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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1886

  To restrict security assistance to Lebanon, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             June 18, 2019

 Mr. Cruz (for himself and Mr. Cramer) introduced the following bill; 
which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

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                                 A BILL


 
  To restrict security assistance to Lebanon, 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. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Countering Hezbollah in Lebanon's 
Military Act of 2019''.

SEC. 2. REPORT ON RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEBANESE ARMED FORCES AND 
              HEZBOLLAH.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 90 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the President shall submit a report to 
Congress--
            (1) identifying all military officers, commanders, 
        advisors, officials, or other personnel with significant 
        influence over the policies or activities of the Lebanese Armed 
        Forces who are members of, paid by, or significantly influenced 
        by Hezbollah; and
            (2) describing military activities conducted by the 
        Lebanese Armed Forces to disarm Hezbollah pursuant to United 
        Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1701 (2006).
    (b) Form.--The report required under subsection (a) shall be 
submitted in unclassified form but may contain a classified annex.

SEC. 3. RESTRICTION ON SECURITY ASSISTANCE.

    (a) In General.--Of the amounts appropriated or otherwise made 
available for security assistance for the Government of Lebanon for a 
fiscal year, 20 percent may not be obligated or expended for such 
purpose until the President certifies to Congress that--
            (1) the Lebanese Armed Forces has taken measurable steps in 
        the last year to limit the influence or expel anyone identified 
        pursuant to section 2(a)(1);
            (2) the activities described pursuant to section 2(a)(2) 
        demonstrate a serious commitment by the Lebanese Armed Forces 
        to fulfill its obligation to disarm Hezbollah pursuant to UNSCR 
        1701; and
            (3) the Lebanese Armed Forces have not cooperated, 
        coordinated, or partnered with Hezbollah in any operation, 
        campaign, or military exercise during the last year.
    (b) National Security Waiver.--The President may waive the 
certification requirements under paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection 
(a) if the President certifies to Congress that it is in the national 
security interest of the United States.
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