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Defense Bill Stymied By Trade, Military Authority Riders

Law360, Washington (June 12, 2018, 8:35 PM EDT) -- Disputes over trade and other policy amendments have snarled the path forward for the sweeping $715 billion defense authorization bill in the Senate this week, as senators engaged in procedural struggles over which of them would be able to add to the legislation.

Even after leaders were able to agree on a bipartisan package of amendments — which included a rollback of President Donald Trump’s deal with Chinese telecommunications company ZTE — disputes between Republicans ground the proceedings on the defense policy and reform bill to...
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