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Code of Conduct

June 13, 1997


Wayne Slater

senior political reporter for the Dallas Morning News and co-author of two books about Rove: "Bush’s Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential" and most recently, "The Architect: Karl Rove and the Master Plan for Absolute Power."

In a voice vote earlier this week, the House of Representatives approved a major change in US policy governing weapons sales. In an overwhelming vote Tuesday night, the House adopted a '’code of conduct'’ for countries seeking to buy US arms.

Under the proposed code, US military assistance and arms transfers could be provided only to nations certified by the president as democratic, protective of human rights and not involved in any acts of armed aggression.

Joining us this morning is one of the sponsor’s of the measure Representative Cynthia McKinney, a Democrat from Georgia. We’re also joined by Caleb Rossiter, the director of Demilitarization for Democracy.