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(Worthy News) - The U.S. House voted Wednesday to block White House plans for select sales of smart bombs and related components to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, baiting President Donald Trump’s veto.
Mostly along party lines, the House passed three Senate-passed measures in three votes, venting frustration over civilian casualties in the Saudi air campaign in Yemen and the Trump administration’s declaration of an emergency to bypass the congressional review process for $8.1 billion in weapon sales to the Mideast.
Since neither the House nor the Senate passed the measures with a supermajority, the measures are vulnerable to the White House’s veto. Two House votes were 238-190, and the last was 237-190, with only four Republicans and one Independent crossing party lines each time to vote with Democrats, who had no defectors. [ Source: Defense News (Read More...) ]
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