The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) late June 26 rejected a proposal by the House International Relations Committee (HIRC) aimed at making it easier for U.S. firms to export commercial communications satellites. HASC Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said he objected to the measure because it would nullify laws designed to ensure national security concerns are considered during the licensing process for satellite exports. The proposal, approved by the HIRC in May as part of ...

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