The arms deal, which was negotiated in part by Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner, was announced in the Saudi capital of Riyadh last month during the president's visit to the kingdom, his first foreign trip as president.
The bipartisan effort to block Trump's arms deal is lead by Sens.
Selling more than $100 billion worth of arms - including $500 million in precision-guided munitions - to Saudi Arabia while they continue to commit alleged war crimes is a disgusting and unsafe plan. We also thank the other Senators who voted for the Resolution, although we had hoped more of them would have come out publicly before the vote, which would have given more momentum for passing the Resolution and allowed us to better target our efforts.
"I can list 20 reasons why I'm very concerned about giving them weapons, but one of those things also coming up this week is we're unhappy with Iran for developing ballistic missiles. Saudi Arabia's support for these Wahhabi madrassas goes back decades, and is responsible for much of the radicalization of Muslim youth in the Middle East and North Africa", Schumer said.
But the resolution's supporters argued that they still had some clear success.
"We need to stand up for our values and ensure that the United States no longer turns a blind eye to the indiscriminate killing of children, women, and men in Yemen", Franken said in a statement.
The stronger-than-expected opposition to the sale comes as the two-year-old war in Yemen exacerbates an already dire humanitarian situation in the country. Chris Murphy of CT and Al Franken of Minnesota to block the sale of $510 million of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia. See her interview on Public Radio International's "The World": "Will U.S. stop arming Saudi attackers in Yemen?"
In a June 8 lettersigned by 41 human rights groups, including Win Without War, Project on Middle East Democracy, and the Yemen Peace Project, activists have called upon legislators to reject the Trump's administration's proposed arms deal.
The resolution's Democratic co-sponsors, Senators Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Al Franken of Minnesota and Jeff Merkley of OR, framed it as a condemnation of Saudi attacks on civilians. Instead, U.S. actions in Yemen, increased the popularity of the local Al-Qaeda affiliate and helped to destabilize the country. If you remember your Constitution, it says no president has that authority; only to repel imminent attack, but no president alone has the unilateral authority to take us to war.
Hours before the vote, Paul told a group of congressional interns and staff members that the measure was largely symbolic.
Rijiju said the Indian government had withdrawn ceasefire with NSCN after banning it in 2015 through a special notification. Khaplang may have gone from the scene but the challenge he posed top the Indian state all these years, is far from over.
A seventh-round pick by New England in 2009, Edelman has played his entire National Football League career with the Patriots. Wide receiver Julian Edelman will remain with the New England Patriots after both sides agreed to a contract extension.
Trump reminded the leaders during his speech of the beauty and potential that the Middle East region holds for the whole world. While King Salman appeared happy to greet the visitors, a Trump tweet from 2015 suggested he would be offended.
Identical knives , with the brand name Ernesto, were carried by Rachid Redouane, 30, and 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba . The three attackers were wearing fake suicide belts consisting of plastic water bottles wrapped in gray duct tape.
The concert, which sold out with an attendance of around 50,000, raised over $3 million for the Manchester Emergency Fund. I just want to take a moment to honor the people who were lost, who were taken. "To the families, we love you so much".
Following Friday's 14 strikeouts over seven innings, Kershaw will need just three Ks in his next outing to pass Hunter. The Dodgers picked up left-handed pitcher Jason Wheeler from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for cash considerations.
Sweden is doing well in the 2018 World Cup qualifying stage, now in second in Group A of the competition with 10 points. Unfortunately, the ball was intercepted at midfield by Sweden's Ola Toivonen who took aim at the empty net.
Shtayyeh helped lead the Palestinian team at the talks, which took place in Washington , Israel and the West Bank . The latest developments come days after a visit by Trump to the occupied territories.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May reacts as she speaks at an election campaign event at Pride Park Stadium in Derby, Britian. On Friday morning, the Crown Prosecution Service announced it would charge three people with election offences.
Jeff Immelt stepping down as CEO of GE
General Electric announced Monday morning that CEO and Chairman Jeff Immelt is stepping down from his role at the company. GE has recently faced pressure from activist investor Trian Fund Management to cut costs and make other changes.
Fans in focus at major E3 video game trade show
Also announced was that new night versions of maps now available in Battlefield 1 will be released throughout June and July. We still don't know much about how the game will play, but this glimpse should be enough to get Need for Speed fan excited.
Tottering Theresa May names new UK Cabinet as critics circle
Scotland's government wants a special deal to stay in the single market or, if not, to secede and stay in or rejoin the EU. Queen Elizabeth will deliver the "Queen's Speech", setting out the government's plans for the new parliamentary session.
US, Somali Forces Attack al-Shabaab Site
The Pentagon estimated that the strike, in response to attacks in Somalia by al Qaida-linked al Shabaab , killed eight militants. Al-Shabaab has been staging numerous attacks in the country in an attempt to establish the strict Sharia law in it.
Djokovic, Muguzura, Nadal in action at French Open
Muguruza , 23, spoke deliberately and took deep breaths while answering the first few questions, obviously fighting for composure. Garbine Muguruza , the fourth seed for the women and defending champion, also failed to make it to the top eight players.
France mocks White House video on Paris climate agreement
On the other hand, he praised President Trump for taking the "courageous" action of pulling the US from the Paris agreement . Within the US , the announcement saw protests amidst questions about President Trump's views on climate change.
Ferrari ends long wait for victory at Monaco GP
With Vettel's victory, Hamilton now sits 25 points behind in the F1 drivers' championship with 14 races remaining this season. We went back to this unknown scenario we are in, which happens to be, it's okay on one auto and not okay on mine.