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The Fiscal 2013 Defense spending bill that passed the House 326 to 90 with bipartisan support Thursday evening included an amendment that would prohibit President Barack Obama from making good on a deal with Russia that he appeared to hint at earlier this year.
Introduced by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), the amendment bars the administration from sharing classified missile defense information with Russia.
In late March, an inadvertent hot-mic moment caught Obama asking Russian president Dmitri Medvedev for “space” until after the election, saying he would then have more “flexibility” to address issues such as missile defense with the Russians.
Medvedev said he would transmit the president’s request to Vladimir Putin, who assumed the Russian presidency in May.
“I am concerned, Mr. Speaker, that the United States’ critical hit-to-kill and other valuable critical missile defense technology may become pawns in a political chess game of appeasement with the Russians,” Brooks said.
Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) said the amendment would bring peace of mind for those who were still suspicious about the hot-mic exchange.
“This amendment would say, ‘Mr. President, you won’t tell us what your secret deal is, but that secret deal better not include sharing classified information of the United States with the Russians about our missile defense,’” Turner said.
Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.), who shepherded the defense spending bill through committee, called the amendment the most critical one to be considered.
“Our national defense interests have got to be our interests, not somebody else’s,” he said.