Summary: H.R.2762 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/15/2019)

This bill restricts military construction authority used in the event of a declaration of war or a declaration by the President of a national emergency. It limits to $250 million the amount that may be expended for military construction projects in the event of a national emergency declaration for its duration. Additionally, any appropriated funds used must be otherwise not executable. It restricts authority to waive or disregard a requirement that would otherwise apply to such a construction project.

The bill requires any decision to undertake such a project to congressional notification requirements that include

  • an explanation of why the use of the Armed Forces is required to respond to a national emergency,
  • how a project supports the needs of members of the Armed Forces,
  • estimates of construction costs,
  • determinations to waive or disregard other law affecting construction authority, and
  • reference to projects that would be subject to cancellation or deferment in order to provide construction funds to address such an emergency.