NY Congressmen Lead Effort to Prohibit Aid to Saudis

(Flushing [NY] Times Ledger) James DeWeese - In a move aimed at sending a message to the Saudi Arabian government, the House of Representatives last week voted to prohibit foreign aid to the Middle Eastern monarchy, in a move led by three New York congressmen. The amendment, introduced by U.S. Reps. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights), Anthony Weiner (D-Kew Gardens), and Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), passed the House in a 217-191 vote. Crowley said he expected the amendment to be stripped from the Foreign Operations Appropriations bill when it reached the Senate, but by then the message will already have gotten through.

2004-07-23 00:00:00

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