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Grassley Votes to Cut Military Aid to Egypt, Uphold Federal Law

Our own Senator Chuck Grassley stood with 12 other Senators voting against a measure to table Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) amendment to the transportation spending bill that would redirect $1.5 billion being sent to Egypt to the “Bridges in Critical Corridors” fund in the bill.  The amendment was tabled on a 13-86 vote on Wednesday.

Providing military foreign assistance to nations that experience a military coups d’état is a violation of federal law.  The U.S. Senate unfortunately voted to ignore the law.

We thank Senator Grassley, as well as, Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), John Barrasso (R-WY), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Dean Heller (R-NV), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Rand Paul (R-KY), Jim Risch (R-ID), and John Thune (R-SD) for voting to cut military aid to Egypt during this time thus respecting the rule of law.

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