House Democrats advance bill to shut down U.S. role in Saudi-Yemen war

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(Worthy News) - A key House panel on Wednesday moved to block any U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, in the first move by the new House Democratic majority to challenge President Trump’s close alliance with Riyadh.

On a party-line vote, Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a resolution Wednesday 25-17 effectively calling for the end of all U.S. support for the Saudis in the war with Yemen’s Houthi rebels, a conflict observers say has produced massive civilian casualties, displaced 3 million Yemenis and sparked what the aid groups call the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

Invoking the War Powers Act, the committee resolution directs the president to withdraw U.S. forces in or affecting hostilities Yemen in a month, unless they are fighting al Qaeda or other recognized terror groups. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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