H.R. 6649: H.R. 6649, Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2012

H.R. 6649

H.R. 6649, Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2012

Sponsor
Sen. Bernard Sanders

Date
December 31, 2012 (112th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On 2012, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 6649, the Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2012 under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. 

Bill Summary

H.R. 6649, the Naval Vessel Transfer Act, would provide for transfer by grant two Oliver Hazard class guided missile frigates each to Mexico, Thailand, and Turkey; and would transfer by sale four Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigates to Taiwan.

Background

First used by the United States Navy in 1977, the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate was originally designed to serve as open-ocean anti-aircraft and anti-submarine warfare guided-missile warship.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate for H.R. 6649 was not available.