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STATEMENT: Rep. Khanna on historic vote, passage of the Yemen WPR in House

February 13, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives voted 248-177, in favor of passing H.J. Res. 37, which invokes the War Powers Resolution of 1973 to end unconstitutional U.S. military participation in the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen. Rep. Khanna issued the below statement in response.

“Today is historic. This is the culmination of several years of legislative efforts to end our involvement in the Saudi war in Yemen. I’m encouraged by the direction people are pushing our party to take on foreign policy, promoting restraint and human rights and with the sense they want Congress to play a much larger role.

“I applaud all cosponsors for supporting this historic effort and thank my 248 colleagues who voted yes on passage today, especially Speaker Pelosi and Leader Hoyer, HASC Chair Smith, HFAC Chair Engel, Rules Chair McGovern, CPC Co-Chair Pocan and nearly 100 cosponsors of my resolution. I’d also like to thank Senator Sanders for being my thought partner and co-lead on this work in the upper chamber.

“There are many parties who played an instrumental role in making this happen, including Keane Bhatt, who is the policy advisor at the Congressional Progressive Caucus. And Geo Saba, my national security advisor.”

 

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About the Office

Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.