Israel Qme Enhancement Actby Representative Scott Perry
Posted on 2013-12-11
PERRY. Mr. Speaker, given the geopolitical history of the region,
the U.S. fully understands Israel's need to be better armed than its
Potentially threatening Arab countries surrounding Israel have superior numbers, which is the reason why Israel needs to maintain a qualitative edge.
As Iran creeps ever closer to obtaining a nuclear weapon, this qualitative edge has become all the more important As our closest ally in the region, we should do all we can to prevent Israel from being put in harm's way.
I believe the legislation before us today does precisely that and I thank the gentleman from Georgia and my colleague on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Mr. Collins, for authoring this bill.
This legislation improves our policy of ensuring Israel's safety by better reflecting the security environment of its potential adversaries.
Israel is mostly attacked by unconventional weapons and those weapons should be considered into the QME.
As cyber-attacks are increasingly being used as a means of warfare, Israel needs to maintain a competitive edge, while countries such as Iran attempt to increase their cyber capabilities.
The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Fortenberry). 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. 1992, as amended.
The question was taken.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. In the opinion of the Chair, two-thirds being in the affirmative, the ayes have it.