This bill would extend the country of Jordan’s eligibility for streamlined defense sales until December 31, 2022 that was first granted by the U.S.-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015. It would also express the sense of Congress that the U.S. and Jordan should negotiate a new Memorandum of Understanding through FY2022 to enhance Jordan’s military capacity and local economy. The president is authorized to establish and operate an enterprise fund to provide the assistance, which would terminate upon liquidation or December 31, 2022 — whichever comes first.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Foreign Relations
- senate Committees
- The house Passed February 5th, 2018Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Foreign AffairsMiddle East, North Africa, and International TerrorismIntroducedMay 24th, 2017
- house Committees
What is House Bill H.R. 2646?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 2646
In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) introduced this bill to extend defense cooperation between the U.S. and Jordan:
“On the front lines in the fight against terror and other regional crises, Jordan is one of our closest and most important partners in the Middle East. A key contributor to the anti-ISIS coalition, Jordan has also taken in over one million refugees from Syria and other neighboring countries, putting a significant strain on the kingdom’s economy, public services, infrastructure, and social cohesion. At a time when the U.S. needs Jordan’s support and influence in the Middle East more than ever, my bill aims to shore up our ally’s military capacity to ensure a stable and secure Jordan that is capable of advancing our mutual priorities and interests.”
- Sponsoring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Press Release
- CBO Cost Estimate
- Sunshine State News
Summary by Eric Revell(Photo Credit: U.S. Marine Corps - Cpl. Lauren Falk / Public Domain)