H.R.5333 - Shoulder-fired Missile Threat Reduction Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-40] (Introduced 05/09/2006)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/25/2006 Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules, by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5333 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/09/2006)
Shoulder-Fired Missile Threat Reduction Act of 2006 - Defines "MANPADS" as: (1) a surface-to-air missile system designed to be man-portable and carried and fired by a single individual; or (2) any other surface-to-air missile system designed to be operated and fired by more than one individual acting as a crew and portable by several individuals.
States that it is U.S. policy to assist foreign governments to secure, remove, or eliminate stocks of MANPADS and other conventional weapons that pose a proliferation, security, or humanitarian threat.
Authorizes the Secretary of State to carry out an accelerated global program to secure, remove, or eliminate stocks of MANPADS and other conventional weapons that pose a proliferation, security, or humanitarian threat.
States that it should be U.S. policy to hold foreign governments accountable for knowingly transferring MANPADS to state-sponsors of terrorism or terrorist organizations.
Directs the President, upon a determination that a foreign government which has repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism knowingly transfers MANPADS to a foreign government or a terrorist organization, to: (1) report such information to the appropriate congressional committees; and (2) impose specified foreign assistance and military assistance sanctions on the transferring government. Exempts humanitarian assistance from such prohibition. Authorizes a national security waiver.
Expresses the sense of Congress that the U.S. government should pursue strengthened international diplomatic efforts to: (1) limit the availability and proliferation of MANPADS; and (2) exert diplomatic pressure to influence member country compliance with such efforts.
Directs the Secretary to report to the appropriate congressional committees respecting MANPADS and conventional weapons threat reduction.