Text: H.R.4528 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/30/2014)


113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4528


To require a report and briefing to Congress explaining the procurement and inspection process for armored vehicles to transport civilian employees of the Department of Defense.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 30, 2014

Mr. Lipinski introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To require a report and briefing to Congress explaining the procurement and inspection process for armored vehicles to transport civilian employees of the Department of Defense.

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

SECTION 1. Report and briefing to Congress explaining the procurement and inspection process for armored vehicles to transport civilian employees of the Department of Defense.

(a) Sense of congress.—It is the sense of Congress that—

(1) civilian employees of the Department of Defense should be provided all reasonable protection while in hostile foreign areas, and that protection should include adequate armored vehicle transportation; and

(2) to ensure adequate protection, the Department of Defense should employ stringent, uniform standards while procuring armored vehicles for civilians to be used overseas as well as stringent standards for inspection upon delivery.

(b) Report required.—Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary, in consultation with the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the Department’s policies for procuring and inspecting armored vehicles for transporting civilian employees. Such report should include the following:

(1) An explanation of what the Department’s current policies are for procuring and inspecting armored vehicles for transporting civilians through hostile or potentially hostile territory.

(2) A comparison of the policies outlined in paragraph (1) with other departments, and specifically the Department of State.

(3) An evaluation by the Secretary to determine whether changes to the policies outlined in paragraph (1) would be beneficial in enhancing safety for the civilians described in paragraph (1).

(4) Any other matters the Secretary determines appropriate.

(c) Briefing required.—Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary, in consultation with the Under Secretary of Defense of Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, shall provide to the congressional defense committees a detailed briefing on the report required in subsection (b).