Today, Representatives Jim McGovern (MA-02), Ro Khanna (CA-17), and Mark Pocan (WI-02), and leaders of H. Con Res. 138, issued the below statement in light of recent GOP efforts to block the resolution’s vote in the House and the impending Senate vote this week:
“The stakes in Yemen have never been higher and the time for action is long overdue. The United States is unconstitutionally participating in a Saudi-led war that could starve 14 million Yemenis to death. This week, the Senate will vote on Sens. Sanders, Lee and Murphy’s S.J.Res. 54 to end all U.S. involvement in this catastrophic Saudi military campaign, as 30 former Obama Administration officials have publicly urged.
“We encourage all of our Senate Democratic colleagues to unite around this measure in order to ensure its passage this week, and we intend to follow suit by promptly passing a similar War Powers Resolution in the House. We are proud of the leadership and unity of our Democratic colleagues, including Leader Pelosi, Whip Hoyer, and Ranking Members Smith, Engel, Schiff, Lowey and Nadler, who are among the 90 cosponsors of the bipartisan H.Con.Res. 138, which also directs the President to end the unauthorized U.S.-Saudi war. We look forward to the continued support of House Democrats as we urgently work to reassert Congressional authority over war and ease the suffering of millions of innocent people.”