Text: S.1679 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (11/12/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1679


To require a study on the Russian RD–180 rocket engine.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 12, 2013

Mr. Toomey introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To require a study on the Russian RD–180 rocket engine.

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 “National Security Rocket Engine Study Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Report on Russian RD–180 rocket engine.

(a) In general.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the Russian RD–180 rocket engine.

(b) Elements.—The report required under subsection (a) shall include the following elements:

(1) An assessment of the feasibility of manufacturing an alternative rocket engine in the United States.

(2) An estimate of the cost of manufacturing an alternative rocket engine in the United States, including any cost savings that manufacturing a domestic alternative provides compared to the cost of buying Russian engines over the life of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program.

(3) A description of policy benefits and policy concerns related to where the rocket engine is manufactured.

(c) Comptroller General review.—The Comptroller General shall review the report submitted under subsection (a) and submit the results of its study to the congressional defense committees.