Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) is petitioning the leaders of the defense authorization bill’s conference to extract satellites and their related items from the U.S. Munitions List. Bennet’s letter to Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), the leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee, cites a report from the State and Defense Departments released earlier this year. Satellite export controls provide “no noticeable benefit to national security” while placing “the U.S. ...
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