House Lawmakers May Block $5.1 Billion F-16 Sale to Pakistan

July 20, 2006 |
Marcus Weisgerber
Two house Democrats today indicated they will submit resolutions aimed at postponing the Defense Department's $5.1 billion sale of new F-16 fighter aircraft to Pakistan, citing frustrations that the State Department failed to give Congress ample time to review the proposed transaction. During a House International Relations Committee hearing, several panel members -- including committee Chairman Henry Hyde (R-IL) and Tom Lantos (CA), the panel's ranking Democrat -- claimed the State Department failed to follow typical procedures under which the...

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