TEXT OF AMENDMENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 18
(Senate - January 29, 2019)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 59. Ms. McSALLY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
her to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and 
security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of 
funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the 
Syrian people, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       After section 403, insert the following:

     SEC. 404. POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES RELATING TO BOYCOTTS OF 
                   ISRAEL UNDER EXPORT-IMPORT BANK ACT OF 1945.

       Section 2(b)(1)(B) of the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 
     (12 U.S.C. 635(b)(1)(B)) is amended in the sixth sentence by 
     inserting after ``child labor),'' the following: ``or 
     opposing policies and actions that are politically motivated 
     and are intended to penalize or otherwise limit commercial 
     relations specifically with citizens or residents of Israel, 
     entities organized under the laws of Israel, or the 
     Government of Israel,''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 60. Ms. McSALLY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
her to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and 
security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of 
funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the 
Syrian people, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

     TITLE V--AUTHORITY OF STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO RESTRICT 
                     INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES IN IRAN

     SEC. 501. AUTHORITY OF STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO 
                   RESTRICT INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES IN IRAN.

       (a) Additional Authority.--Section 202 of the Comprehensive 
     Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 
     (22 U.S.C. 8532) is amended as follows:
       (1) Subsection (a) is amended--
       (A) by striking ``should support'' and inserting ``should 
     not interfere with''; and
       (B) by striking ``in the energy sector of Iran'' and all 
     that follows through ``United States'' and inserting ``in the 
     business sector in Iran, or prohibits or limits any person 
     from engaging in investment activities in the business sector 
     of Iran, until such time as all Federal laws that either 
     expressly authorize or require the imposition of sanctions by 
     the Federal Government on Iran are rescinded by an Act or 
     Acts of Congress''.
       (2) Subsection (b) is amended--
       (A) by amending the subsection heading to read as follows:
       ``(b) Authority To Restrict Investment in Iran.--'';
       (B) by striking ``Notwithstanding'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding'';
       (C) by striking ``may adopt and enforce measures that 
     meet'' and inserting ``may--
       ``(A) adopt and enforce measures--
       ``(i) that meet'';
       (D) by striking ``subsection (c).'' and inserting 
     ``subsection (c); or''; and
       (E) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(ii) to prohibit or limit any person from engaging in 
     investment activities in Iran described in subsection (c); 
     and
       ``(B) enter into interstate compacts regarding measures 
     described in subparagraph (A).
       ``(2) Disclosure requirements.--Enforcement of measures 
     under paragraph (1) may include the imposition of disclosure 
     and other transparency requirements to carry out paragraph 
     (1).''.
       (3) Subsection (c) is amended--
       (A) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) by striking ``$20,000,000 or more in the energy 
     sector'' and inserting ``$10,000,000 or more--
       ``(A) in the energy sector''; and
       (ii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) in any other business enterprise in Iran, including 
     an entity that is owned or controlled by the Government of 
     Iran; or''; and
       (B) in paragraph (2)--
       (i) by striking ``$20,000,000'' and inserting 
     ``$10,000,000''; and
       (ii) by adding after ``energy sector of Iran'' the 
     following: ``or otherwise in a business enterprise in Iran, 
     including an entity that is owned or controlled by the 
     Government of Iran''.
       (4) Subsection (f) is amended to read as follows:
       ``(f) Nonpreemption; No Conflict With United States 
     Policy.--A measure of a State or local government authorized 
     under subsection (b), (i), or (j)--
       ``(1) is authorized and not preempted by any Federal law or 
     regulation or any policy, agreement, or exercise of waiver 
     authority of the executive branch; and
       ``(2) is consistent with United States Federal policy, 
     including United States foreign policy.''.
       (5) Subsection (g) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(3) Owned or controlled.--An entity is `owned or 
     controlled' by the Government of Iran if the Government of 
     Iran--
       ``(A) holds more than 20 percent of the equity interest by 
     vote or value in the entity;
       ``(B) has the right or ability to elect a majority of seats 
     on the board of directors of the entity; or
       ``(C) otherwise controls the actions, policies, or 
     personnel decisions of the entity.''.
       (6) Subsection (h) is amended--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``or subsection (i)'' and 
     inserting ``and subsections (i) and (j)''; and
       (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``subsection (i)'' and 
     inserting ``subsections (i) and (j)''.
       (7) Subsection (i) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(3) Applicability of prior provisions.--Paragraphs (1) 
     and (2) apply with respect to this section as in effect on 
     the day before the effective date of the State Sanctions 
     Against Iranian Terrorism Act.''.
       (8) Section 202 is further amended--
       (A) by redesignating subsection (j) as subsection (k); and
       (B) by inserting after subsection (i) the following:
       ``(j) Applicability.--
       ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     this section or any other provision of law, a State or local 
     government may enforce a measure (without regard to the 
     requirements of subsection (d), except as provided in 
     paragraph (2)) adopted by the State or local government 
     before the date of the enactment of the State Sanctions 
     Against Iranian Terrorism Act (other than a measure covered 
     by subsection (i)) that--
       ``(A) provides for the divestment of assets of the State or 
     local government from, or prohibits the investment of the 
     assets of the State or local government in, any person that 
     the State or local government determines, using credible 
     information available to the public, engages in investment 
     activities in Iran (determined without regard to subsection 
     (c)) or other business activities in Iran that are identified 
     in the measure; or
       ``(B) prohibits or limits any person from engaging in 
     investment activities in Iran described in subsection (c).
       ``(2) Application of notice requirements.--A measure 
     described in paragraph (1) shall be subject to the 
     requirements of paragraphs (1) and (2) and the first sentence 
     of paragraph (3) of subsection (d) on and after the date that 
     is 2 years after the date of the enactment of the State 
     Sanctions Against Iranian Terrorism Act.''.
       (b) Congressional Resolution of Disapproval of Presidential 
     Certification Relating to Sunset of Act.--Section 401(a)

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     of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and 
     Divestment Act of 2010 (22 U.S.C. 855(a)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``The provisions of this Act'' and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), the provisions 
     of this Act'';
       (2) by striking ``(1) the Government of Iran'' and 
     inserting ``(A) the Government of Iran'' and moving the text 
     of subparagraph (A) (as redesignated) 2 ems to the right;
       (3) by striking ``(A) section 6(j)(1)(A)'' and inserting 
     ``(i) section 6(j)(1)(A)'' and moving the text of clause (i) 
     (as redesignated) 2 ems to the right;
       (4) by striking ``(B) section 40(d)'' and inserting ``(ii) 
     section 40(d)'' and moving the text of clause (ii) (as 
     redesignated) 2 ems to the right;
       (5) by striking ``(C) section 620A(a)'' and inserting 
     ``(iii) section 620A(a)'' and moving the text of clause (iii) 
     (as redesignated) 2 ems to the right;
       (6) by striking ``(2) Iran has ceased'' and inserting ``(B) 
     Iran has ceased''; and
       (7) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Congressional resolution of disapproval with respect 
     to sunset of section 202.--
       ``(A) In general.--Section 202 shall not terminate pursuant 
     to a certification of the President submitted to Congress 
     under subsection (a) if Congress, not later than 60 days 
     after the date on which the President submits such 
     certification, enacts a joint resolution disapproving such 
     certification.
       ``(B) Expedited procedures.--A joint resolution described 
     in subparagraph (A) and introduced not later than 60 days 
     after the date on which the President submits a certification 
     under subsection (a) shall be considered in the Senate and 
     the House of Representatives in accordance with paragraphs 
     (3) through (7) of section 8066(c) of the Department of 
     Defense Appropriations Act (as contained in Public Law 98-
     473), except that references in such paragraphs to the 
     Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
     and the Senate shall be deemed to be references to the 
     Committee on Financial Services of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
     Urban Affairs of the Senate, respectively.''.
       (c) Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Title heading.--The heading for title II of the 
     Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment 
     Act of 2010 (22 U.S.C. 8531 et seq.) is amended to read as 
     follows:

 ``TITLE II--RESTRICTIONS BY STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ON INVESTMENT 
                         ACTIVITIES IN IRAN''.

