On June 20, 2019 the Senate, in three separate measures, voted to block an impending sale of weapons that has been expedited by the Trump Administration.
On June 5th, 2019 upon notification that the Administration would seek to circumvent Congress, Senator Menendez (D-NJ) introduced 22 separate privileged resolutions seeking to block the sale.
Instead of voting on each bill separately, Senator Mitchel McConnell (R-KY) and Menendez agreed to vote on the bills in three packages.
Each of votes resulted in a 51Y-45N, with the ‘yeas’ expressing disapproval of the sale. Next the bills will be voted on in the House of Representatives.