The amendment to a massive Defense bill from Virginia Democrat Rep. Don Beyer would bar any Pentagon funds from being used to "share intelligence, information, equipment, personnel or facilities" related to any US cyber agreement with Russia.
Several amendments to the annual defense policy bill focus on a Pentagon program that allows immigrants with in-demand skills to enlist in exchange for expedited citizenship. The amendments come as the Pentagon is reportedly considering halting the program, known as the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program, and canceling the enlistment contracts for more than 1,000 recruits, putting many of them at risk of deportation.
And Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), proposed a visa ban on those involved in the attack. Beyer also wants the State Department to conduct an investigation and report on foreign security officials involved in the incident and fixing security lapses.
“The RECLAIM Act would create thousands of jobs in struggling coal communities. Vote yes on the RECLAIM Act—and the Beyer amendment—tomorrow. If you don’t serve on the Natural Resources Committee, share your support with Chairman Bishop.”