To: The United States House of Representatives

Co-Sponsor Khanna-Massie to #StopSaudiFamineInYemen

Save Yemen from famine & stop helping Al Qaeda. Use war powers to force a vote on ending U.S. participation in the unauthorized Saudi war in Yemen.

Why is this important?

Reps. Khanna, Massie, Pocan and Jones have introduced a privileged bipartisan resolution - H.Con.Res. 81 [1] - to end unauthorized and unconstitutional U.S. participation in the Saudi war in Yemen, which has created the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, pushing millions to the brink of famine. Without U.S. participation, the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen would not be possible. The Khanna-Massie-Pocan-Jones bill invokes the War Powers Resolution to force a roll call floor vote on ending U.S. participation in the war.

“We aim to restore Congress as the constitutionally mandated branch of government that may declare war and retain oversight over it,” Rep. Khanna and Rep. Pocan wrote. “It’s beyond time for the country to stop conducting refueling for missions over Yemen,” Khanna wrote. “Congress and the American people know too little about the role we are playing in a war that is causing suffering for millions of people and is a genuine threat to our national security,” Khanna said. Pocan said it was time for Congress to end the U.S. role in "this senseless, unauthorized conflict." [2]

Urge your Representative to co-sponsor the Khanna-Massie-Pocan-Jones resolution by signing our petition.

References:
1. H. Con. Res. 81, "Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to remove United States Armed Forces from unauthorized hostilities in the Republic of Yemen," September 27, 2017, https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/81
2. "Lawmakers Demand U.S. Withdrawal From Saudi-led War in Yemen: Bipartisan bill proposes halting military assistance to air war in Yemen unless Congress votes on U.S. role," Dan de Luce, Foreign Policy, September 28, 2017
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/28/lawmakers-demand-u-s-withdrawal-from-saudi-led-war-in-yemen/

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Reasons for signing

  • If I heard this right, yesterday on Face The Nation, Susan Rice said 14,000 U.S. troops have gone to Saudi Arabia. What are U.S. troops doing there?
  • This should have already happened, and WOULD have if that coward Ryan hadn't sneaked a rules change into the farm bill. Good riddance to him.
  • I cannot believe we are participating in this tragic war. War is never the answer.

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