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Satellite export regulation reform is overdue [Letter]
Satellite export regulation reform is overdue [Letter]

Since October 2008, I have been calling on my colleagues in the House of Representatives to fix the unintended consequences associated with American satellite export regulations that treat all satellites and satellite parts — down to the nuts and bolts — as weapons. These outdated regulations known as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, or "ITAR," have cost the industry an estimated $21 billion in lost revenues and 28,000 jobs a year to European companies that have long been marketing their products as "ITAR-free." As ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee and representative of a district that includes the National Security Agency, I...