1. Update
  2. Middle East & Iran

Success for Yemen in the Senate!

By Liz Bajjalieh, March 14, 2019

With your help, the Senate just took a major step forward to advance peace in Yemen.

Yesterday, it passed S.J. Res. 7 to end illegal U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen by a vote of 54-46.

Years of war have caused widespread hunger and created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The Saudi-led coalition, supported by our government, caused the majority of the civilian casualties. Through this vote, the Senate told the Trump administration that it is time for U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition to end.

Now, the legislation will go back to the House for a final vote. If the bill successfully passes, it will be the first time legislation enforcing the 1973 War Powers Act will land on the president’s desk since the Vietnam War era.

Act now. Send a message to your senators in response to their vote and another urging your representative to pass the Yemen War Powers Resolution.

This victory was made possible by years of grassroots advocacy. We hope you will help us cross the finish line.

Liz Bajjalieh

  • Program Assistant, Middle East Policy

Liz Bajjalieh served as the Program Assistant for FCNL’s Middle East Policy program in 2018-2019. As a Young Fellow, Liz’s responsibility was to help bridge the gap between constituents and their members of Congress through assisting with Middle East lobby visits, drafting action alerts, and addressing constituent concerns.