TOMORROW: Senate to Vote on Paul Egypt Aid Amendment
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 31, the U.S. Senate will proceed to a vote on Amendment No. 1739, which was introduced by Sen. Rand Paul. The vote will occur mid-morning, though an exact time is yet to be determined.
The amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill eliminates military foreign assistance to Egypt based upon current law, which prohibits the United States from providing foreign assistance to nations that experience a military coups d'état. That money would be redirected to the "Bridges in Critical Corridors" fund in S.1243.
"We tell other countries to follow the rule of law, yet our own Administration fails to do so. Sending money to Egypt under their current military coups is illegal," Sen. Paul said. "Instead of illegally sending that money overseas, we are better off spending that money at home."