       (2) Section heading.--The heading for section 202 of the 
     Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment 
     Act of 2010 (22 U.S.C. 8532) is amended to read as follows:

     ``SEC. 202. AUTHORITY OF STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO 
                   RESTRICT INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES IN IRAN.''.

       (3) Table of contents.--The table of contents of the 
     Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment 
     Act of 2010 (22 U.S.C. 8501 et seq.) is amended--
       (A) by amending the item relating to title II to read as 
     follows:

 ``TITLE II--RESTRICTIONS BY STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ON INVESTMENT 
                               IN IRAN'';

     and
       (B) by amending the item relating to section 202 to read as 
     follows:

``Sec. 202. Authority of State and local governments to restrict 
              investment activities in Iran.''.

       (d) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall apply to measures adopted by a State or local 
     government on or after the date of the enactment of this Act, 
     except as provided in section 202(j) of the Comprehensive 
     Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010, 
     as amended by this section.
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  SA 61. Mr. KENNEDY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and 
security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of 
funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the 
Syrian people, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

 TITLE___.--AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF FORCE TO DEFEND THE KURDS IN SYRIA

     SEC. ___. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Authorization for Use of 
     Military Force in Defense of the Kurds in Syria Resolution of 
     2019''.

     SEC. ___. AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED 
                   FORCES.

       (a) Authorization.--The President is authorized to use the 
     Armed Forces of the United States as the President determines 
     to be necessary and appropriate in order to defend the Kurds 
     in Syria.
       (b) War Powers Resolution Requirements.--
       (1) Specific statutory authorization.--Consistent with 
     section 8(a)(1) of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 
     1547(a)(1)), Congress declares that this section is intended 
     to constitute specific statutory authorization within the 
     meaning of section 5(b) of the War Powers Resolution (50 
     U.S.C. 1544(b)).
       (2) Applicability of other requirements.--Nothing in this 
     title supersedes any requirements of the War Powers 
     Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1541 et seq.).
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  SA 62. Mr. KAINE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and 
security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of 
funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the 
Syrian people, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       On page 41, beginning on line 6, strike ``or israeli-
     controlled territories''.
       On page 41, beginning on line 12, strike ``from,'' and all 
     that follows through line 15 and insert ``from or prohibit 
     investment of the assets of the State or local government 
     in--''.
       On page 42, line 5, strike ``or Israeli-controlled 
     territories''.
       On page 42, beginning on line 12, strike ``notice--'' and 
     all that follows through line 19 and insert ``notice to each 
     entity to which the measure is to be applied.''.
       On page 43, strike lines 12 through 21.
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  SA 63. Mr. LEE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him 
to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and security 
assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of funds to 
Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act 
of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 26, line 14, insert after ``Syria'' the following: 
     ``for the construction or engineering of military 
     installations or structures intended for a military 
     purpose''.
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  SA 64. Mr. LEE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him 
to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and security 
assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of funds to 
Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act 
of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 42, beginning on line 2, strike ``that is'' and all 
     that follows through ``Government of Israel'' on line 7, and 
     insert the following: ``that penalizes, inflicts economic 
     harm on, or otherwise limits commercial relations with Israel 
     or persons doing business in Israel or Israeli-controlled 
     territories for purposes of coercing political action by the 
     Government of Israel''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 65. Mr. McCONNELL (for himself, Mr. Graham, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Burr, 
Mr. Romney, Ms. Ernst, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Sasse, Mrs. Fischer, 
Mr. Grassley, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Shelby, Mr. Tillis, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. 
Sullivan, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Young, and Mr. Boozman) 
proposed an amendment to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain 
defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the 
appropriation of funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-
Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale 
slaughter of the Syrian people, and for other purposes; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. SENSE OF SENATE ON WITHDRAWALS OF UNITED STATES 
                   FORCES FROM SYRIA AND AFGHANISTAN.

       (a) Findings.--The Senate makes the following findings:
       (1) The foreign terrorist organization al Qaeda, 
     responsible for the attacks of September 11, 2001, maintains 
     a presence in Afghanistan.
       (2) The Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham, better known by 
     its acronym ISIS, flourished in the chaos unleashed by the 
     civil war in Syria and at one point controlled extensive 
     territory in Iraq and Syria.
       (3) Al Qaeda, ISIS, and their affiliates have murdered 
     thousands of innocent civilians.
       (4) Al Qaeda, ISIS, and their affiliates have proven 
     resilient and have regrouped when the United States and its 
     partners have withdrawn from the fight against them.
       (b) Sense of Senate.--The Senate--
       (1) acknowledges that the United States military and our 
     partners have made significant progress in the campaign 
     against al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham 
     (ISIS), and honors the contributions and sacrifice of the 
     members of the United States Armed Forces who have served on 
     the front lines of this fight;
       (2) recognizes the continuing threat to the homeland and 
     our allies posed by al Qaeda

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     and ISIS, which maintain an ability to operate in Syria and 
     Afghanistan;
       (3) expresses concern that Iran has supported the Taliban 
     in Afghanistan and Hizballah and the Assad regime in Syria, 
     and has sought to frustrate diplomatic efforts to resolve 
     conflicts in these two countries;
       (4) recognizes the positive role the United States and its 
     partners have played in Syria and Afghanistan fighting 
     terrorist groups, countering Iranian aggression, deterring 
     the further use of chemical weapons, and protecting human 
     rights;
       (5) warns that a precipitous withdrawal of United States 
     forces from the on-going fight against these groups, without 
     effective, countervailing efforts to secure gains in Syria 
     and Afghanistan, could allow terrorists to regroup, 
     destabilize critical regions, and create vacuums that could 
     be filled by Iran or Russia, to the detriment of United 
     States interests and those of our allies;
       (6) recognizes that al Qaeda and ISIS pose a global threat, 
     which merits increased international contributions to the 
     counterterrorism, diplomatic, and stabilization efforts 
     underway in Syria and Afghanistan;
       (7) recognizes that diplomatic efforts to secure peaceful, 
     negotiated solutions to the conflicts in Syria and 
     Afghanistan are necessary to long-term stability and 
     counterterrorism efforts in the Middle East and South Asia;
       (8) acknowledges the progress made by Special 
     Representative Khalilzad in his efforts to promote 
     reconciliation in Afghanistan;
       (9) calls upon the Administration to conduct a thorough 
     review of the military and diplomatic strategies in Syria and 
     Afghanistan, including an assessment of the risk that 
     withdrawal from those countries could strengthen the power 
     and influence of Russia and Iran in the Middle East and South 
     Asia and undermine diplomatic efforts toward negotiated, 
     peaceful solutions;
       (10) requests that the Administration, as part of this 
     review, solicit the views of Israel, our regional partners, 
     and other key troop-contributing nations in the fight against 
     al Qaeda and ISIS;
       (11) reiterates support for international diplomatic 
     efforts to facilitate peaceful, negotiated resolutions to the 
     on-going conflicts in Syria and Afghanistan on terms that 
     respect the rights of innocent civilians and deny safe havens 
     to terrorists;
       (12) calls upon the Administration to pursue a strategy 
     that sets the conditions for the long-term defeat of al Qaeda 
     and ISIS, as well as the protection of regional partners and 
     allies, while ensuring that Iran cannot dominate the region 
     or threaten Israel;
       (13) encourages close collaboration between the Executive 
     Branch and the Legislative Branch to ensure continuing 
     strong, bipartisan support for United States military 
     operations in Syria and Afghanistan; and
       (14) calls upon the Administration to certify that 
     conditions have been met for the enduring defeat of al Qaeda 
     and ISIS before initiating any significant withdrawal of 
     United States forces from Syria or Afghanistan.
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  SA 66. Mr. TOOMEY (for himself, Mr. Van Hollen, and Mrs. Shaheen) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1, 
to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance 
provisions and to authorize the appropriation of funds to Israel, to 
reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, 
and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 336. REPORT ON UNITED STATES POLICY IN SYRIA.

