voted 88-10 April 18 to bar Iraqi oil imports. The measure is
contained in an amendment to the Senate's version of the energy
prohibits the imports until Iraq agrees to United Nations inspections
of suspected weapons sites and stops financial aid to survivors
of Palestinian homicide bombers.
legislation does not contain the amendment. Both versions will
have to be reconciled before a final bill goes to President
Bush for his signature.
the amendment, Bush could resume imports if he determines they
are important to national security interests. Iraqi oil accounts
for 8.6 percent, or about 780,000 barrels a day, of U.S. oil