1. Action Alert
  2. U.S. Wars & Militarism, Middle East & Iran

End the U.S. War in Yemen

By Kate Gould, August 20, 2018

As early as this week, the Senate could vote on ending the illegal U.S. war in Yemen.

Amendment #3793 offered by Senator Chris Murphy (CT) to the Pentagon spending bill (FY 19 Defense Appropriations bill) would end funding for the illegal U.S. war in Yemen unless and until the Pentagon certifies that the Saudi-led coalition is not violating international law.

Will you call today and tell your senators to cosponsor this amendment?

This important initiative comes in the wake of reports confirming that the bomb used in the Saudi-led coalition’s attack on a school bus that killed 40 children was made in the U.S.

While Murphy’s amendment is not guaranteed a vote and the timing is uncertain, the more senators who cosponsor the amendment, the more likely the Senate will vote on legislation to end the war.

Urge your senators to cosponsor Senator Murphy’s amendment to end the illegal U.S. war in Yemen today.

UPDATE 8/22/18: The following senators have co-sponsored Senator Murphy's amendment: Schatz, Warren, Feinstein, Carper, Blumenthal, Kaine, Peters, Booker, Markey, Leahy, Cardin, Van Hollen

See the full text of amendment #3793 of the amendment

Kate Gould

  • Legislative Director, Middle East Policy

Kate Gould served as FCNL's Legislative Director for Middle East Policy. Kate was one of only a handful of registered lobbyists in Washington, D.C. working to advance human rights objectives and support diplomatic solutions to resolve disputes between the U.S. and Iran and the conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Israel/Palestine.