       (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) The regime of Bashar al Assad has committed gross 
     atrocities against the people of Syria.
       (2) The commission of these atrocities led to the eruption, 
     and continuation, of the Syrian civil war.
       (3) The ensuing conflict has resulted in the death of over 
     400,000 Syrian civilians.
       (4) The Syrian civil war has caused over 5,500,000 Syrians 
     to flee their country as refugees and over 6,000,000 others 
     to be displaced from their homes inside Syria.
       (5) The Assad regime has repeatedly used chemical weapons 
     against its own people.
       (6) In 2011 the Assad regime released from its prisons many 
     of the terrorists who would subsequently lead the Islamic 
     State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
       (7) ISIS has organized, executed, and inspired countless 
     terror attacks throughout the world since its emergence, 
     including in the United States.
       (8) By the end of 2014, ISIS controlled one third of the 
     territory of Syria and one third of the territory of Iraq.
       (9) Since 2014, the United States has led Operation 
     Inherent Resolve, with the help of allies, to degrade and 
     destroy ISIS.
       (10) Approximately 2,000 members of the United States Armed 
     Forces are deployed to Syria under Operation Inherent 
     Resolve.
       (11) The United States and its allies have succeeded in 
     seizing back nearly all the physical territory held by ISIS 
     in 2014.
       (12) Tens of thousands of ISIS terrorists remain in Syria 
     and Iraq despite having lost much of their territorial 
     ``Caliphate''.
       (13) The Islamic State continues to pose a threat to the 
     security of the United States and that of its allies.
       (14) Syrian Kurdish fighters in the People's Protection 
     Units, or YPG, have served as effective and trustworthy 
     allies in the fight against ISIS.
       (15) The Government of Turkey views these Kurdish forces as 
     an enemy and has expressed its intention to destroy them.
       (16) The support of the Russian and Iranian regimes in 
     Syria has been invaluable to the reinforcement of the Assad 
     government.
       (17) Russian-backed forces have directly assaulted United 
     States Armed Forces deployed in Syria on at least one 
     occasion.
       (18) The Government of Iran seeks to entrench its presence 
     in Syria as a means of supporting its terrorist proxies, like 
     Hezbollah and Hamas, and harming its enemies, like Israel.
       (19) Ensuring the existence of Israel, America's most 
     important ally in the Middle East, remains a key United 
     States interest in the region.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the pursuit of a clear, publicly-articulated strategy 
     will guide any withdrawal of United States Armed Forces in 
     Syria;
       (2) such a strategy recognizes that ISIS and al Qaeda 
     terrorists in Syria continue to pose a threat to the United 
     States and its allies;
       (3) such a strategy includes among its objectives the 
     complete degradation and long-term destruction of ISIS;
       (4) such a strategy will seek to prevent the emergence of 
     another terrorist group in Syria capable of threatening the 
     security of the United States once ISIS is defeated;
       (5) such a strategy includes the consideration of and 
     planning for the security interests of the Syrian Kurdish 
     allies of the United States;
       (6) such a strategy recognizes the destabilizing impact of 
     Iran in Syria;
       (7) such a strategy aims to ensure that Iranian-commanded 
     forces in Syria do not benefit from the withdrawal of the 
     United States Armed Forces; and
       (8) such a strategy aims to ensure that the Syrian civil 
     war ends through peaceful, political means.
       (c) Report.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 30 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the President shall submit to 
     Congress a report detailing United States policy in Syria.
       (2) Form.--The report required under paragraph (1) shall be 
     submitted in unclassified form but may contain a classified 
     annex.
       (d) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section may be 
     construed as an authorization for the use of military force 
     in Syria or elsewhere.
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  SA 67. Mr. GRAHAM (for himself and Mr. Menendez) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1, to make 
improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and 
to authorize the appropriation of funds to Israel, to reauthorize the 
United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the 
wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE REPORT ON NET 
                   WORTH AND ASSETS OF CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMAD BIN 
                   SALMAN.

       (a) Report Required.--Not later than 180 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of National 
     Intelligence shall submit to the appropriate congressional 
     committees a detailed report on the personal net worth and 
     assets of the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 
     Mohammad bin Salman.
       (b) Contents.--The report submitted under subsection (a) 
     shall include the following:
       (1) An identification of the most significant senior 
     foreign political figures and members of the royal family in 
     the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as determined by their closeness 
     to Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
       (2) The estimated net worth and known sources of income of 
     Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, his family members, and any 
     individual identified in paragraph (1), including assets, 
     investments, bank accounts, other business interests, and 
     relevant beneficial ownership information.
       (c) Form of Report.--The report required under subsection 
     (a) shall be submitted in an unclassified form but may 
     include a classified annex.
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  SA 68. Mr. INHOFE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and 
security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of 
funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the 
Syrian people, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

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     SEC. ___. SENSE OF SENATE ON FORMAL GRANT BY THE AFRICAN 
                   UNION OF OBSERVER STATUS FOR ISRAEL.

       (a) Findings.--The Senate makes the following findings;
       (1) Israel enjoyed observer status in the predecessor 
     organization to the African Union known as the Organization 
     of African Unity until its dissolution in 2002.
       (2) The late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi blocked Israel 
     from obtaining observer status at the African Union in 2002.
       (3) Israel, in the span of a few decades, has emerged as a 
     developed nation and therefore offers an example of a path to 
     economic progress for developing countries.
       (4) Israel has long been an active and valuable partner to 
     many African nations, cultivating strong numerous bilateral 
     relationships across the continent.
       (b) Sense of Senate.--The Senate--
       (1) encourages heightened cooperation between Israel and 
     African nations, particularly in areas that are significant 
     in progress towards the implementation of the Sustainable 
     Development Goals;
       (2) expects that the granting of observer status to Israel 
     by the African Union will help enable such cooperation to 
     develop between Israel and the African Union; and
       (3) calls for the African Union to immediately accept the 
     petition of Israel for observer status.
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  SA 69. Mr. MENENDEZ (for himself, Mr. Young, Mr. Reed, Mr. Graham, 
Mrs. Shaheen, and Ms. Collins) submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by him to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain 
defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the 
appropriation of funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-
Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale 
slaughter of the Syrian people, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of the bill, add the following:

       TITLE V--SAUDI ARABIA ACCOUNTABILITY AND YEMEN ACT OF 2019

     SEC. 501. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Saudi Arabia 
     Accountability and Yemen Act of 2019''.

     Subtitle A--Peaceful Resolution of the Civil War in Yemen and 
                        Protection of Civilians

     SEC. 511. STATEMENT OF POLICY.

       It is the policy of the United States--
       (1) to support United Nations-led efforts for a 
     comprehensive political settlement that leads to a 
     territorially unified, stable, and independent Yemen;
       (2) to insist on the urgent need for a political solution, 
     consistent with United Nations Security Council Resolution 
     2216 (2015), or any successor United Nations Security Council 
     Resolution demanding an end to violence in Yemen and peaceful 
     resolution of the conflict in that country;
       (3) to reject all statements, policies, or actions 
     advocating for a military solution to the civil war in Yemen;
       (4) to encourage long-standing United States security 
     partners, including the Government of Saudi Arabia and the 
     Government of the United Arab Emirates, to take the lead in 
     confidence-building measures that open space for political 
     dialogue to end the war in Yemen and address the humanitarian 
     crisis; and
       (5) to support the implementation of the agreements reached 
     between the parties to the conflict at Stockholm, Sweden on 
     December 13, 2018, consistent with United Nations Security 
     Council Resolution 2451 (2018).

