S.J.Res.36 - A joint resolution relating to the approval and implementation of the proposed agreement for nuclear cooperation between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.113th Congress (2013-2014)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 05/22/2014)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations | House - Foreign Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 113-221|
|Latest Action:||08/01/2014 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.J.Res.36 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate amended (07/31/2014)
(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on July 29, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
States that: (1) Congress favors the Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, signed on May 6, 2014; and (2) such Agreement becomes effective in accordance with this joint resolution and other applicable law.
Prohibits issuance of any export license pursuant to a civil nuclear cooperation agreement 30 years after the agreement's entry into force unless:
- (1) the President, within the agreement's final five years, has certified to Congress that the party to such agreement has continued to fulfill its terms and conditions and that the agreement continues to be in the interest of the United States; and
- (2) Congress enacts a joint resolution permitting the continuation of the agreement for an additional period of not more than 30 years.
Exempts from such restriction:
- any agreement that had entered into force as of August 1, 2014,
- any agreement with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) or the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), or
- any amendment to any such agreement.
States that the Nuclear Proliferation Assessment Statement required to be submitted by the Secretary State to the President shall also be submitted to Congress and shall be accompanied by a classified annex identifying all classified information related to the agreement to which such Nuclear Proliferation Assessment Statement applies, and shall include the following:
- an assessment of the proposed agreement for cooperation;
- an assessment of the adequacy of safeguards and other control mechanisms and the peaceful use assurances contained in the agreement for cooperation;
- a historical assessment of past proliferation activity of the cooperating party;
- a list of all the treaties and agreements related to non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to which the cooperating party is also a party;
- an assessment of the cooperating party's national laws that govern the non-proliferation of materials or equipment related to weapons of mass destruction;
- an explanation for the negotiated duration of the agreement;
- a comparison of the agreement to other existing civil nuclear cooperation agreements between the United States and other states in the region;
- an assessment of the strategic, security, stability, and regional considerations throughout the negotiation of this agreement; and
- an assessment of the physical and environmental security of the waste-cycle.