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Senators take bipartisan step toward blocking Trump's Saudi arms sales
By Rebecca Kheel - 06/09/19 06:27 PM EDT

Senators are ramping up their efforts to block President Trump’s emergency arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allies.

Lawmakers in both parties are feeling a sense of urgency to respond to Trump’s use of executive powers before the weapons are delivered to Riyadh, and after he flirted with declaring yet another emergency, this time for tariffs on Mexican goods.

During the past week, senators introduced 22 resolutions -- one for each sale -- that would block the deals, an unprecedented congressional move following White House approval of emergency arms sales.


Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a staunch Trump ally, is among those supporting the resolutions. And senators say that his backing best illustrates the level of frustration on Capitol Hill.

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https://thehill.com/policy/defense/447503-senators-take-bipartisan-step-toward-blocking-trumps-saudi-arms-sales
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