House Votes Down Amendment Stopping Cluster Bombs Going to Ukraine

The U.S. House of Representatives voted down an amendment that would have prohibited the transfer of controversial cluster munitions to Ukraine.
On Thursday night, the House voted 147-276 on an amendment to the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to stop the flow of U.S. cluster munitions to Ukrainian forces. The amendment, introduced by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), came days after President Joe Biden’s administration announced its approval for transfers of cluster munitions known as dual-purpose improved conventional munitions (DPICMs) for Ukraine.
98 Republicans and 49 Democrats supported Ms. Greene’s NDAA amendment. 121 Republicans and 155 Democrats opposed it.
After the Biden administration approved the DPICM transfers to Ukraine on July 7, several Democrats in the House Progressive Congress introduced an amendment that would have prohibited U.S. transfers of cluster munitions to any country. Ms. Greene’s amendment was more narrowly geared toward stopping cluster munitions transfers to Ukraine….

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