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House votes 350-71 passing legislation limiting arms sales to Saudi Arabia, in response to 2018 killing of Jamal Khashoggi

17 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The US House of representatives voted 350-71 to pass a measure that would restrict US arms sales to Saudi Arabia in response to the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Protection of Saudi Dissidents Act of 2021 was reintroduced by Rep. Gerry Conolly in February, after President Joe Biden promised a tougher stance on Saudi Arabia than his predecessor, as well as a "recalibration" of the bilateral relationship.
The bill would hold the White House accountable for providing reports to Congress about the repression of dissidents and journalists in Saudi...
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House votes to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi killing

House votes to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi killing

17 days ago   |   By Politico

The House on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to restrict arms sales to Saudi Arabia over its killing of the U.S.-based dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The bill, H.R. 1392, would bar sales, authorizations and transfer of arms and other defense services from the president to Saudi Arabia. President Joe Biden, however, could continue sales if he can certify the country is not engaged in killing, torturing or endangering the lives of dissidents and detaining U.S. and international citizens.
The legislation, which passed 350-71, is sponsored by Rep. Gerry Connolly , who represents...
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