This bill was introduced less than 2 weeks after U.S. secy. of state Kerry and Jordanian FM Nasser Judeh signed (2/3/12) a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) committing the U.S. to increase its annual aid to Jordan from $660 m. to $1 b. for 2015–17. To counter what is described as the growing threat posed by ISIS and alleviate the pressure on the Jordanian government caused by the Syrian refugee crisis, the bill would authorize the MoU, express support for ‘expeditious consideration’ of Jordanian requests for particular defense equipment, and add Jordan to the list of countries eligible for expedited arms sales, licensing agreements, and technical assistance.
13 cosponsors (7R, 6D).
See also: the Senate’s version of this bill, S. 1789 of 7/16/15.
Last major action: 2/18/16 Signed into law by the president. (7/7/15 passed in House by voice vote)