     SEC. 512. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

       It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) continued direct negotiations between the Government of 
     Saudi Arabia, the internationally-recognized Government of 
     Yemen, and representatives of the Houthi movement (also known 
     as ``Ansar Allah'') are required--
       (A) to reach a political solution;
       (B) to implement the agreements reached between the Saudi-
     led coalition, the internationally recognized Government of 
     Yemen, local Yemeni forces, and Ansar Allah at Stockholm, 
     Sweden on December 13, 2018 (referred to in this subtitle as 
     the ``Stockholm Agreement'');
       (C) to address the suffering of the Yemeni people; and
       (D) to counter efforts by Iran, al Qaeda, and ISIS to 
     exploit instability for their own malign purposes;
       (2) the Government of Saudi Arabia and the Government of 
     the United Arab Emirates bear significant responsibility for 
     the economic stabilization and eventual reconstruction of 
     Yemen; and
       (3) the United States and the international community must 
     continue to support the work of United Nations Special Envoy 
     Martin Griffiths to achieve a political solution to the civil 
     war in Yemen, including by supporting the implementation of 
     the Stockholm Agreement and United Nations Security Council 
     Resolution 2451 (2018).

     SEC. 513. UNITED STATES STRATEGY FOR ENDING THE WAR IN YEMEN.

       (a) Defined Term.--In this subtitle, the term ``appropriate 
     congressional committees'' means--
       (1) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate;
       (2) the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate;
       (3) the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       (4) the Committee on Armed Services of the House of 
     Representatives.
       (b) Strategy.--Not later than 30 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, and every 90 days thereafter until a 
     complete cessation of hostilities in the Yemen civil war, the 
     Secretary of State, the Administrator of the United States 
     Agency for International Development, the Secretary of 
     Defense, and the Director of National Intelligence shall 
     provide a briefing to the appropriate congressional 
     committees on the progress of the United States strategy to 
     end the war in Yemen.
       (c) Elements.--The briefing required under subsection (b) 
     shall include--
       (1) a summary of the United States national security 
     interests threatened by continued civil war and instability 
     in Yemen;
       (2) a description of the steps necessary to end the civil 
     war in Yemen and achieve a territorially unified, stable, and 
     independent Yemen;
       (3) a description of efforts to implement the Stockholm 
     Agreement;
       (4) a description of whether the Saudi-led coalition, the 
     internationally recognized Government of Yemen, local Yemeni 
     forces, and Ansar Allah are taking the necessary steps 
     referred to in paragraphs (2) and (3);
       (5) a description of United States activities to encourage 
     all parties to take the necessary steps referred to in 
     paragraphs (2) and (3);
       (6) an assessment of the threat posed by Al Qaeda and the 
     Islamic State in Yemen to United States national security, 
     including--
       (A) a comprehensive list of all sources of support received 
     by these groups; and
       (B) an assessment regarding whether the activities of Al 
     Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Islamic State in Yemen 
     have expanded or diminished since the beginning of the war in 
     Yemen;
       (7) an explanation of how the United States has used, and 
     plans to use, its military and diplomatic leverage--
       (A) to end the civil war in Yemen; and
       (B) to move the stakeholders in the war toward a political 
     process to end the war;
       (8) an assessment of Iran's activities in Yemen, 
     including--
       (A) a comprehensive summary of all recipients of illicit 
     Iranian support in Yemen; and
       (B) an assessment regarding whether the scope of Iran's 
     influence and activities in Yemen have increased or decreased 
     since the beginning of the war in Yemen;
       (9) a description of Russia's activities in Yemen and an 
     assessment of Russia's objectives for such activities; and
       (10) any other matters relevant to ending the civil war in 
     Yemen.

     SEC. 514. REPORT ON ACCOUNTABILITY FOR VIOLATIONS OF 
                   INTERNATIONAL LAW, INCLUDING WAR CRIMES, AND 
                   OTHER HARM TO CIVILIANS IN YEMEN.

       (a) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) all stakeholders in the conflict in Yemen should end 
     all practices involving arbitrary arrests, enforced 
     disappearances, torture, and other unlawful treatment;
       (2) all stakeholders in the conflict in Yemen should reveal 
     the fate or the location of all persons who have been 
     subjected to enforced disappearance by such stakeholders;
       (3) all persons who remain in custody as a result of the 
     conflict in Yemen should be granted immediate access to their 
     families;
       (4) the locations of all detention facilities run or 
     supervised by members of the Saudi-led coalition should be 
     revealed and brought under the supervision of the Prosecutor 
     General of Yemen;
       (5) independent monitors should be granted access to all 
     places of detention in Yemen;
       (6) all stakeholders to the conflict in Yemen should fully 
     cooperate with the United Nations Panel of Experts on Yemen.
       (b) Report.--Not later than 90 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a 
     report to the appropriate congressional committees that 
     describes the causes and consequences of civilian harm 
     occurring in the armed conflict in Yemen, including war 
     crimes, and gross violations of human rights as a result of 
     the actions of all parties to the conflict.
       (c) Elements.--The report required under subsection (b) 
     shall include--
       (1) a description of civilian harm occurring in the context 
     of the armed conflict in Yemen, including--
       (A) mass casualty incidents; and
       (B) damage to, and destruction of, civilian infrastructure 
     and services, including--
       (i) hospitals and other medical facilities;
       (ii) electrical grids;
       (iii) water systems;
       (iv) ports and port infrastructure; and
       (v) other critical infrastructure;
       (2) violations of the law of armed conflict committed 
     during the war in Yemen by--
       (A) all forces involved in the Saudi-led coalition and all 
     forces fighting on its behalf;
       (B) members of the Houthi movement and all forces fighting 
     on its behalf;
       (C) members of violent extremist organizations; and
       (D) any other combatants in the conflict;
       (3) as examples of violations referred to in paragraph 
     (2)--
       (A) alleged war crimes;
       (B) specific instances of failure by the parties to the 
     conflict to exercise distinction, proportionality, and 
     precaution in the use force in accordance with the law of 
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       (C) arbitrary denials of humanitarian access and the 
     resulting impact on the alleviation of human suffering;
       (D) detention-related abuses;
       (E) the use of child soldiers, including members of the 
     Sudanese paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (previously known 
     as the ``Janjaweed militia''); and
       (F) other acts that may constitute violations of the law of 
     armed conflict; and
       (4) recommendations for establishing accountability 
     mechanisms for the civilian harm, war crimes, other 
     violations of the law of armed conflict, and gross violations 
     of human rights perpetrated by parties to the conflict in 
     Yemen, including--
       (A) the potential for prosecuting individuals perpetrating, 
     organizing, directing, or ordering such violations; and
       (B) establishing condolence payments for the impacted 
     members of the civilian population.
       (d) Form.--The report required under subsection (b) shall 
     be submitted in unclassified form, but may contain a 
     classified annex.

     SEC. 515. SUSPENSION OF ARMS TRANSFERS TO SAUDI ARABIA.

       (a) Restriction.--Except as provided in subsection (b), 
     during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of 
     this Act and ending on September 30, 2020, the United States 
     Government--
       (1) may not sell, transfer, or authorize licenses for 
     export to the Government of Saudi Arabia any item designated 
     under Category III, IV, VII, or VIII on the United States 
     Munitions List pursuant to section 38(a)(1) of the Arms 
     Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778(a)(1)); and
       (2) shall suspend any licenses or other approvals that were 
     issued before the date of the enactment of this Act for the 
     export to the Government of Saudi Arabia of any item 
     designated under Category IV of the United States Munitions 
     List.
       (b) Exception.--The prohibition under subsection (a) shall 
     not apply to sales, transfers, or export licenses relating to 
     ground-based missile defense systems.
       (c) Waiver.--The President may waive the restriction under 
     subsection (a) for items designated under Categories III, 
     VII, and VIII of the United States Munitions List not earlier 
     than 30 days after--
       (1) the Secretary of State, in coordination with the 
     Secretary of Defense, submits a written, unclassified 
     certification to the appropriate congressional committees 
     stating that--
       (A) such waiver is in the national security interests of 
     the United States;
       (B) the Saudi-led coalition, during the 180-day period 
     immediately preceding the date of such certification, has 
     continuously--
       (i) honored a complete cessation of hostilities in the 
     Yemen civil war, including ending all air strikes and all 
     offensive ground operations that are not associated with al 
     Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula or ISIS;
       (ii) fully supported, in statements and actions, the work 
     of United Nations Special Envoy Martin Griffiths to find a 
     political solution to the conflict in Yemen; and
       (iii) abstained from any actions to restrict, delay, or 
     interfere with the delivery of cargo to or within Yemen 
     unless--

