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Senate Bill Seeks to End U.S. Support for Saudi-Led War on Yemen

HeadlineMar 01, 2018
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On Capitol Hill, three U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would force Congress to vote for the first time on whether to continue U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen. The measure was introduced by Republican Mike Lee, Democrat Chris Murphy and Vermont independent Bernie Sanders, who noted that the Constitution gives Congress—and not the president—the power to declare war. Sanders said the U.S. was contributing to a humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “The United Nations emergency relief coordinator said that Yemen was on the brink of, quote, 'the largest famine the world has seen for many decades,' end-quote. So far, at least 10,000 civilians have died and over 40,000 have been wounded in the war, and 3 million people have been displaced. Many Americans are also not aware that U.S. forces have been actively involved in support of the Saudis in this war, providing intelligence and aerial refueling of planes, whose bombs have killed thousands of people and made this crisis far worse.”

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