S.J.Res.42 – A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles

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S.J.Res.42 – A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles

Brief

The resolution of disapproval would impact part of the arms deal Trump made with the Saudis during his recent visit there. Within the deal is a provision through which Saudis will assemble various smart weapons including Black Hawk helicopters raising the concern that the deal would be giving the Saudis smart weapons secrets and would also be providing jobs there rather than in the US, thus the resolution…

JOINT RESOLUTION

Relating to the disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the issuance of a letter of offer with respect to any of the following proposed exports to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is hereby prohibited:

(1) The transfer to Saudi Arabia of the following defense articles, including defense services and technical data, described in the certification Transmittal No. DDTC 15–132, sent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate pursuant to section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776(c)) on May 19, 2017: The proposed transfer of certain technical data, hardware, and defense services to the Royal Saudi Air Force and Boeing Saudi Arabia necessary to support the deployment of the JDAM off the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s western made aircraft platforms (Ex F–15S, F–15SA) for the Royal Saudi Air Force.

(2) The transfer to Saudi Arabia of the following defense articles, including defense services and technical data, described in the certification Transmittal No. DDTC 16–011, sent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate pursuant to section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776(c)) on May 19, 2017: The proposed transfer of certain technical data, hardware, and defense services to the Royal Saudi Air Force to support the integration of the FMU–152A/B JPB Fuze System into the MK–80, BLU–109, and BLU–100 series warhead family of weapons.

(3) The transfer to Saudi Arabia of the following defense articles, including defense services and technical data, described in the certification Transmittal No. DDTC 16–043, sent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate pursuant to section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776(c)) on May 19, 2017: The proposed transfer of defense articles, defense services, and technical data to support the assembly, modification, testing, training, operation, maintenance, and integration of the Paveway II and III, Enhanced Paveway II and III, and Paveway IV Weapons Systems for the Royal Saudi Air Force F–15, Tornado, and Typhoon Aircraft.

SponsorSen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] (Introduced 05/25/2017)

Status: Senate: Motion to Discharge failed 47 to 53

VOTES and FLOOR ACTION

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SENATE

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Procedural Actions:  Motion to Discharge failed 47 to 53

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COST AND IMPACT

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Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

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Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.

 

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