Text: H.R.5315 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/31/2014)


113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5315


To authorize the President to transfer certain military equipment to the Government of Ukraine, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 31, 2014

Mr. Burgess introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


A BILL

To authorize the President to transfer certain military equipment to the Government of Ukraine, 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. Lease of certain military equipment to the Government of Ukraine.

(a) In general.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law limiting the assistance to be provided under this section, the President is authorized to transfer to the Government of Ukraine upon that Government’s request, as appropriate, the following defense articles, services, and training:

(1) Anti-tank weapons and ammunition.

(2) Anti-aircraft weapons and ammunition.

(3) Crew weapons and ammunition.

(4) Small arms and ammunition, including pistols, submachine guns, assault rifles, grenade launchers, machine guns, and sniper rifles.

(5) Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.

(6) High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles.

(7) Inflatable boats.

(8) Body armor.

(9) Fire control, range finder, optical and guidance and control equipment.

(10) Explosive disposal and improvised explosive device detection equipment.

(11) Mine detection equipment.

(12) Chemical, biological, radiation, and nuclear detection, testing, and protection equipment.

(13) Communications, logistic, combat support, medical equipment, rations, specialized equipment, and other defense articles, services, and training requested by the Government of Ukraine that the President determines to be appropriate.

(b) Form of transfer of defense articles.—The transfer of defense articles under subsection (a) shall be on a lease basis under chapter 6 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2796 et seq.).

(c) Limitation.—The transfer of defense articles under subsection (a) shall be limited to defense articles that have been removed from Iraq or Afghanistan and otherwise meet the requirements under chapter 6 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2796 et seq.) and other applicable provisions of law.

SEC. 2. Rule of construction.

Nothing in this Act shall be construed as authorizing the use of military force under the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107–40; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note).


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