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Murkowski bill backs trade deal with Iceland, other Arctic commitments

August 4, 2022 at 4:02 PM
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) on Tuesday introduced a bill focused on increasing national security, shipping and trade in the Arctic, including a resolution calling for a free trade agreement with Iceland. The “ Arctic Commitment Act ,” introduced along with Sen. Angus King (I-ME), also includes measures that would direct the Transportation Department to submit a report detailing Russia's influence on Arctic shipping, instruct the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation to invest in technology from Arctic countries and make permanent...

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