Efforts to ease export restrictions on U.S. satellites suffered a double blow last week during the House's consideration of a foreign relations authorization bill. By a 219-207 vote, the House defeated an amendment by Reps. Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.) and Doug Bereuter (R-Neb.) that would allow exporters of commercial communication satellites to share marketing information with prospective customers in NATO countries, Japan, Australia and New Zealand without getting a license. Tauscher ...

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