                boycott; or
                    (B) such waiver is in the national security 
                interest of the United States.
            (2) Extension of waiver.--If the President determines that 
        the further extension of a waiver will promote the objectives 
        of this section, the President, with appropriate notification 
        to relevant congressional committees, may grant further 
        extensions of such waiver for successive 12-month periods.
            (3) Termination of waiver.--The President may, at any time, 
        terminate any waiver granted under this subsection.
    (c) Relevant Congressional Committees.--As used in this section, 
the term ``relevant congressional committees'' means the Committee on 
Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of 
the House of Representatives.
    (d) Effective Date.--This section shall not take effect until one 
year after the date of enactment of this Act.

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