- Action Alert
- Middle East & Iran
Fueling the Killing of Kids
FCNL citizen advocates have worked for years to end the illegal U.S. war in Yemen. Your faithful advocacy has resulted in unprecedented momentum to end U.S. support for this war.
Today, Reps. Ro Khanna (CA-17), Adam Smith (WA-09), Mark Pocan (WI-02), and Thomas Massie (KY-04) introduced bipartisan legislation that would stop the U.S. from providing mid-air refueling support to Saudi and Emirati bombers as they rain down bombs on Yemeni neighborhoods, killing and injuring civilians – even children.
Last year, Rep. Khanna introduced similar legislation and House leadership blocked it. That was before the news that Saudi Arabia used a U.S.-made bomb to blow up a school bus full of children. That was before our Secretary of State claimed—despite all evidence to the contrary—that Saudi Arabia is complying with civilian protection conditions imposed by Congress. Notably, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Eliot Engel have also co-sponsored the legislation.
Now we have an unprecedented opportunity to stop the war and end the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. The new legislation could be taken up as early as November. When I lobby your representative, I want to be able to tell them that we have heard from constituents in their district who support this legislation. I hope that I can count on you and your family and friends in your district to urge your representative to support the Khanna-Smith-Pocan-Massie legislation.