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Senate Votes to Advance Resolution to End War in Yemen

HeadlineNov 29, 2018

The Senate has voted to advance a resolution ending U.S. involvement in the war on Yemen. This marks the first time in U.S. history the Senate has voted to advance a bill to withdraw military forces from an unauthorized war using the War Powers Resolution. Fourteen Republican senators joined Democrats in the 63-37 vote. Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee co-sponsored the bill.

Sen. Mike Lee: “This is a war of bipartisan creation. A Democratic president has gotten us involved in a civil war in Yemen. We now have a Republican president; that war has continued. It was started, and it has continued, without the involvement of the Congress, without the approval of the Congress, without a declaration of war or an authorization for the use of military force by the Congress. That’s not OK.”

The Saudi-led war on Yemen has created what the U.N. calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with 14 million of Yemen’s 28 million people on the brink of famine. A recent report by the charity Save the Children estimates 85,000 children under the age of 5 have died from acute malnutrition brought on by the war.

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