To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

Congress: Use Your War Powers to Remove U.S. Forces from Saudi Bombing of Yemen

Use your war powers under the Constitution & the War Powers Resolution to force a vote in the lame duck session of Congress on removing U.S. forces from the Saudi bombing of Yemen.

Why is this important?

As Democratic Senator Chris Murphy has noted, U.S. participation in the Saudi bombing of Yemen has never been authorized by Congress. [1]

Saudi Arabia's conduct is now coming under unprecedented scrutiny. New evidence has recently emerged that the U.S. intelligence community believes that the government of Saudi Arabia has been supporting ISIS. [2] But Congress has never voted on whether the U.S. should be refueling Saudi planes that are bombing Yemen, even though U.S. officials have warned that the U.S. could be implicated in war crimes for supporting the Saudi bombing of Yemen. [3]

Under section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, "at any time that United States Armed Forces are engaged in hostilities outside the territory of the United States, its possessions and territories without a declaration of war or specific statutory authorization, such forces shall be removed by the President if the Congress so directs by concurrent resolution." [4]

Urge your Senators and Representative to use their war powers to force a vote on removing U.S. forces from the Saudi bombing of Yemen by signing our petition.

References:
1. http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2016/08/16/senator-chris-murphy-on-yemen-saudi-arabia-conflict-the-lead-jake-tapper-interview.cnn
2. http://www.salon.com/2016/10/11/leaked-hillary-clinton-emails-show-u-s-allies-saudi-arabia-and-qatar-supported-isis/
3. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-saudi-yemen-idUSKCN12A0BQ
4. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp

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