Authority to Extend the United States-Republic of Korea Nuclear Cooperation Agreementby Representative Adam Kinzinger
Posted on 2013-09-17
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Mr. KINZINGER of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Chairman
Royce for his leadership on this very important piece of legislation.
For 60 years, the alliance between the United States and the Republic
of Korea has brought stability, security and prosperity to the Korean
Peninsula and Asia-Pacific region. Most recently, the U.S.-Korean Free
Trade Agreement has demonstrated our mutual commitment of shared future
economic growth and prosperity.
I rise in strong support of this bill as it is critically important to extend the current U.S.-South Korea civilian nuclear energy cooperation agreement for two years. While substantial progress has been made by the negotiators, more time is needed to properly complete a new agreement that recognizes both our countries' status as global leaders of nuclear energy. Swift passage of this 2-year extension will give both countries the confidence that cooperation between our two countries will continue smoothly.
I urge all my colleagues to support H.R. 2449.