S. 149 - Export Administration Act of 2001, 04/26/2001

April 26, 2001

S. 149 - Export Administration Act of 2001
(Sen. Enzi (R) WY)

The Administration supports S. 149, as reported by the Senate Banking
Committee. The bill provides authority for controlling exports of dual-use
goods and technologies. The Administration believes that S. 149 would allow
the United States to successfully meet its national security and foreign
policy objectives without impairing the ability of U.S. companies to
compete effectively in the global marketplace. As reported, S. 149
includes a number of changes that the Administration sought to strengthen
the President's national security and foreign policy authorities to control
dual-use exports. The Administration will continue to work with Congress
to ensure that our national security needs are incorporated into a rational
export control system.

Pay-As-You-Go Scoring

S. 149 would affect receipts and direct spending; therefore, it is subject
to the pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) requirement of the Omnibus Budget
Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1990. OMB's preliminary scoring estimates is
that the PAYGO effect of this bill is minimal. Final scoring of this
legislation may deviate from this estimate.

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