September 6, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 2692 proposed by Senator Leahy for Senator Obama.
September 6, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 2692 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
Full Text of this Amendment
On page 410, between lines 15 and 16, insert the following:
COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR THREAT REDUCTION AND SECURITY PLAN
Sec. 699B. (a) Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall submit to Congress a comprehensive nuclear threat reduction and security plan, in classified and unclassified forms--
(1) for ensuring that all nuclear weapons and weapons-usable material at vulnerable sites are secure by 2012 against the threats that terrorists have shown they can pose; and
(2) for working with other countries to ensure adequate accounting and security for such materials on an ongoing basis thereafter.
(b) For each element of the accounting and security effort described under subsection (a)(2), the plan shall--
(1) clearly designate agency and departmental responsibility and accountability;
(2) specify program goals, with metrics for measuring progress, estimated schedules, and specified milestones to be achieved;
(3) provide estimates of the program budget requirements and resources to meet the goals for each year;
(4) provide the strategy for diplomacy and related tools and authority to accomplish the program element;
(5) provide a strategy for expanding the financial support and other assistance provided by other countries, particularly Russia, the European Union and its member states, China, and Japan, for the purposes of securing nuclear weapons and weapons-usable material worldwide;
(6) outline the progress in and impediments to securing agreement from all countries that possess nuclear weapons or weapons-usable material on a set of global nuclear security standards, consistent with their obligation to comply with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540;
(7) describe the steps required to overcome impediments that have been identified; and
(8) describe global efforts to promulgate best practices for securing nuclear materials.
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Sep 6, 2007.)