       (I) such action was taken exclusively to carry out 
     inspections based on specific intelligence that a cargo 
     shipment contains weapons prohibited under United Nations 
     Security Council Resolution 2216 (2015); and
       (II) the Saudi-led coalition timely submitted any reports 
     required under such Resolution after the conclusion of such 
     action; and

       (C) Ansar Allah or associated forces, during the 180-day 
     period immediately preceding the date of such certification--
       (i) launched missile or unmanned aerial vehicle strikes 
     into Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates;
       (ii) conducted ground incursions into the territory of 
     Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates;
       (iii) accepted weapons, weapons components, funding, or 
     military training from the Islamic Republic of Iran;
       (iv) attacked vessels in the Red Sea; or
       (v) prohibited or otherwise restricted, directly or 
     indirectly, the transport or delivery of humanitarian or 
     commercial shipments to and within Yemen; and
       (2) the Comptroller General of the United States, not later 
     than 45 days after the submission of the certification under 
     paragraph (1), submits a written, unclassified report to the 
     appropriate congressional committees assessing the 
     responsiveness, completeness, and accuracy of such 
     certification.
       (d) Classified Briefing.--If the Secretary of State and the 
     Secretary of Defense determine that Ansar Allah has engaged 
     in any of the actions described in subsection (c)(1)(C), the 
     Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense shall provide 
     a classified briefing to the appropriate congressional 
     committees not later than 10 days after submitting the 
     certification under subsection (c)(1) to provide details to 
     support such determination.

     SEC. 516. PROHIBITION ON IN-FLIGHT REFUELING OF SAUDI 
                   COALITION AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN YEMEN.

       (a) In General.--No Federal funds may be obligated or 
     expended under section 2342 of title 10, United States Code, 
     or under any other applicable statutory authority, to provide 
     in-flight refueling of Saudi or Saudi-led coalition non-
     United States aircraft conducting missions as part of the 
     ongoing civil war in Yemen.
       (b) Report Required.--Not later than 30 days after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, and every 30 days thereafter, 
     the Secretary of Defense shall submit a report to the 
     appropriate congressional committees detailing--
       (1) the expenses incurred by the United States in providing 
     in-flight refueling services for Saudi or Saudi-led coalition 
     non-United States aircraft conducting missions as part of the 
     civil war in Yemen between March 2015 and November 11, 2018; 
     and
       (2) the extent to which the expenses referred to in 
     paragraph (1) have been reimbursed by members of the Saudi-
     led coalition.
       (c) Elements.--The report required under subsection (b) 
     shall include--
       (1) the total expenses incurred by the United States in 
     providing in-flight refueling services, including fuel, 
     flight hours, and other applicable expenses, to Saudi or 
     Saudi-led coalition, non-United States aircraft conducting 
     missions as part of the civil war in Yemen;
       (2) the amount of the expenses described in paragraph (1) 
     that have been reimbursed by each member of the Saudi-led 
     coalition; and
       (3) actions taken by the United States to recoup the 
     unreimbursed expenses described in paragraph (1), including 
     any commitments by members of the Saudi-led coalition to 
     reimburse the United States for such expenses.
       (d) Sunset.--The reporting requirement under subsection (b) 
     shall cease to be effective on the date on which the 
     Secretary of Defense submits written certification to the 
     appropriate congressional committees that all of the expenses 
     incurred by the United State in providing in-flight refueling 
     services for Saudi or Saudi-led coalition non-United States 
     aircraft conducting missions as part of the civil war in 
     Yemen have been reimbursed.

     SEC. 517. IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS WITH RESPECT TO PERSONS 
                   HINDERING HUMANITARIAN ACCESS AND THREATENING 
                   THE PEACE OR STABILITY OF YEMEN.

       (a) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that 
     the President should continue to implement Executive Order 
     13611 (77 Fed. Reg. 29533), relating to blocking property of 
     persons threatening the peace, security, or stability of 
     Yemen.
       (b) Sanctions Authorized.--Not later than 60 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall impose 
     the sanctions described in subsection (c) with respect to 
     each person that the President determines--
       (1)(A) is knowingly blocking access to Yemeni ports, ports 
     of entry, or other facilities used by the United Nations, its 
     specialized agencies and implementing partners, national and 
     international nongovernmental organizations, or any other 
     actors engaged in humanitarian relief activities in Yemen; or
       (B) is otherwise hindering the efforts of such 
     organizations to deliver humanitarian relief, including 
     through diversion of goods and materials intended to provide 
     relief to civilians in Yemen;
       (2)(A) is knowingly threatening the humanitarian actors 
     referred to in paragraph (1)(A); or
       (B) is engaging in acts of violence against such actors in 
     Yemen or across conflict lines and borders;
       (3) is responsible for actions or policies that are 
     intended to undermine--
       (A) the United Nations-led political process to end the 
     conflict in Yemen; or
       (B) efforts to promote stabilization and reconstruction in 
     Yemen;
       (4) is a successor entity to a person referred to in 
     paragraphs (1) through (3);
       (5) owns or controls, or is owned or controlled by, a 
     person referred to in paragraphs (1) through (3);
       (6) is acting for or, on behalf of, a person referred to in 
     paragraphs (1) through (3); or
       (7) has knowingly provided, or attempted to provide, 
     financial, material, technological, or other support for, or 
     goods or services in support of, a person referred to in 
     paragraphs (1) through (3).
       (c) Sanctions Described.--
       (1) In general.--The sanctions described in this subsection 
     are the following:
       (A) Asset blocking.--In accordance with the International 
     Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the 
     President shall block all transactions in all property and 
     interests in property of a person subject to subsection (a) 
     if such property and interests in property--
       (i) are in the United States;
       (ii) are transported into the United States; or
       (iii) are in, or come into, the possession or control of a 
     United States person.
       (B) Aliens ineligible for visas, admission, or parole.--
       (i) Exclusion from the united states.--The Secretary of 
     State shall deny a visa to, and the Secretary of Homeland 
     Security shall exclude from the United States, any alien 
     subject to subsection (b).
       (ii) Current visas revoked.--

       (I) In general.--The issuing consular officer, the 
     Secretary of State, or the Secretary of Homeland Security (or 
     a designee of any such officer or Secretary) shall revoke any 
     visa or other entry documentation issued to an alien subject 
     to subsection (b), regardless of when such visa was issued.
       (II) Effect of revocation.--A revocation under subclause 
     (I) shall take effect immediately and shall automatically 
     cancel any other valid visa or entry documentation that is in 
     the alien's possession.

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       (2) Inapplicability of national emergency requirement.--The 
     requirements under section 202 of the International Emergency 
     Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701) shall not apply for 
     purposes of the imposition of sanctions under this section.
       (3) Penalties.--Any person that violates, attempts to 
     violate, conspires to violate, or causes a violation 
     described in subsection (b), or any regulation, license, or 
     order issued to carry out such paragraph, shall be subject to 
     the penalties set forth in subsections (b) and (c) of section 
     206 of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 
     U.S.C. 1705) to the same extent as a person that commits an 
     unlawful act described in subsection (a) of such section.

     SEC. 518. IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS WITH RESPECT TO PERSONS 
                   SUPPORTING THE HOUTHIS IN YEMEN.

