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Senate Rejects S.J. Res 20 (43Y-56N)

The Senate rejected a motion to discharge S.J Res 26 from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by a 43Y-56N margin, with the “nays” being in favor of allowing the sale to proceed. This means the sale will not be blocked by the Senate.

The bill was introduced on  May 13, 2019 by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and sought to block an upcoming sale of U.S. weaponry to the nation of Bahrain.

The bill was in response to a recent sale approved by the State Department on May 6, 2019 that includes several types of missiles and technologies related to Bahrain’s obtaining of F-16 block 70 aircraft, as well as modifications to Bahrain’s F-16V. The deal itself is valued at $750 million USD.