The House Armed Services Committee is scheduled to debate the defense policy bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), for the 2019 fiscal year next week.
According to the NDAA draft, the bill would provide the US administration with a “special rule” allowing it to waive some sanctions on American allies for purchasing arms from Russia. The rule, backed by the Republicans, would give President Donald Trump an opportunity to terminate some sanctions imposed on Moscow in a law (the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act) overwhelmingly passed by Congress last year despite the head of state’s opposition.
During a briefing, the NDAA provision was confirmed by a Republican House Armed Services Committee aide. Read More