       (a) Determination.--Not later than 30 days after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, the President shall determine 
     if the Houthi movement (also known as ``Ansar Allah'') has 
     engaged meaningfully in United Nations-led efforts for a 
     comprehensive political settlement that leads to a 
     territorially unified, stable, and independent Yemen.
       (b) Sanctions.--If the President is unable to make the 
     determination described in subsection (a), the President 
     shall impose the sanctions described in subsection (c) on any 
     person that the President determines--
       (1) has knowingly assisted, sponsored, provided, or 
     attempted to provide significant financial, material, or 
     technological support for, or goods or services in support 
     of, the Houthis movement in Yemen, its successor entities, 
     entities that own or control, or are owned or controlled by, 
     the Houthi movement, or entities acting for, or on behalf of, 
     the Houthi movement;
       (2) has knowingly engaged in any activity that materially 
     contributes to the supply, sale, or direct or indirect 
     transfer to or from the Houthi movement in Yemen, its 
     successor entities, entities that own or control, or are 
     owned or controlled by, the Houthi movement, or entities 
     acting for or on behalf of the Houthi movement, of any 
     firearms or ammunition, battle tanks, armored vehicles, 
     artillery or mortar systems, aircraft, attack helicopters, 
     warships, missiles or missile systems, or explosive mines of 
     any type (as such terms are defined for the purpose of the 
     United Nations Register of Conventional Arms), ground-to-air 
     missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, or related materiel, 
     including spare parts;
       (3) has knowingly provided any technical training, 
     financial resources or services, advice, other services or 
     assistance related to the supply, sale, transfer, 
     manufacture, maintenance, or use of arms and related materiel 
     described in paragraph (2) to the Houthi movement in Yemen, 
     its successor entities, entities that own or control, or are 
     owned or controlled by, the Houthi movement, or entities 
     acting for or on behalf of the Houthi movement;
       (4) is a successor entity to a person described in 
     paragraph (1), (2), or (3);
       (5) is an entity that owns or controls, or is owned or 
     controlled by, a person described in paragraph (1), (2), or 
     (3); or
       (6) is an entity that is acting for, or on behalf of, a 
     person referred to in paragraph (1), (2), or (3).
       (c) Sanctions Described.--
       (1) In general.--The sanctions described in this subsection 
     are the following:
       (A) Asset blocking.--In accordance with the International 
     Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the 
     President shall block all transactions in property, or 
     interests in property, of a person subject to subsection (b) 
     if such property or interests in property--
       (i) are in the United States;
       (ii) are transported into the United States; or
       (iii) are in, or come into, the possession or control of a 
     United States person.
       (B) Aliens ineligible for visas, admission, or parole.--
       (i) Exclusion from the united states.--The Secretary of 
     State shall deny a visa to, and the Secretary of Homeland 
     Security shall exclude from the United States, any alien 
     subject to subsection (b).
       (ii) Current visas revoked.--

       (I) In general.--The issuing consular officer, the 
     Secretary of State, or the Secretary of Homeland Security (or 
     a designee of any such officer or Secretary) shall revoke any 
     visa or other entry documentation issued to an alien subject 
     to subsection (b), regardless of when such visa was issued.
       (II) Effect of revocation.--A revocation under subclause 
     (I) shall take effect immediately and shall automatically 
     cancel any other valid visa or entry documentation that is in 
     the alien's possession.

       (C) Denial of certain transactions.--Any letter of offer 
     and acceptance, or license to export, any defense article or 
     defense service controlled for export under the Arms Export 
     Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.) or the Export 
     Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.), as 
     continued in force by the International Emergency Economic 
     Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), requested by a person 
     described in subsection (b) shall be denied until the date 
     that is 180 days after the date on which the Secretary of 
     State certifies to Congress that any action by such person 
     described in subsection (b) has ceased.
       (2) Inapplicability of national emergency requirement.--The 
     requirements under section 202 of the International Emergency 
     Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701) shall not apply for 
     purposes of the imposition of sanctions under this section.
       (3) Penalties.--Any person that violates, attempts to 
     violate, conspires to violate, or causes a violation of 
     paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of subsection (b), or any 
     regulation, license, or order issued to carry out such 
     paragraph, shall be subject to the penalties set forth in 
     subsections (b) and (c) of section 206 of the International 
     Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1705) to the same 
     extent as a person that commits an unlawful act described in 
     subsection (a) of such section.
       (d) Exception.--The sanctions described in subsection 
     (c)(1) shall not apply to any act incidental or necessary to 
     the provision of urgently needed humanitarian assistance.

     SEC. 519. GAO REVIEW OF UNITED STATES MILITARY SUPPORT TO 
                   SAUDI-LED COALITION.

       (a) Review.--The Comptroller General of the United States 
     shall conduct a review of the United States military support 
     to the Saudi-led coalition that evaluates--
       (1) the manner and extent to which the United States 
     military provides support to the Saudi-led coalition;
       (2) how the Department of Defense prioritizes aerial 
     refueling capabilities in support of the Saudi-led coalition;
       (3) the manner and extent to which the United States has 
     been reimbursed for aerial refueling support of Saudi-led 
     coalition aircraft;
       (4) whether and how the Department of Defense determines 
     the extent to which its advice and assistance has reduced 
     civilian casualties and damage to civilian infrastructure, 
     including evaluating a differentiation between dynamic and 
     deliberate targeting by the Saudi-led coalition;
       (5) whether and how the Department of Defense determines 
     the efficacy of defensive advice and assistance to the Saudi-
     led coalition, including with respect to ballistic missiles 
     and other threats to the sovereignty of regional partners; 
     and
       (6) the responsiveness, completeness, and accuracy of any 
     certifications submitted pursuant to section 1290 of the John 
     S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2019 (Public Law 115-232).
       (b) Briefing.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the 
     United States shall provide the preliminary results of the 
     review conducted under subsection (a) to the appropriate 
     congressional committees.
       (c) Final Report.--During the briefing required under 
     subsection (b), the Comptroller General shall notify the 
     appropriate congressional committees when a final report 
     summarizing the results of the review conducted under 
     subsection (a) will be submitted to such committees.

     SEC. 520. EMERGENCY PROTECTION FOR YEMENI CULTURAL PROPERTY.

       Section 3 of the Protect and Preserve International 
     Cultural Property Act (Public Law 114-151; 130 Stat. 369) is 
     amended--
       (1) in the section heading, by inserting ``and yemeni'' 
     after ``syrian'';
       (2) in subsection (a), by inserting ``or Yemen'' after 
     ``Syria'' each place such term appears;
       (3) in subsection (b)--
       (A) in paragraph (1)(B)(i), by inserting ``or the 
     Government of Yemen'' after ``Government of Syria'';
       (B) in paragraph (2)(B)--
       (i) by inserting ``or Yemen'' after ``Syria'' each of the 
     first 2 places such term appears; and
       (ii) in clause (ii), by inserting ``or the United States 
     and Yemen, as applicable,'' after ``United States and 
     Syria'';
       (4) in subsection (c), by inserting ``or Yemen'' after 
     ``Syria'' each place such term appears; and
       (5) in subsection (d), by amending paragraph (2) to read as 
     follows:
       ``(2) Archaeological or ethnological material of syria or 
     yemen.--The term `archaeological or ethnological material of 
     Syria or Yemen' means cultural property (as defined in 
     section 302 of the Convention on Cultural Property 
     Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 2601)) that--
       ``(A) is unlawfully removed from Syria on or after March 
     15, 2011; or
       ``(B) is unlawfully removed from Yemen on or after March 
     15, 2015.''.

                Subtitle B--Saudi Arabia Accountability

     SEC. 521. IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS ON PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR 
                   THE DEATH OF JAMAL KHASHOGGI.

       (a) In General.--Section 1263 of the Global Magnitsky Human 
     Rights Accountability Act (22 U.S.C. 2656 note) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), in the matter preceding paragraph 
     (1), by striking ``(b)'' and inserting ``(c)'';
       (2) by redesignating subsections (b) through (j) as 
     subsections (c) through (k), respectively;
       (3) by inserting after subsection (a) the following:
       ``(b) Jamal Khashoggi.--Not later than 30 days after the 
     date of the enactment of the Saudi Arabia Accountability and 
     Yemen Act of 2019, the President shall impose the sanctions 
     described in subsection (c) with respect to any foreign 
     person, including any official of the government of Saudi 
     Arabia or member of the royal family of Saudi Arabia that the 
     President determines, based on credible evidence--
       ``(1) was responsible for, or complicit in, ordering, 
     controlling, or otherwise directing an act or acts 
     contributing to or causing the death of Jamal Khashoggi; or

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       ``(2) has materially assisted, sponsored, or provided 
     financial, material, or technological support for, or goods 
     or services in support of an activity described in paragraph 
     (1).'';
       (4) in subsection (d), as redesignated, in the matter 
     preceding paragraph (1), by inserting ``or (b)'' after 
     ``subsection (a)'';
       (5) in subsection (f), as redesignated, by striking 
     ``subsection (b)(1)'' and inserting ``subsection (c)(1)'';
       (6) in subsection (j), as redesignated, by inserting ``or 
     (b)'' after ``subsection (a)''; and
       (7) in subsection (k), as redesignated, by striking 
     paragraphs (1) and (2) and inserting the following:
       ``(1) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate;
       ``(2) the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 
     of the Senate;
       ``(3) the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of 
     Representatives;
       ``(4) the Committee on Financial Services of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       ``(5) the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of 
     Representatives.''.
       (b) Briefings.--Not later than 15 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, and every 45 days thereafter, the 
     Secretary of State, in conjunction with the Secretary of the 
     Treasury and the Director of National Intelligence, shall 
     provide a briefing to the appropriate congressional 
     committees (as defined in section 1263(k) of the Global 
     Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, as amended by 
     subsection (a)(7)) regarding the implementation of the 
     amendment made by subsection (a)(3).

