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S.J.Res. 36: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Kingdom of Spain, and the Italian Republic of certain defense articles and services.

Sponsor and status

Robert “Bob” Menendez

Sponsor. Senior Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 19, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Jun 5, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Vetoed & Override Failed in Senate on Jul 29, 2019

This resolution was vetoed. The Senate attempted to override the veto on July 29, 2019 but failed.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Menendez Officially Starts Process for Senate to Block Trump Admin’s Proposed Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE
    — Sen. Robert “Bob” Menendez [D-NJ] (Sponsor) on Jun 18, 2019

ICYMI: Dr. Rand Paul Speaks Before Senate Passes Resolutions Blocking Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
    — Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 20, 2019

Rep. Kelly Congratulates 3rd Districts 2015 National Art Competition Winners
    — Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16] on May 21, 2015

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Jun 5, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 20, 2019
Passed Senate (House next)

The resolution was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Jul 17, 2019
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jul 24, 2019

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

Jul 29, 2019
Senate Override Failed

A vote to override the President's veto failed in the Senate. The bill is now dead.

S.J.Res. 36 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.J.Res. 36. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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