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S.J.Res. 20: A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services.

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Rand Paul

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Kentucky. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 13, 2019
Length: 5 pages
May 13, 2019

Introduced on May 13, 2019

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 13, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


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What legislators are saying

Dr. Rand Paul Puts Senate on Record on Arming Bahrain and Qatar
    — Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY] (Sponsor) on Jun 13, 2019

Menendez Remarks in Support of Senate Debate of Resolutions of Disapproval for Arm Sales to Bahrain, Qatar
    — Sen. Robert “Bob” Menendez [D-NJ] on Jun 13, 2019

Cardin Statement on Ensuring Responsibility and Respect for Human Rights in Arms Sales
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] on Jun 13, 2019

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May 13, 2019

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S.J.Res. 20 is a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

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