     SEC. 522. REPORT ON SAUDI ARABIA'S HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD.

       Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, the Secretary of State, in accordance with section 
     502B(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 
     2304(c)), shall submit an unclassified, written report to 
     Congress that--
       (1) includes the information required under such section 
     502B(c);
       (2) describes the extent to which officials of the 
     Government of Saudi Arabia, including members of the military 
     or security services, are responsible for or complicit in 
     gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, 
     including violations of the human rights of journalists, 
     bloggers, and those who support women's rights or religious 
     freedom;
       (3) describes the extent to which the Government of Saudi 
     Arabia--
       (A) has knowingly blocked access to Yemeni ports, ports of 
     entry, or other facilities used by the United Nations, its 
     specialized agencies and implementing partners, national and 
     international nongovernmental organizations, or any other 
     actors engaged in humanitarian relief activities in Yemen;
       (B) has hindered the efforts of the organizations referred 
     to in subparagraph (A) to deliver humanitarian relief, 
     including through diversion of goods and materials intended 
     to provide relief to civilians in Yemen;
       (C) has prohibited or directly or indirectly restricted the 
     transport or delivery of United States humanitarian 
     assistance to Yemen; and
       (D) complied with the Secretary of State's statement on 
     October 30, 2018, related to ``ending the conflict in 
     Yemen''; and
       (4) identifies the percentage by which civilian casualties 
     and deaths, respectively, increased as a result of Saudi 
     coalition air strikes in Yemen between November 2017 and 
     August 2018.

                     Subtitle C--General Provisions

     SEC. 531. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

       Nothing in this title may be construed to limit the 
     authority of the President pursuant to the International 
     Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.).

     SEC. 532. SUNSET.

       This title shall cease to be effective on the date that is 
     5 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.
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  SA 70. Mr. SCHUMER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and 
security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of 
funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the 
Syrian people, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:
       The provisions in this Act shall go into effect 1 day after 
     enactment.
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  SA 71. Mr. SCHUMER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and 
security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of 
funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the 
Syrian people, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       On page 1, line 1, strike ``1 day'' and insert ``2 days''.
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  SA 72. Mr. SCHUMER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and 
security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of 
funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the 
Syrian people, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:
       The provisions in this Act shall go into effect 3 days 
     after enactment.
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  SA 73. Mr. SCHUMER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and 
security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of 
funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the 
Syrian people, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       On page 1, line 1, strike ``3'' and insert ``4''
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  SA 74. Mr. SCHUMER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and 
security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of 
funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the 
Syrian people, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:
       The provisions in this Act shall go into effect 5 days 
     after enactment.
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  SA 75. Mr. SCHUMER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and 
security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of 
funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the 
Syrian people, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       On page 1, line 1, strike ``5'' and insert ``6''.
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  SA 76. Mr. CORNYN (for himself, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Tillis, Ms. Collins, 
and Mrs. Fischer) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him 
to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and security 
assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of funds to 
Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act 
of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. ADDITIONAL SANCTIONS WITH RESPECT TO FOREIGN PERSONS 
                   THAT ARE OFFICIALS, AGENTS, OR AFFILIATES OF, 
                   OR OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY, IRAN'S REVOLUTIONARY 
                   GUARD CORPS.

       (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the 
     ``Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Economic Exclusion Act''.
       (b) Additional Sanctions.--Section 301(a) of the Iran 
     Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (22 
     U.S.C. 8741(a)) is amended--
       (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking 
     ``Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, and as appropriate thereafter,'' and inserting 
     ``Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of 
     the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Economic Exclusion Act, 
     and every 180 days thereafter,'';
       (2) in paragraph (1)--
       (A) by inserting ``, or owned or controlled by,'' after 
     ``affiliates of''; and
       (B) by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (3) in paragraph (2)(B), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; and''; and
       (4) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) identify foreign persons with respect to which there 
     is a reasonable basis to determine that the foreign persons 
     have, directly or indirectly, conducted one or more sensitive 
     transactions or activities described in subsection (c) for or 
     on behalf of a foreign person described in paragraph (1).''.
       (c) Authorization; Priority for Investigation; Reports.--
     Section 301(b) of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human 
     Rights Act of 2012 (22 U.S.C. 8741(b)) is amended to read as 
     follows:
       ``(b) Authorization; Priority for Investigation; Reports.--
       ``(1) Authorization.--In identifying foreign persons 
     pursuant to subsection (a)(1) as owned or controlled by 
     Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the President is authorized 
     to identify foreign persons in which Iran's Revolutionary 
     Guard Corps has an ownership interest of less than 50 
     percent.
       ``(2) Priority for investigation.--In identifying foreign 
     persons pursuant to subsection (a)(1) as officials, agents, 
     or affiliates

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     of, or owned or controlled by, Iran's Revolutionary Guard 
     Corps, the President shall investigate--
       ``(A) foreign persons identified under section 560.304 of 
     title 31, Code of Federal Regulations (relating to the 
     definition of the Government of Iran); and
       ``(B) foreign persons for which there is a reasonable basis 
     to find that the person has conducted or attempted to conduct 
     one or more sensitive transactions or activities described in 
     subsection (c).
       ``(3) Report.--
       ``(A) Determination.--
       ``(i) In general.--The President shall determine whether 
     each foreign person described in clause (ii) is owned or 
     controlled by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps.
       ``(ii) Foreign persons described.--The foreign persons 
     described in this clause are the following:

       ``(I) The Telecommunication Company of Iran.
       ``(II) The Mobile Telecommunication Company of Iran (MTCI).
       ``(III) The Calcimin Public Company.
       ``(IV) The Iran Tractor Manufacturing Company.
       ``(V) The Iran Tractor Motors Manufacturing Company.
       ``(VI) The Iran Zinc Mines Development Company.
       ``(VII) The National Iranian Lead and Zinc Company.
       ``(VIII) The Iran Mineral Products Company.
       ``(IX) Tosee Energy Paivaran Company.

