House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act

December 14, 2017

The House Foreign Affairs Committee passed yesterday the “H.R. 2646 United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act,” reauthorizing “H.R.907” of  2015, which enhances military cooperation between the United States and Jordan in the face of continued regional turmoil and the fight against terrorism and extremism.
 
“The United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act is a testament to the strong strategic partnership between our two countries.  Today’s markup builds on this robust relationship and allows us to pursue our common vision for peace and stability in the region.  Furthermore, this resolution reaffirms the importance of authorizing a new and expanded assistance package that would efficiently address Jordan’s economic needs, including job creation and supporting entrepreneurship and small businesses to achieve sustainable growth and development.  Therefore, it is with profound thanks and deep appreciation to Chair Emeritus Ileana Ros-Lethtinen, Chairman Ed Royce, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Congressman Ted Deutch, Congressman Adam Schiff, and Congresswoman Kay Granger, and members of the US Congress for their continued support of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan over the years.” – Ambassador Dina Kawar
 
 
To read the full text of the bill, please click here.
 
 
Jordan Information Bureau
December 14, 2017