Interagency Nonproliferation Committee Not Needed, Senate Committee Told

By Thomas Duffy / November 29, 2001 at 5:00 AM
Representatives of the Defense, State, Commerce and Energy departments told a Senate subcommittee today that a new interagency committee to coordinate nonproliferation efforts with Russia, called for in a Senate bill introduced earlier this year, is not needed because the Bush administration is already doing what the legislation mandates. The White House has not taken an official stance on the bill, called the Nonproliferation Assistance Coordination Act of 2001. Sens. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Joseph Biden (D-DE) and Richard Lugar (R-IN)...

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