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From: Under Secretary General Ortiz

Congress Should Not Cede Oversight on Small Arms Exports

Congress Should Not Cede Oversight on Small Arms Exports

In the coming weeks, it is likely that the Trump administration will formally propose new U.S. firearms export rules designed to increase foreign sales but that also make it easier for terrorists and international criminals to obtain lethal weapons. The proposal could also effectively undercut the important oversight role that Congress provides.

With the Trump administration showing far less restraint regarding the transfer of sophisticated U.S. weaponry, it is essential that the Congress carefully review the new firearms export policy approach and use what levers it has to ward off changes to longstanding policies that have served U.S. national security interests in the past.

https://www.armscontrol.org/issue-briefs/2017-10/congress-should-not-cede-oversight-small-arms-exports

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