Bills 113s1679is - RD 180

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Bills 113s1679is - RD 180

  1. 1. II 113TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION S. 1679 To require a study on the Russian RD–180 rocket engine. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES NOVEMBER 12, 2013 Mr. TOOMEY introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services A BILL To require a study on the Russian RD–180 rocket engine. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,2 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.3 This Act may be cited as the ‘‘National Security4 Rocket Engine Study Act of 2013’’.5 SEC. 2. REPORT ON RUSSIAN RD–180 ROCKET ENGINE.6 (a) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 180 days after the7 date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense8 shall submit to the congressional defense committees a re-9 port on the Russian RD–180 rocket engine.10 (b) ELEMENTS.—The report required under sub-11 section (a) shall include the following elements:12 VerDate Mar 15 2010 00:47 Nov 13, 2013 Jkt 039200 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:BILLSS1679.IS S1679 tjamesonDSK6SPTVN1PRODwithBILLS
  2. 2. 2 •S 1679 IS (1) An assessment of the feasibility of manufac-1 turing an alternative rocket engine in the United2 States.3 (2) An estimate of the cost of manufacturing an4 alternative rocket engine in the United States, in-5 cluding any cost savings that manufacturing a do-6 mestic alternative provides compared to the cost of7 buying Russian engines over the life of the Evolved8 Expendable Launch Vehicle program.9 (3) A description of policy benefits and policy10 concerns related to where the rocket engine is manu-11 factured.12 (c) COMPTROLLER GENERAL REVIEW.—The Comp-13 troller General shall review the report submitted under14 subsection (a) and submit the results of its study to the15 congressional defense committees.16 Æ VerDate Mar 15 2010 00:47 Nov 13, 2013 Jkt 039200 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6301 E:BILLSS1679.IS S1679 tjamesonDSK6SPTVN1PRODwithBILLS

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