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Bruce J. Linskens

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On Saturday, April 20, 2024, after months of negotiations and many twists and turns, the US House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Peace through Strength Act (H.R. 8038). This bill, which is the fourth pillar of a broader foreign aid package to assist Israel, Ukraine, and the Indo-Pacific, contains numerous sanctions and trade-related national security measures. After each of the four foreign security bills were passed on Saturday, they were combined into one package…

On December 22, 2023, President Biden signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) for Fiscal Year 2024 (P.L. 118-31). A must-pass piece of legislation that funds Department of Defense (“DoD”) operations on an annual basis, the NDAA is a frequent vehicle for trade-related provisions and legislative changes affecting DoD acquisition policies with direct implications for government contractors. The measure includes a number of provisions relating to US export controls, sanctions, and supply chain…

Just before the holidays, President Biden signed two bills passed in the final days of the last Congress that contain a number of provisions with implications for sanctions, export controls, and supply chain restrictions: On December 23, 2022, President Biden signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) for Fiscal Year 2023 (P.L. 117-263). The measure includes a number of provisions relating to US export controls, sanctions, and related subjects, including additional sanctions targeting…

On July 14, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (“NDAA”). One of the amendments included in the House-passed version of the NDAA is a revised version of the “Federal Contracting For Peace And Security Act.” The amendment would prohibit the federal government from entering into, extending, or renewing contracts with contractors that conduct business operations in Russia during its war against Ukraine, with certain exceptions…