Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a bill seeking to block an upcoming sale of U.S. weaponry to the nation of Qatar. The bill is 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. The bill comes alongside two similar bills aimed at Bahrain and the UAE respectively, both of which seek to block recently approved weapons sales to these countries.
- Senator Paul Introduces S.J Res 26