joint resolution Progress
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate Passed June 20th, 2019Roll Call Vote 53 Yea / 45 Nay
Committee on Foreign RelationsIntroducedJune 5th, 2019
- senate Committees
Saudi Arabia has strained its alliance with the U.S. through its indiscriminate bombing campaign in Yemen, its murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and its repression of human rights domestically. Blocking this and other arms sales will send a message to Saudi Arabia to change its behavior.
Saudi Arabia is a key U.S. ally in bringing stability to the Middle East, and while there are obvious tensions and challenges in that alliance that need resolution this bill would unwisely undermine Saudi Arabia’s defense capabilities at a time of heightened aggression from Iran.