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      House Committee on Foreign Affairs
    IntroducedFebruary 14th, 2013

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Title

Protecting Americans Abroad Act

Official Title

To amend the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 to allow the Department of State to use a best-value contracting method in awarding local guard or protective service contracts in high risk areas abroad under the diplomatic security program.

Summary

Protecting Americans Abroad Act - Amends the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 to allow the Department of State to use a best-value contracting method in awarding local guard or protective service contracts in high risk areas abroad under the diplomatic security program.
    "We have both a moral imperative and national security incentive to protect our diplomats serving this nation overseas,” said Rep. Frankel. “This bipartisan bill provides the State Department the tools and flexibility necessary to hire the appropriate security staff to keep our men and women representing the United States abroad safe from those who wish us harm."
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