How Trump is Sidestepping Congressional Oversight for Government Arms Sales

Submitted by Elias Yousif on Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:02

With President Trump invoking an obscure emergency provision in the Arms Export Control Act to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE over congressional objections, this factsheet illustrates how the President is circumventing traditional processes for government arms sales. 

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How Trump is Sidestepping Congressional Oversight for Commercial Arms Sales

Submitted by Elias Yousif on Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:01

With President Trump invoking an obscure emergency provision in the Arms Export Control Act to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE over congressional objections, this factsheet illustrates how the President is circumventing traditional processes for commercial arms sales. 

 

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SAM Director, Christina Arabia, is quoted in this article examining how President Trump is sidestepping congressional opposition to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
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Trends in Major U.S. Arms Sales in 2018: The Trump Record - Rhetoric Versus Reality

Submitted by Christina Arabia on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 09:09

A new report from the Security Assistance Monitor project of the Center for International Policy found that the Trump administration made $78.8 billion in arms deals in 2018, one-quarter of which involved the production of U.S. weapons overseas.

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Winners and Losers in Trump’s 2020 Security Assistance Budget

Submitted by Elias Yousif on Sun, 03/17/2019 - 12:52

Substantial budgetary discrepancies between President Trump's FY 2020 requests compared with previous years’ actual spending or appropriated funds makes clear the “winners and losers” in the White House’s foreign policy outlook. 

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Congressional Notifications for Proposed U.S. Commercial Firearms Exports in 2018

Submitted by Christina Arabia on Tue, 02/12/2019 - 13:02

Notifications to Congress for U.S. commercial firearms exports reached $746 million in 2018.

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U.S. Arms Sales Notifications to the Middle East and North Africa in 2018

Submitted by Christina Arabia on Sat, 12/01/2018 - 14:28

The Trump Administration has proposed over $11 billion in major U.S. arms sales to countries in the Middle East and North Africa in the first three quarters of 2018.

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Total U.S. Arms Sales Notifications for Saudi Arabia in 2017 & 2018

Submitted by Christina Arabia on Thu, 10/18/2018 - 09:35

Total U.S. Arms Sales Notifications for Saudi Arabia in 2017 & 2018

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