Authority to Extend the United States-Republic of Korea Nuclear Cooperation Agreementby Representative Trent Franks
Posted on 2013-09-17
FRANKS of Arizona. Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to support
H.R. 2449, thereby building upon the already strong relationship
between the United States and South Korea by extending the current
U.S.-Korea Civil Nuclear Agreement for another two years.
Mr. Speaker, Korea and the United States have a long and storied alliance stretching back sixty years, with many shared political and cultural values. Our current nuclear agreement is set to expire in 2014. Extending it is a mutually beneficial proposition, as past nuclear agreements with Korea have demonstrated. South Korea is one of the largest consumers of nuclear energy in the world, and U.S. companies export billions of dollars worth of equipment to Korea each year, while Korea uses nuclear power to increase its own energy independence. H.R. 2449 represents a new chapter in energy partnership between the U.S. and Korea and I look forward to its passage.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the motion offered by the gentleman from California (Mr. Royce) that the House suspend the rules and pass the bill, H.R. 2449.
The question was taken.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. In the opinion of the Chair, two-thirds being in the affirmative, the ayes have it.