A bipartisan coalition of senators on Wednesday introduced 22 separate resolutions of disapproval aiming to reaffirm the role of when it comes to approving the sales of arms to foreign governments.
The effort, led by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), follows Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement last month that President was waiving congressional authority to , the United Arab Emirates and other countries.
The Trump administration has argued that an increased threat from Iran necessitated invoking the president’s emergency powers under the Arms Export Control Act to approve the arms deals to Saudi Arabia, a key ally in the Middle East. Members of both