       ``(B) Report.--
       ``(i) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
     the enactment of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps 
     Economic Exclusion Act, the President shall submit to the 
     appropriate congressional committees a report on the 
     determinations made under subparagraph (A) together with the 
     reasons for those determinations.
       ``(ii) Form.--A report submitted under clause (i) shall be 
     submitted in unclassified form but may contain a classified 
     annex.
       ``(4) Additional report.--
       ``(A) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the date 
     of the enactment of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps 
     Economic Exclusion Act, the President shall submit to the 
     appropriate congressional committees a report that includes a 
     detailed list of foreign persons in which there is a 
     reasonable basis to determine that Iran's Revolutionary Guard 
     Corps has an ownership interest of not less than 33 percent.
       ``(B) Form.--The report required under subparagraph (A) 
     shall be submitted in unclassified form but may contain a 
     classified annex.''.
       (d) Sensitive Transactions and Activities Described.--
     Section 301(c) of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human 
     Rights Act of 2012 (22 U.S.C. 8741(c)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1)--
       (A) by striking ``$1,000,000'' and inserting ``$500,000''; 
     and
       (B) by inserting ``Iranian financial institution or'' after 
     ``involving a'';
       (2) by redesignating paragraphs (3), (4), and (5) as 
     paragraphs (6), (7), and (8), respectively; and
       (3) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new 
     paragraphs:
       ``(3) a transaction to provide material support for an 
     organization designated as a foreign terrorist organization 
     under section 219(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
     (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)) or support for an act of international 
     terrorism (as defined in section 14 of the Iran Sanctions Act 
     of 1996 (Public Law 104-172; 50 U.S.C. 1701 note));
       ``(4) a transaction to provide material support to a 
     foreign person whose property and interests in property have 
     been blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 (50 U.S.C. 
     1701 note; relating to blocking property and prohibiting 
     transactions with persons who commit, threaten to commit, or 
     support terrorism);
       ``(5) a transaction to provide material support for--
       ``(A) the Government of Syria or any agency or 
     instrumentality thereof; or
       ``(B) any entity owned or controlled by the Government of 
     Syria, including for purposes of post-conflict 
     reconstruction;''.
       (e) Waiver of Imposition of Sanctions.--Section 301(e) of 
     the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 
     (22 U.S.C. 8741(e)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1)--
       (A) by striking ``(A) determines'' and inserting ``(A)(i) 
     determines'';
       (B) by striking ``(B) submits'' and inserting ``(ii) 
     submits'';
       (C) by striking ``(i) identifies'' and inserting ``(I) 
     identifies'';
       (D) by striking ``(ii) sets'' and inserting ``(II) sets'';
       (E) by striking the period at the end and inserting ``; 
     and''; and
       (F) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) with respect to a foreign person identified under 
     subsection (a)(3) by reason of having conducted or attempted 
     to conduct one or more sensitive transactions or activities 
     described in subsection (c)(5), also certifies to the 
     appropriate congressional committees that Iran's 
     Revolutionary Guard Corps is significantly decreasing 
     provision of direct or indirect material support to the 
     Government of Syria or Hezbollah's operations in Syria.''; 
     and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by striking ``paragraph (1)(B)'' and 
     inserting ``paragraph (1)(A)(ii)''.
       (f) Regulations, Implementation, Penalties, and 
     Definitions.--Section 301 of the Iran Threat Reduction and 
     Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (22 U.S.C. 8741) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsection (f) as subsection (h); and
       (2) by inserting after subsection (e) the following new 
     subsection:
       ``(f) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Foreign person.--The term `foreign person' means--
       ``(A) an individual who is not a United States person;
       ``(B) a corporation, partnership, or other nongovernmental 
     entity that is not a United States person; or
       ``(C) any representative, agent, or instrumentality of, or 
     an individual working on behalf of, a foreign government.
       ``(2) Iran's revolutionary guard corps.--The term `Iran's 
     Revolutionary Guard Corps' includes any senior foreign 
     political figure (as defined in section 1010.605 of title 31, 
     Code of Federal Regulations) of Iran's Revolutionary Guard 
     Corps.''.
       (g) Conforming and Clerical Amendments.--The Iran Threat 
     Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (22 U.S.C. 8701 
     et seq.) is amended--
       (1) by striking the heading of section 301 and inserting 
     the following:

     ``SEC. 301. IDENTIFICATION OF, AND IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS 
                   WITH RESPECT TO, FOREIGN PERSONS THAT ARE 
                   OFFICIALS, AGENTS, OR AFFILIATES OF, OR OWNED 
                   OR CONTROLLED BY, IRAN'S REVOLUTIONARY GUARD 
                   CORPS.'';

     and
       (2) in the table of contents, by striking the item relating 
     to section 301 and inserting the following:

``Sec. 301. Identification of, and imposition of sanctions with respect 
              to, foreign persons that are officials, agents, or 
              affiliates of, or owned or controlled by, Iran's 
              Revolutionary Guard Corps.''.

       (h) Exception Relating to Importation of Goods.--
       (1) In general.--The amendments made by this section shall 
     not include the authority to impose sanctions on the 
     importation of goods.
       (2) Good defined.--In this subsection, the term ``good'' 
     means any article, natural or man-made substance, material, 
     supply or manufactured product, including inspection and test 
     equipment, and excluding technical data.
       (i) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act and 
     apply with respect to conduct described in section 301(a) of 
     the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012, 
     as amended by this section, engaged in on or after such date 
     of enactment.

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  SA 77. Mr. PETERS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and 
security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of 
funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the 
Syrian people, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       On page 43, beginning on line 13, strike ``that a 
     prospective contractor'' and insert ``only in the case of a 
     prospective contractor with 50 or more employees, that the 
     prospective contractor''.
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  SA 78. Mr. BOOKER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and 
security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of 
funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the 
Syrian people, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       On page 42, between lines 10 and 11, insert the following:
       (1) Exclusion of sole proprietorships.--The State or local 
     government measure shall not apply to any sole 
     proprietorship.
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  SA 79. Mr. KENNEDY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and 
security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of 
funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the 
Syrian people, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

 TITLE __--PROMOTION OF PEACE AND SECURITY FOR KURDISH ALLIES IN SYRIA

     SEC. __. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Promotion of Peace and 
     Security Act''.

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     SEC. ___. AUTHORIZATION.

       (a) Authorization.--The President is hereby authorized to 
     undertake military assistance and use of armed forces, if the 
     President determines it necessary and appropriate, to defend 
     the Kurds in Syria against armed aggression from any country 
     or terrorist organization.
       (b) War Powers Resolution Requirements.--
       (1) Specific statutory authorization.--Consistent with 
     section 8(a)(1) of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 
     1547(a)(1)), Congress declares that this section is intended 
     to constitute specific statutory authorization within the 
     meaning of section 5(b) of the War Powers Resolution (50 
     U.S.C. 1544(b)).
       (2) Applicability of other requirements.--Nothing in this 
     title supersedes any requirements of the War Powers 
     Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1541 et seq.).
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  SA 80. Mr. SULLIVAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and 
security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of 
funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense 
Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the 
Syrian people, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

                      TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS

     SEC. 501. SENSE OF THE SENATE CONDEMNING THE GOVERNMENT OF 
                   IRAN FOR ITS SUPPORT OF MILITANT GROUPS THAT 
                   THREATEN THE SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES AND 
                   ITS ALLIES AND STRATEGIC PARTNERS.

       (a) Findings.--The Senate makes the following findings:
       (1) ) The goals of the Government of Iran are to expand its 
     regional influence by military means and by destabilizing its 
     neighbors by all means.
       (2) Since 1979, the Iranian regime has engaged in various 
     destabilizing activities that undermine the national security 
     of the United States and its regional allies and partners.
       (3) The Government of Iran does this by providing a wide 
     range of support to militant groups and by increasing its 
     nuclear and conventional capability.
       (4) The Department of State has designated Iran as a state 
     sponsor of terrorism since 1984 and has characterized Iran as 
     the ``most active state sponsor of terrorism'' in the world.
       (5) Iranian leadership has repeatedly called for the 
     destruction of the United States and Israel.
       (6) According to the Department of State's Country Reports 
     on Terrorism, Iran has armed Hizballah, Hamas and other 
     terrorist organizations, providing hundreds of millions of 
     dollars in support, and training thousands of their fighters.
       (7) Weapons supplied by the Government of Iran have 
     targeted United States citizens, most notably the Iranian-
     supplied Explosively Formed Projectiles, the most deadly and 
     sophisticated Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on the 
     battlefield, which have killed and injured thousands of 
     members of the United States Armed Forces in Iraq.
       (8) Thwarting Iran's hegemonic ambitions in the region 
     brings long-term peace and stability, which thereby promotes 
     the security of the United States and our partners.
       (b) Sense of the Senate.--It is the sense of the Senate 
     that--
       (1) the United States Government should reaffirm its 
     commitment not to equip the Government of Iran with the 
     material and strategic means to further finance or expand 
     acts of terrorism; and
       (2) the United States Government should reaffirm its 
     commitment to encourage global and regional security in the 
     Middle East by strongly supporting allies and strategic 
     partners.

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