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Introduced in Senate (04/26/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2781


To limit the transfer of F–35 aircraft to Turkey.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 26, 2018

Mr. Lankford (for himself, Mrs. Shaheen, and Mr. Tillis) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations


A BILL

To limit the transfer of F–35 aircraft to Turkey.

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

SECTION 1. Limitation on transfer of F–35 aircraft to Turkey.

(a) In general.—Except as provided under subsection (b), no funds may be obligated or expended—

(1) to transfer, facilitate the transfer, or authorize the transfer of, an F–35 aircraft to Turkey; or

(2) to transfer intellectual property or technical data necessary for or related to any maintenance or support of the F–35 aircraft.

(b) Exception.—The President may waive the limitation under subsection (a) upon a written certification to Congress that the Government of Turkey is not—

(1) taking steps to degrade NATO interoperability;

(2) exposing NATO assets to hostile actors;

(3) degrading the general security of NATO member countries;

(4) seeking to import or purchase defense articles from a foreign country with respect to which sanctions are imposed by the United States; or

(5) wrongfully or unlawfully detaining one or more United States citizens.


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