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Support H Con Res 81 to end US military involvement in Yemen

Withdraw U.S. Military Support by Cosponsoring H.Con. Res. 81

By Kate Gould, October 9, 2017

A bipartisan group of lawmakers—Reps. Khanna (D-CA), Massie (R-KY), Pocan (D-WI) and Jones (R-NC)—has introduced legislation (H. Con. Res. 81) to withdraw unauthorized U.S. military support from the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Please cosponsor and vote in support of H. Con. Res. 81.

  • Congress has never authorized U.S. military involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, despite the U.S. being heavily involved in the conflict for nearly 3 years.

  • By refueling Saudi and UAE bombers and providing the Saudi-led coalition with weapons, intelligence, and logistical support, the U.S. is complicit in violations of international law and in creating the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

  • This devastating war has pushed Yemen to the brink of mass starvation and into the worst cholera outbreak in recorded history.

  • The House is expected to vote on this landmark legislation on Fri November 3 or soon thereafter.

  • Every additional cosponsor and vote sends the message to Saudi Arabia that the killing and deliberate starvation of Yemeni civilians must end.

Download one-pager on H Con Res 81 here and one-pager with bill text and endorsements here.

Kate Gould

  • Legislative Director, Middle East Policy

Kate Gould is FCNL's Legislative Director for Middle East Policy. Kate is 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.