US Senate defeats effort to block Trump-backed drone sale to UAE


WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 28: The U.S. Capitol building stands on September 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. This week Seventh U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, will begin meeting with Senators as she seeks to be confirmed before the presidential election. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday defeated an effort to block the Trump administration’s plan to sell billions of dollars worth of Reaper drones to the United Arab Emirates.

The vote was 50-46 on a procedural motion that stopped the effort to pass a resolution disapproving of the sale.

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