During the recent markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (H.R. 1960), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) introduced an amendment (H.R. 4310) that would place certain restrictions on the sale of tear gas to transitioning countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The amendment passed. – Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) Weekly Wire

I had the honor of meeting with Congressman Ellison last year on Capitol Hill about the NGO trial… he is a great progressive leader.