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Senate Permits $1.15 Billion Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON ? The Senate has rejected a measure that would have blocked a $1.15 billion weapons transfer to Saudi Arabia, disappointing critics of the Kingdom and tacitly endorsing President Barack Obama’s policy of record arms deals to the Saudis and other U.S. partners in the troubled Middle East. A handful of lawmakers from both parties backed the bill, describing it as a way to begin putting necessary limits on the U.
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