The Senate referred the bill to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, but no subsequent action was taken.
H.R. 5916 directs the President to conduct a comprehensive review of the export controls system by March 31, 2009. H.R. 5916 attempts to improve license review by setting time limits for the review process, by capping the number of allowable unprocessed applications, and by allowing special licensing for spare and replacement parts to NATO, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, and South Korea. H.R. 5916 also authorizes a review of the United States Munitions List to possibly add additional controls.
3. H.R. 3633: To provide for export controls of certain times relating to civil aircraft
Sponsor: Rep. Donald Manzullo (R-IL)
Cosponsors: Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR),
Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN), Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO),
Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ),
Res.Com. Luis Fortuño (R-PR), Rep. Phil Hare (D-IL),
Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-OR), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX),
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL),
Rep. David Scott (D-GA), Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA),
Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-CA), Rep. Diane Watson (D-CA)
H.R. 3633 was introduced before the House on September 24, 2007, and was referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The bill did not make it out of committee.
H.R. 3633 moves export control on civil aircraft, aircraft engines, and propellers, and all components and related technologies, to Export Administration Act authority. These items would then be relieved of military export controls under the Arms Export Control Act.
4. S. 3563: To authorize appropriations under the Arms Export Control Act and the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for security reasons for fiscal years 2009 and 2010, and for other purposes
Sponsor: Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT)