Legislation Proposed to Replenish Weapons Stockpile

Securing American ARMS Act would facilitate the replacement of equipment sent as military aid.

A group of 15 bipartisan senators proposed legislation this week that would allow the Defense Department to quickly backfill some of the U.S. weapons stockpile without requiring Congressional approval. The Securing American ARMS Act would allow the Pentagon to replace weapons sent to friendly nations by awarding non-competitive contracts to arms manufacturers. They would then be required to notify Congress within one week of issuing the contracts.

“When providing aid to allies under attack, we must ensure we can quickly replenish our own stockpiles in the process,” Senator John Cornyn of Texas said as he introduced the Securing American ARMS Act. “This legislation would authorize faster procurement of weapons and combat articles so helping our allies and partners doesn’t diminish our ability to protect ourselves.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senator Cornyn and the other senators who have proposed the legislation to replenish the U.S. military stockpile.
  • For wisdom for the members of the Senate as they debate and vote on the bill.
  • For discernment for representatives of the House as they consider the dwindling weaponry as the U.S. continues to send military aid internationally.

Sources: Reuters, King.Senate.gov


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