110-H.AMDT.189 to 110-H.R.1585

Amendment requires the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress a report on the current operational status of the airfield located in Abeche, Chad and recommendations for upgrades to the Abeche airfield to support enhanced operations and a large increase in air traffic, including a cost-estimate for such upgrades.

H.AMDT.189(A007)
Amends: H.R.1585
Sponsor: Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2](offered 5/16/2007)

AMENDMENT DESCRIPTION:
Amendment requires the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress a report on the current operational status of the airfield located in Abeche, Chad and recommendations for upgrades to the Abeche airfield to support enhanced operations and a large increase in air traffic, including a cost-estimate for such upgrades.

AMENDMENT PURPOSE:
An amendment numbered 38 printed in House Report 110-151 to express the Sense of Congress that the U.S. and the Government of Chad should upgrade the Abeche Airfield in Chad in order to support potential NATO operations, facilitate a future U.N. deployment to Chad and the Darfur region of Sudan and to support humanitarian operations. Also requests the Pentagon study what specific airfield improvements should be made and report to Congress.

STATUS:

    5/16/2007 7:04pm:
    Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Israel. (consideration: CR H5254-5255; text: CR H5254)
    5/16/2007 7:18pm:
    On agreeing to the Israel amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

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