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Prepared remarks of SAM Director Colby Goodman at the "Global Anti-Corruption: Transparency in the Modern Age" symposium at the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics on October 17, 2017.

As Congress prepares for a vote today on a proposed sale of U.S. precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen, there are growing concerns about Saudi-funded U.S. lobbying firms pushing faulty information about the Yemen conflict.

The State Department requested Congress to approve over $662 million worth of commercial firearms sales to 36 countries in 2015-2016, including some countries that have come under scrutiny for their potential or alleged misuse of U.S. weapons.

U.S. arms sales deliveries jumped to more than $25 billion in FY 2015, increasing the total value of U.S. arms deliveries by at least $5 billion over recent years, according to latest data from several U.S. government reports. 

Recent attacks on members of the Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) have not altered the U.S. decision to send its full funding package to Honduras.

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