GOP House Crushes Attempt to End US Role in Genocidal Yemen War

November 16th, 2018 - by admin

Hon. Tulsi Gabbard / US Congress & Jason Ditz / – 2018-11-16 15:42:22

ACTION ALERT: End US Support of Saudi Genocide in Yemen
Raise your voice to end US support for
Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war in Yemen now

Hon. Tulsi Gabbard / US Congress

WASHINGTON, DC (November 14, 2018) — I’m writing with an urgent request.

Late last night, House Republicans on the Rules Committee voted to block our bill, HConRes 138, from coming to the House floor for a vote — a bill that would end US support for Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war in Yemen, which has resulted in the worst humanitarian crisis in generations, leaving tens of thousands of Yemeni civilians dead, and millions more sick and starving.

This is the Saudi Arabia that House Republicans seek to appease:
* The Saudi Arabia that viciously murdered reporter Jamal Khashoggi

* The Saudi Arabia that is the #1 exporter of extremist Wahhabi Salafi ideology that is fueling terrorist troops like ISIS and al-Qaeda around the world

* The Saudi Arabia that’s directly and indirectly financing and supporting terrorist groups like Al Qaeda in Syria and other countries

* The Saudi Arabia that’s waging a genocidal war in Yemen, creating what the UN has called the worst humanitarian crisis in a generation

The evidence is overwhelming: Saudi Arabia is not our ally.

ACTION: Enough is enough. Stand with me to end US support for Saudi Arabia’s atrocities and bring HConRes 138 up for a vote. Raise your voice with me today. Become a citizen co-sponsor and support HConRes 138.

With aloha,

In Close Vote,
House Blocks Debate on Yemen War

Jason Ditz /

(November 14, 2018) — On Wednesday, in a vote heavily along party lines, the House passed the Manage our Wolves Act 201-187. The vote effectively blocked all debate on the war in Yemen, and precluded that conflict from coming up for a future vote.

This is the second straight year that an attempt to challenge America’s unauthorized involvement in the Yemen War under the War Powers Act has been derailed by House leadership through last minute rule changes. This time, it required tying the rule change to a vote about gray wolves.

This led to a bizarre situation where they were debating the constitutionality of the Yemen War on one side, and the desire to shoot gray wolves on the other side. This was meant to give cover to lawmakers, to say they were voting because of the wolves instead of the unpopular Saudi-led war.

The close vote, and near universal 6-172 vote by House Democrats, may suggest that there will be a shift in a future vote on the Yemen War when the Democrats take over the House next year, though their leadership has been similarly inclined to let the wars go unchallenged in Congress.

HConRes138’s Cosponsors:
77 Democrats and 4 Republicans Voted for Peace

Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]*
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]*
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]*
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]*
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]*
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]*
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]*
Rep. O’Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16]*
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]*
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]*
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]*
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2]*
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7]*
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]*
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]*
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]*
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]*
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]*
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]*
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]*
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]*
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]*
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]*
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17]*
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20]
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1]
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24]
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4]
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8]
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10]
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [D-GA-4]
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5]
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4]
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]

Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4]*
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]*
Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4]
Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1]

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