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Associations Urge Change in Export Control Treatment of Satellites

Comments to the Senate Committee on Armed Services from the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) express our strong support for the Safeguarding United States Satellite Leadership and Security Act of 2012 (S. 3211), a bill which addresses export control policies for satellites and related items. Given our support for S. 3211, they would ask that you consider amending the final FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act to include language similar to that contained in S. 3211 that would return to the executive branch authority to determine the export control jurisdictional status of satellites and related items.

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