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Ro Khanna

From the office of:

Ro Khanna

Sending Office: Honorable Ro Khanna
Sent By:
Geo.Saba@mail.house.gov

115th Congress Co-sponsors (108): Marc Pocan,
Thomas Massie
, Walter Jones, James McGovern, Pramila Jaypal, Adam Smith, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Eliot Engel, Adam Schiff, Ben Ray Lujan, Ted Lieu, Tulsi Gabbard, Barbara Lee, Hakeem Jeffries, Peter DeFazio, Peter Welch, Frank Pallone, John
Garamendi, Joaquin Castro, Jared Huffman, Jared Nadler, Paul Tonko, Donald Beyer, Jimmy Panetta, Anthony Brown, Richard Nolan, Carolyn Maloney, David Cicilline, Jim Cooper, Suzan DelBene, Jose Serrano, Marc Veasey, Nita Lowey, Chellie Pingree, Bobby Rush,
Debbie Dingell, John Sarbanes, Yvette Clarke, Beto O’Rourke, Joe Courtney, Joseph Kennedy, Janice Schakowsky, Michael Capuano, Adriano Espaillat, Raul Grijalva, Gwen Moore, Earl Blumenauer, Jackie Speier, Zoe Lofgren, Karen Bass, Colleen Hanabusa, Timothy
Walz, Daniel Kildee, Frederica Wilson, Betty McCollum, Anna Eshoo, Elanor Holmes Norton, Salud Carbajal, Keith Ellison, Gerald Connolly, David Loebsack, Ruben Gallego,
Ken Buck, Alcee Hastings, John Yarmouth, Jamie Raskin, Danny Davis, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Gregory Meeks, Katherine Clark, Suzanne Bonamici, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Nydia Velazquez, Denny Heck, Henry Johnson Jr,
Raul Labrador, Bradley Schneider, Lloyd Doggett, Daniel Lipinski, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Steve Cohen, James Himes, David Price, Lois Frankel, Albio Sires, Mark DeSaulnier, Darren Soto, Jimmy Gomez, Norma Torres, Judy Chu, John Lewis, Mike Quigley,
John Larson, Andy Biggs, Jared Polis, Alan Lowenthal, Diana DeGette, Maxine Waters, Thomas Suozzi, Grace Napolitano, Theodore Deutch, Dina Titus, Kathleen Rice, James Langevin, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Eric Swalwell, Rosa DeLauro

 

Deadline for Originals: 11AM Tomorrow, Wednesday 1/30/19

 

Dear Colleague,

We invite you to join us in co-sponsoring a Yemen War Powers Resolution to end the

unconstitutional participation
of U.S. forces engaged in hostilities alongside the Saudi regime in Yemen. The U.S.-Saudi military campaign in Yemen has triggered the world’s

worst humanitarian crisis
. More than
14 million
Yemenis—half the country—are on the brink of
famine
, and at least
85,000 children
have already died from hunger and disease as a result of the war.  

For nearly four years, the Saudi regime—with
direct U.S. military participation
—has been fighting the Houthis, a Yemeni rebel group. The Houthis are

unrelated
to Al Qaeda or ISIS, and are
not covered
under any Authorization for Use of Military Force. In fact, the Associated Press

revealed
that the Saudi coalition has actively supported Al Qaeda in Yemen against the Houthis.

In December, 56 Senators voted in support of
S.J.Res. 54
, an identical measure to the War Powers Resolution we are now introducing in the House. The passage of this bicameral, bipartisan effort to withdraw unauthorized military involvement in Saudi-led hostilities in this legislative session promises
to facilitate a negotiated settlement and bring the conflict to an end.   

The War Powers Resolution of 1973 specifies that the introduction of United States Armed Forces includes personnel assigned to “command, coordinate, participate in the movement of, or accompany the regular or irregular military forces of any foreign country
or government when such military forces are engaged, or there exists an imminent threat that such forces will become engaged, in hostilities.” Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution assigns to Congress the
sole authority over the offensive use of force, including the right to declare war, raise and regulate armed forces, issue letters of marque (authorizing private citizens to
undertake military actions against another nation) and acts of reprisal (military responses short of war).

Please join this effort to end U.S. military participation in the Saudi regime’s war in Yemen and reassert Congress’s constitutional role on matters of war and peace. As we

argued
last year, nowhere else on earth today is there a catastrophe that is so profound and affects so many lives, yet could be so easy to resolve: halt the bombing, end the blockade, and let food and medicine into Yemen so that millions may live. To join
as a cosponsor, please contact Geo.Saba@mail.house.gov at Rep. Khanna’s office or
Leslie.Zelenko@mail.house.gov in Rep. Pocan’s office.

 
Ro Khanna                                   Marc Pocan

Member of Congress                   Member of Congress

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