Sens. Lead Bipartisan Push To Block $23B Arms Sale to UAE

Law360 (November 19, 2020, 7:39 PM EST) -- Three U.S. senators on Wednesday announced their intent to block the Trump administration from selling $23 billion worth of defense equipment to the United Arab Emirates.

Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., the ranking member on the Foreign Relations Committee, Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., are introducing four joint resolutions of disapproval to forestall the sale, which includes Reaper drones, F-35 fighter jets and air-to-air missiles.

The outcry follows a formal notification to Congress by the U.S. State Department earlier this month required by the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, which orchestrates how these sales can proceed but gives the...

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