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Senator Murphy Introduces S. Res 243

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CN) and Senator Todd Young (R-IN) introduced a bill invoking a section of the  Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to require the Secretary of State to produce a report detailing the human rights practices of Saudi Arabia in Yemen. The bill has privileged status, which means the Senators can force actions related to the bill if the Foreign Relations Committee refuses to act.

Following the report’s deliverance to Congress, the bill also makes it so that Murphy and Young could force a vote on the overall U.S. – Saudi security relationship, with the ultimate goal of blocking a slew of impending arms sales.