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Senate Fails to Override Trump Vetoes on Bills Blocking Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

HeadlineJul 30, 2019

The Senate failed to override presidential vetoes on legislation that would have blocked arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Trump used an emergency declaration in May to push through the contested arms deal without congressional approval. Critics say the weapons could be used on civilians in Yemen. Six Republicans voted in favor of overriding Trump’s vetoes, which he issued last week.

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