The House passed legislation on Tuesday that would facilitate U.S. weapons transfers to Jordan in the fight against Islamic State militants.

The measure, which sailed through on a voice vote, would allow the U.S. to treat Jordan in the the same way it handles arms transfers to other North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries. Such a designation would expedite congressional review of proposed weapons exchanges.

It would further authorize the State Department to enter into agreements with Jordan to increase financial assistance and military cooperation, subject to the availability of federal funds. […]