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H.R. 7082: To prohibit the provision of United States security assistance to the Government of Saudi Arabia, and for other purposes.

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About the bill

A bipartisan bill would essentially end American support for what has traditionally been one of America’s top partners in the volatile Middle East.

Context and what the bill does

Washington Post opinion columnist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by the government of Saudi Arabia in early October, in response to writings criticizing the regime. Khashoggi was a Saudi citizen with permanent residency in the U.S. due to having been forced into exile, with three American citizen children.

As punishment for his murder, H.R. 7082 would ban all U ...

Sponsor and status

James “Jim” McGovern

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 23, 2018
Length: 4 pages

Oct 23, 2018


Introduced on Oct 23, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 23, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Oct 23, 2018

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H.R. 7082 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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