|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:||CONTACT: CHRISTI HARLAN|
|Friday, February 2, 2001||202-224-0894|
Sen. Phil Gramm, chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, has announced a full committee hearing on establishing an effective modern framework for export controls. It will be the first of two committee hearings this month in preparation for committee action on S.149, The Export Administration Act of 2001, which would provide the legal framework for the executive branch to implement export controls on non-military items for both national security and foreign policy reasons. S.149 was introduced January 23.
"We must establish an effective framework for export controls that enhances our national security while removing unnecessary barriers to trade," Gramm said. "The old system is a remnant of the Cold War that fails to protect our national interests while at the same time harming our trading interests. We need a solution that enhances both our security and our international commerce. We have until August 20, when the existing export control law expires, to put a solution on President Bush's desk, and we are going to roll up our sleeves, get to work, and get it done."
Establishing an Effective, Modern Framework for Export Controls
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2001
Room 538, Dirksen Senate Building
Mr. Dan Hoydysh
Co-Chair, Computer Coalition for Responsible Exports
Director, Unisys Corporation
Dr. Paul Freedenberg
Government Relations Director
Association for Manufacturing Technology
Dr. Richard T. Cupitt
Center for International Trade and Security, University of Georgia
A representative for AeA, formerly known as the American Electronics Association