To: Rep. Tom Cole (OK-4) and Rep. Michael Burgess (TX-26)

@TomColeOK04, @MichaelCBurgess: Allow House votes on ending U.S. aid to Saudi war in Yemen

Use your Rules posts to allow House votes on ending U.S. aid to the Saudi war in Yemen.

Why is this important?

This week the House is considering amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act. The House Rules Committee will decide which amendments will get House floor votes. Amendments have been offered which would end U.S. refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing Yemen [1], ban the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia [2], and block U.S. weapons transfers to Saudi Arabia until it ends its blockade that is pushing Yemen into famine. [3]

Representative Tom Cole [R-OK-4] is Vice-Chair of the House Rules Committee. [4] Rep. Cole has been outspoken on the need for Congress to debate and vote on matters of war and peace. Rep. Cole has been an outspoken supporter of the Barbara Lee [D-CA] amendment to sunset the 2001 authorization of the use of force to compel the House leadership to allow a debate and vote on a new AUMF. [5]

Representative Michael Burgess [R-TX-26] is another Republican member of the House Rules Committee. [6] A doctor, he was the only Republican member of the Rules Committee who voted last year to bar the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia. [7]

Urge Rep. Cole and Rep. Burgess to use their positions on the House Rules Committee to allow House votes on ending U.S. participation in the Saudi war in Yemen by signing our petition.

References:
1.http://www.rules.house.gov/amendments/Khanna_001_xml76171528582858.pdf
2.http://www.rules.house.gov/amendments/AMASH_011_xml77171056555655.pdf
3.http://www.rules.house.gov/amendments/KHANNA_002_xml76171529362936.pdf
4.https://rules.house.gov/committee-rules-members
5.https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/support-protect-repbarbarale?r_by=1135580
6.https://rules.house.gov/committee-rules-members
7.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/obama-heeding-close-house_b_10516480.html

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Reasons for signing

  • We should not be supporting a war that we have nothing to do with, The Saudi's were the cause of 9/11, yet we continue to support them in ways that will eventually lead to further grief from us.
  • Have we not supported the Saudi's enough by now in their over-extended, crippling aggression against the battered people of Yemen, many of whom are innocent bystanders taking the brunt of this battle. After this much death, destruction and suffering, we, as Americans and the purported leaders of human rights, really need to put an end to our own hand in this butchery and devastation. It's high time.
  • We should NEVER give any aid to Saudi Arabia. I'm ashamed about what these bums are doing to Yemen with the arms that the moron, Trump, sold them. I wonder how much Trump made on the deal? He does NOTHING, except for MONEY. What a nice guy...NOT.

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