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House Votes to Bar Trump’s Planned Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

HeadlineJul 18, 2019

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to block President Trump’s move to sidestep Congress by allowing U.S. weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. House Democrats voted to send three resolutions of disapproval of the sales to the White House, where President Trump has promised a veto. Just four Republicans supported the measures, which would bar the sale of more than $8 billion of Raytheon precision-guided weapons systems. Critics say such weapons have been used to target civilians in the Saudi-led war on Yemen, which has sparked the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. 

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