This bill would authorize the president to spend $200 m. on joint research, development, and testing with Israel to create an anti-tunnel defense system to detect, map, and destroy any tunnels leading from the Gaza Strip into Israel or Egypt. Congress would only disburse funding if the president could certify that Israel would fund the project partially, share related intellectual property, and had agreed to an MoU on joint anti-tunnel activities with the U.S. Furthermore, the administration would be required to submit quarterly reports to Congress on any joint efforts, including the volume of funds Israel had spent on the program.
9 cosponsors (5D, 4R).
See also: H.R. 1735 of 4/13/15 and *S. 1356 of 5/14/15.
Last major action: 8/13/15 referred to House Subcomm. on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.