Key Vote YES – S.J.Res.56 – Yemen War Powers Resolution

This resolution reclaims Congress’ rightful Article I powers by mandating the removal of unauthorized U.S. armed forces from hostilities in or affecting the Republic of Yemen not later than 30 days after the adoption of the resolution, absent a declaration of war or specific authorization for engagement in such activities.

For decades, presidents of both parties have ignored the separation of powers and continued seemingly endless unauthorized wars. The United States’ role in funding and supporting Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign in Yemen was never authorized by the legislative branch as required by the Constitution.

The people of the United States deserve to have their government respect the Constitution that protects our rights, and the men and women of our armed forces deserve to have their involvement in foreign conflicts vetted as statutorily and constitutionally mandated.

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