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Titles (5)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018

Short Titles as Introduced

United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Arms Export Control Act to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriations of funds to Israel, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
09/12/2018Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H8145-8146)
08/01/2018Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(text: CR S5570-5572)
07/17/2018Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
03/05/2018Introduced in Senate

All Actions (20)

Date Chamber
09/12/2018SenateMessage on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
09/12/2018-5:45pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/12/2018-5:45pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8145-8146)
09/12/2018-5:14pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2497.
09/12/2018-5:14pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8145-8150)
09/12/2018-5:14pmHouseMr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
08/03/2018HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
08/03/2018HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
08/03/2018HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
08/03/2018-10:04amHouseReceived in the House.
08/02/2018SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
08/01/2018SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (text: CR S5570-5572)
08/01/2018SenateThe committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
08/01/2018SenateS.Amdt.3690 Amendment SA 3690 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
08/01/2018SenateS.Amdt.3690 Amendment SA 3690 proposed by Senator Gardner for Senator Rubio. (consideration: CR S5569-5570; text: CR S5569-5570) To make improvements to the bill.
08/01/2018SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S5567-5572)
07/17/2018SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 519.
07/17/2018SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
07/10/2018SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
03/05/2018SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Cosponsors (72)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]* 03/05/2018
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] 03/06/2018
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] 03/06/2018
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] 03/06/2018
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] 03/06/2018
Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS] 03/06/2018
Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD] 03/06/2018
Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK] 03/06/2018
Sen. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA] 03/07/2018
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] 03/07/2018
Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] 03/07/2018
Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND] 03/12/2018
Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK] 03/12/2018
Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] 03/12/2018
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] 03/12/2018
Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID] 03/12/2018
Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] 03/13/2018
Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] 03/14/2018
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] 03/14/2018
Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] 03/14/2018
Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC] 03/20/2018
Sen. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN] 03/20/2018
Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK] 03/20/2018
Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] 03/20/2018
Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL] 04/09/2018
Sen. Young, Todd C. [R-IN] 04/18/2018
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] 04/25/2018
Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] 05/07/2018
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] 05/07/2018
Sen. Heitkamp, Heidi [D-ND] 05/08/2018
Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV] 05/08/2018
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] 05/08/2018
Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID] 05/08/2018
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] 05/08/2018
Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA] 05/08/2018
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] 05/09/2018
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] 05/09/2018
Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS] 05/10/2018
Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO] 05/14/2018
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] 05/14/2018
Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] 05/14/2018
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] 05/14/2018
Sen. Perdue, David [R-GA] 05/14/2018
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR] 05/14/2018
Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO] 05/16/2018
Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] 05/17/2018
Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] 05/21/2018
Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ] 05/23/2018
Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA] 05/23/2018
Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] 06/06/2018
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] 06/11/2018
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] 06/11/2018
Sen. Hyde-Smith, Cindy [R-MS] 06/14/2018
Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] 06/14/2018
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] 06/14/2018
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] 06/18/2018
Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] 06/19/2018
Sen. Jones, Doug [D-AL] 06/19/2018
Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] 06/19/2018
Sen. Sasse, Ben [R-NE] 06/19/2018
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] 06/21/2018
Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] 06/25/2018
Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] 06/25/2018
Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK] 06/26/2018
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] 06/26/2018
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI] 06/26/2018
Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] 06/26/2018
Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] 06/27/2018
Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO] 06/28/2018
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] 07/16/2018
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] 07/26/2018
Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] 07/30/2018

Committees (4)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Foreign Relations03/05/2018 Referred to
07/10/2018 Markup by
07/17/2018 Reported by
House Foreign Affairs08/03/2018 Referred to
House Armed Services08/03/2018 Referred to
House Science, Space, and Technology08/03/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (03/05/2018)

United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018

This bill extends security assistance to Israel. Specifically, it extends:

  • foreign military financing assistance to Israel through FY2028,
  • loan guarantees through FY2023, and
  • authority for the war reserves stockpile through FY2023.

The President may:

  • enter into a cooperative agreement with Israel for research and joint production of anti-drone defense articles;
  • conduct a joint assessment with Israel regarding which precision guided munitions Israel needs in a sustained armed confrontation with Hezbollah, Hamas, or other groups; and
  • transfer precision guided munitions and defense articles to such stockpile.

The bill directs the Department of Defense to provide for the rapid acquisition and deployment of precision guided munitions for U.S. counterterrorism missions or to assist an ally under missile threat from a terrorist organization or a country that supports international terrorism.

The President shall report to Congress describing the steps taken to include Israel in the list of countries eligible for the strategic trade authorization exception. Such exception allows a controlled item to be exported without a transaction-specific license.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration shall continue to work with the Israel Space Agency to pursue peaceful space exploration and science initiatives.

The bill also requires the periodic reports on Israel's qualitative military edge to include information about Israel's ability to defend itself from regional state and non-state actors and from drone, cyber, and asymmetric threats.