The House adopted a proposal late Wednesday that would prevent the Defense Department from entering into contracts with a Russian state arms dealer.

It was adopted by voice vote en bloc along with more than a dozen other amendments to the 2015 national defense authorization bill without any debate.


The amendment offered by Reps. Rosa DeLauroRosa Luisa DeLauroAdvocacy groups decry Trump's 'anti-family policies' ahead of White House summit 'Medicare for All' backers notch win with high-profile hearing Republicans push back on expanding paid family leave beyond federal workers MORE (D-Conn.) and Kay GrangerNorvell (Kay) Kay GrangerICE emerges as stumbling block in government funding talks Congress hunts for path out of spending stalemate This week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry MORE (R-Texas) would prohibit the Pentagon from entering into contracts with Rosoboronexport, Russia's state arms dealer, except under tightly regulated circumstances. Contracts would only be permitted if the Defense secretary, secretary of State and director of national intelligence certify that the firm ceased transferring weapons to Syria. 

Contracts with Russia would also be contingent upon whether the country pulled forces out of Crimea and the eastern border of Ukraine.

The certification would be reviewed by the Defense Department inspector general.