|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:||CONTACT: CHRISTI HARLAN|
|Friday, March 16, 2001||202-224-0894|
Sen. Phil Gramm, chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, has announced that the committee will meet at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 22, to conduct a mark-up of S.149, The Export Administration Act of 2001. The mark-up was originally scheduled for March 15.
The bill, introduced January 23, 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. The current export control authority expires on August 20.
Hearings were held on the Export Administration Act on February 7 and February 14; statements from witnesses and senators can be found under "Hearings" on the Banking Committee's web site at http://banking.senate.gov. A summary of S.149 can be found under "Documents" on the web site.
Mark-up of S.149, the Export Administration Act of 2001
10:00 a.m. March 22, 2001
Room 538, Dirksen Senate Building