Collins Legislation Passes House

December 13, 2013

Legislation authored by 9th District Representative Doug Collins passes the U.S. House.

House Resolution 1992, which is known as The Israel Qualitative Military Edge Enhancement Act, was introduced by Collins, who is the Vice Chair of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee.

Collins said that the legislation increases accountability and transparency in government as it pertains to the relationship between Israel and the United States.

According to Collins, current law supports the American-Israeli relationship by requiring the President to submit a report on the status of weapons systems sold to countries in the Middle East every four years.

House Resolution 1992 would require a report every two years if it passed.

Additionally, the measure would broaden the definition of Qualitative Military Edge to take into account the impact of cyber warfare on Israeli defense.

House Resolution 1992 passed the House with a vote of 399-0. 

After passage, Congressman Collins said America’s support for Israel should be strong and responsive to the changing threats facing our strongest Middle Eastern ally, adding that, Congress must demonstrate its unwavering commitment to a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.

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