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Congresswoman Lori Trahan Votes To End US Involvement in Yemen Conflict

Washington, February 13, 2019

Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted in favor of a bipartisan resolution to remove US forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen.

 

“The United States has been involved in the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen without the authorization of Congress since 2015. The conflict has inflamed tensions in the region and set off a humanitarian crisis that has put as many as 14 million Yemeni people on the brink of starvation. All the while, Saudi forces have engaged in brutal tactics, often indiscriminately targeting civilian populations. It is time to recognize that the United States has no business supporting them in this conflict. It does nothing to improve our national security, and runs counter to the values we hold and strive for as a nation. Congress must reassert its constitutional obligation to authorize and provide a check on the President’s use of force by ending our involvement in the war in Yemen,” said Rep. Trahan.

 

The joint resolution, which was passed  out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee by last week, is identical to S.J.Res. 54, introduced by Senators Sanders, Lee, and Murphy, which passed with a bipartisan 56-Member majority in December 2018.

 

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