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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 7195

To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to enter into contracts for the 
       procurement of amphibious vessels, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 11, 2020

  Mr. Wittman (for himself and Mr. Palazzo) introduced the following 
      bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

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                                 A BILL


 
To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to enter into contracts for the 
       procurement of amphibious vessels, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. MULTIYEAR PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY FOR AMPHIBIOUS VESSELS.

    (a) Authority for Multiyear Procurement.--Except as provided in 
subsection (b) and subject to section 2306b of title 10, United States 
Code, the Secretary of the Navy may enter into one or more multiyear 
contracts for the procurement of the following:
            (1) Three amphibious transport dock vessels designated LPD-
        31, LPD-32, and LPD-33.
            (2) One amphibious landing helicopter assault vessel 
        designated LHA-9.
    (b) Limitation on Contract Authority.--The Secretary of the Navy 
may not enter into a contract under subsection (a) until the date on 
which the Secretary certifies to the congressional defense committees 
that the procurement of the vessels specified in such subsection is 
consistent with--
            (1) the most recent 30-year shipbuilding plan of the Navy; 
        and
            (2) the most recent Commandant's Planning Guidance of the 
        38th Commandant of the Marine Corps.
    (c) Limitation on Contract Modification.--The Secretary of the Navy 
may not modify a contract entered into under subsection (a)(1) if the 
modification would increase the total target price of the three 
amphibious transport dock vessels by more than 10 percent above the 
target price specified in the original contract awarded for the vessels 
under subsection (a)(1).
    (d) Use of Incremental Funding for LPD-31 and LHA-9.--With respect 
to a contract entered into under subsection (a) for the vessel LPD-31 
or the vessel LHA-9, the Secretary may use incremental funding to make 
payments under the contract.
    (e) Authority for Advance Procurement.--The Secretary of the Navy 
may enter into one or more contracts, beginning in fiscal year 2021, 
for advance procurement associated with the vessels for which 
authorization to enter into a multiyear procurement contract is 
provided under subsection (a) and for equipment or subsystems 
associated with the vessels, including procurement of--
            (1) long lead time material; or
            (2) materiel or equipment in economic order quantities when 
        cost savings are achievable.
    (f) Condition for Out-Year Contract Payments.--A contract entered 
into under subsection (a) shall provide that any obligation of the 
United States to make a payment under the contract for a fiscal year 
after fiscal year 2021 is subject to the availability of appropriations 
or funds for that purpose for such later fiscal year.
    (g) Limitation on Termination Liability.--A contract for the 
construction of vessels entered into under subsection (a) shall include 
a clause that limits the liability of the United States to the 
contractor for any termination of the contract. The maximum liability 
of the United States under the clause shall be the amount appropriated 
for the vessels covered by the contract regardless of the amount 
obligated under the contract.
    (h) Repeal.--Sections 127 and 129 of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (Public Law 116-92) are 
repealed.
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