TEXT OF AMENDMENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 21
(Senate - February 04, 2019)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 101. Mr. PAUL 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 A of title I, add the following:

     SEC. 119. REDUCING FOREIGN AID TO OFFSET INCREASED ASSISTANCE 
                   FOR ISRAEL.

       (a) In General.--Notwithstanding the Foreign Assistance Act 
     of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.) and section 23 of the Arms 
     Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2763), the United States 
     Government may not provide any financial assistance during 
     the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act 
     and ending on September 30, 2028, to any of the following 
     countries:
       (1) Afghanistan.
       (2) Bangladesh.
       (3) Iraq.
       (4) Libya.
       (5) Pakistan.
       (6) Saudi Arabia.
       (7) Somalia.
       (8) Syria.
       (9) Turkey.
       (10) Yemen.
       (b) Global Economic Development.--Notwithstanding any other 
     provision of law, the Secretary of State and the 
     Administrator of the United States Agency for International 
     Development may not provide any economic development 
     assistance in any country during the period beginning on the 
     date of the enactment of this Act and ending on September 30, 
     2028.
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  SA 102. Mr. PAUL (for himself, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Leahy, Mr. 
Sanders, and Ms. Warren) 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:

       Strike title IV.
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  SA 103. 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:

       At the end of section 402, insert the following:
       (i) Exceptions to Authority to Adopt and Enforce Measures 
     Restricting Contracting.--The authority under subsection (a) 
     for a State or local government to adopt and enforce measures 
     to restrict contracting with certain entities does not apply 
     to the following:
       (1) A contract with an entity that has 10 or fewer 
     employees.
       (2) A contract with a value not exceeding $100,000.
       (3) A contract with a sole proprietorship.
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  SA 104. Mr. CRUZ 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 13, line 12, strike the period and insert ``, 
     including initiatives aimed at--
       (1) commercialization and economic development of low-Earth 
     orbit, including for the production of manufactured goods;
       (2) construction of permanent human habitation off planet 
     Earth
       (3) extension of the reach of humanity into CIS-lunar 
     space, including exploration of the Moon, Mars, and beyond;
       (4) participation of Israel, as appropriate, in crewed 
     missions involving the International Space Station (ISS) and 
     in other space exploration missions under the leadership of 
     the United States; and
       (5) development of partnerships between nongovernmental 
     organizations and companies, the Administration, and the 
     Israel Space Agency for human space exploration.
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  SA 105. Mr. CRUZ 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:

       Beginning in section 121, strike subsection (b) and all 
     that follows through section 122 and insert the following:
       (b) Continuing Cooperation.--The Administrator of the 
     National Aeronautics and Space Administration shall continue 
     to work with the Israel Space Agency to identify and 
     cooperatively pursue peaceful space exploration and science 
     initiatives in areas of mutual interest, taking all 
     appropriate measures to protect sensitive information, 
     intellectual property, trade secrets, and economic interests 
     of the United States, including through joint projects in 
     Israel and Israeli-controlled territories to be funded 
     through the United States-Israel Binational Science 
     Foundation, the United States-Israel Binational Industrial 
     Research and Development Foundation, and the Israel-United 
     States Binational Industrial Research and Development 
     Foundation.

     SEC. 122. UNITED STATES-ISRAEL ENHANCED PARTNERSHIP FOR 
                   DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION IN DEVELOPING 
                   COUNTRIES.

       (a) Statement of Policy.--It should be the policy of the 
     United States to partner with Israel in order to advance 
     common goals across a wide variety of sectors, including 
     energy, agriculture and food security, democracy, human 
     rights and governance, economic growth and trade, education, 
     environment, global health, and water and sanitation, 
     including through joint projects in Israel and Israeli-
     controlled territories to be funded through the United 
     States-Israel Binational Science Foundation, the United 
     States-Israel Binational Industrial Research and Development 
     Foundation, and the Israel-United States Binational 
     Industrial Research and Development Foundation.
       (b) Memorandum of Understanding.--The Secretary of State, 
     acting through the Administrator of the United States Agency 
     for International Development in accordance with established 
     procedures, is authorized to enter into memoranda of 
     understanding with Israel in order to enhance coordination on 
     advancing common goals on energy, agriculture and food 
     security, democracy, human rights and governance, economic 
     growth and trade, education, environment, global health, and 
     water and sanitation, including through joint projects in 
     Israel and Israeli-controlled territories to be funded 
     through the United States-Israel Binational Science 
     Foundation, the United States-Israel Binational Industrial 
     Research and Development Foundation, and the Israel-United 
     States Binational Industrial Research and Development 
     Foundation, with a focus on strengthening mutual ties and 
     cooperation with nations throughout the world.
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  SA 106. 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:

     SEC. ___. BRIEFING ON STRATEGY TO MITIGATE ADVERSE 
                   CONSEQUENCES OF UNITED STATES WITHDRAWAL FROM 
                   SYRIA ON THE SAFETY OF UNITED STATES ALLIES IN 
                   SYRIA.

       (a) Briefing Required.--Not later than 180 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall brief 
     the appropriate committees of Congress on the strategy 
     developed by the President to mitigate potential adverse 
     consequences of a United States withdrawal from Syria on the 
     safety of religious and ethnic groups in Syria that are 
     allied with the United States, including any humanitarian 
     assistance to be provided in connection with the strategy.
       (b) Considerations in Preparation of Strategy.--In 
     preparing the strategy described in subsection (a), the 
     President may consider credible data obtained by other 
     countries and nongovernmental organizations, including 
     organizations operating in Syria, on the matters covered by 
     the strategy.
       (c) Appropriate Committees of Congress Defined.--In this 
     section, the term ``appropriate congressional committees'' 
     means--
       (1) the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on 
     Appropriations of the Senate; and
       (2) the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives.

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