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Senate Rejects S.J Res 26 (42Y-57N)

The Senate rejected a motion to discharge S.J. Res 26 from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by a 42Y-57N 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 14, 2019 by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and sought to block an upcoming sale of U.S. weaponry to the nation of Qatar.

The bill was in response to an arms sale to Qatar that was approved by the State Department on May 6, 2019. Among other items, the sale is set to include an order for 24 Apache attack helicopters, a transaction valued at $3 billion USD.