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113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1992

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
December 12 (legislative day, December 11), 2013

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations


AN ACT

To amend the requirements relating to assessment of Israel’s qualitative military edge over military threats, and for other purposes.

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 “Israel QME Enhancement Act”.

SEC. 2. Amendments to requirements relating to assessment of Israel’s qualitative military edge over military threats.

(a) Assessment required; reports.—Section 201 of Public Law 110–429 (122 Stat. 4843; 22 U.S.C. 2776 note) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a), by striking “an ongoing basis” and inserting “a biennial basis”; and

(2) in subsection (c)(2)—

(A) in the heading, by striking “Quadrennial” and inserting “Biennial”; and

(B) in the text, by striking “Not later than four years after the date on which the President transmits the initial report under paragraph (1), and every four years thereafter,” and inserting “Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of the Israel QME Enhancement Act, and biennially thereafter,”.

(b) Report.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on—

(A) the range of cyber and asymmetric threats posed to Israel by state and non-state actors; and

(B) the joint efforts of the United States and Israel to address the threats identified in subparagraph (A).

(2) FORM.—The report required under paragraph (1) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may contain a classified annex.

(3) APPROPRIATE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES DEFINED.—In this subsection, the term “appropriate congressional committees” means the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate.

Passed the House of Representatives December 11, 2013.

Attest: karen l. haas,   
Clerk