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    S.J.Res 7 passed today to end US support for Yemen Genocide

    Finally the clean bill has been passed to end US support for the Saudi led war agaisnt Yemen. This has been a long time coming. We all know Trump will likley veto, but congress has spoken. If Trump Vetos he will do so by having complete disregard for the voice of the people of this nation, as well as complete disregard for the constitution. It is just sad that it took this long. Many hundreds of thousands of innocent children have died with our involvement because of our innaction, and our nations participation in starving and bombing the innocent civillians of Yemen. This is also a win for congress to reassert its authority.

    Here is the CSPAN link https://www.c-span.org/video/?459300...session-part-1

    S.J.Res. 7: A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.
    Complete text https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/sjres7/text

    Here is the vote count and who voted https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/116-2019/h153

    U.S. Role in Yemen War Will End Unless Trump Issues Second Veto

    See more at the link https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/04/u...-end-vote.html

    WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday gave final passage to a bipartisan resolution forcing an end to United States military involvement in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, sending President Trump a pointed rebuke over his continued defense of the kingdom after the killing of a dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

    The 247-176 vote, with 16 Republicans joining united Democrats, invoked the rarely used War Powers Act to curb the president’s executive power to wage war without congressional approval. It likely sets up the second veto of his presidency, this time to publicly defend a four-year conflict that has killed thousands of civilians and inflicted a devastating famine.

    The Senate passed a parallel resolution in March, 54 to 46. The White House has pledged on two separate occasions to veto it.“The president will have to face the reality that Congress is no longer going to ignore its constitutional obligations when it comes to foreign policy, when it comes to determining when and where our military is engaged in hostilities,” said Representative Eliot L. Engel of New York, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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    Glad to hear that we finally may be pulling out our troops from that mess. Hopefully trump will not freak out and issue a second veto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamewell45 View Post
    Glad to hear that we finally may be pulling out our troops from that mess. Hopefully trump will not freak out and issue a second veto.
    He already said that if the resolution passed that he would Veto. But at least congress has spoken. But I am sad that it took so long. So many people died with the assistance of our nation. There are not even words enough to express how serious it really is.

    This could have been ended sooner but each time a vote was put in last year and even passed Paul Ryan added a rule to make it so we couldn't take action. It was such a bad thing that they did. They are fighting congress tooth and nail to keep our support for the Saudis. But I wonder sometimes if Congress really wanted to stop it, it seems they are not utilizing their full powers. I still feel congress needs to step up and take stronger action. Waiting so long was unconscionable. It makes you wonder what side they are really on sometimes. It is disheartening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just AnotherPerson View Post
    He already said that if the resolution passed that he would Veto. But at least congress has spoken. But I am sad that it took so long. So many people died with the assistance of our nation. There are not even words enough to express how serious it really is.

    This could have been ended sooner but each time a vote was put in last year and even passed Paul Ryan added a rule to make it so we couldn't take action. It was such a bad thing that they did. They are fighting congress tooth and nail to keep our support for the Saudis. But I wonder sometimes if Congress really wanted to stop it, it seems they are not utilizing their full powers. I still feel congress needs to step up and take stronger action. Waiting so long was unconscionable. It makes you wonder what side they are really on sometimes. It is disheartening.
    I agree that congress needs to utilize their full powers. Each day that goes by means more possible deaths. Good posting
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    Hopefully our assistance in killing Yemen kids and innocent civilians ends soon.


    Saudi-led air raids 'kill at least 11 civilians' in Yemen's Sanaa

    See more at the link https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/...201257046.html

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    Air raids by a Saudi-UAE led coalition in a residential area in Yemen's Houthi-held capital, Sanaa, have killed at least 11 civilians, including children, according to local officials.

    Youssef al-Hadrii, a spokesman for the rebel-controlled health ministry, was quoted as saying by DPA news agency that the attack on Sunday left more than 39 people wounded.

    He most of the dead were students killed in the bombing of houses and a school.

    Citing local medical sources, The Associated Press news agency put the number of those killed at 13, including seven children. More than 100 were wounded, it added.

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    Here is a great article titled "Congress demands end to Yemen war: Now what"?

    See more at the link https://lobelog.com/congress-demands...-war-now-what/

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    Last week, Congress did something unprecedented on foreign policy. For the first time since it overrode President Nixon’s veto to pass the 1973 War Powers Resolution in the wake of the Vietnam War, both the Senate and the House voted to direct the president to withdraw from an unauthorized military conflict. By passing Senate Joint Resolution 7, Congress has set up a showdown with the president that will either force the second veto of his presidency or be the first time a president has acquiesced to Congress’ assertion of its war-making authority.

    After this historic victory for peace advocates and constitutionalists alike and with the war in Yemen not over, the question remains: what’s next?

    The first step will be pressuring the president to sign, rather than veto, the bill. A bicameral, bipartisan group of members, including some Trump allies, is actively trying to get the president to sign the bill in light of his stated desire to end endless wars. Although unlikely, he reportedly might do just that and take the opportunity to show that he is not as beholden to the Saudi and Emirati monarchies as his previous actions imply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just AnotherPerson View Post
    He already said that if the resolution passed that he would Veto. But at least congress has spoken. But I am sad that it took so long. So many people died with the assistance of our nation. There are not even words enough to express how serious it really is.

    This could have been ended sooner but each time a vote was put in last year and even passed Paul Ryan added a rule to make it so we couldn't take action. It was such a bad thing that they did. They are fighting congress tooth and nail to keep our support for the Saudis. But I wonder sometimes if Congress really wanted to stop it, it seems they are not utilizing their full powers. I still feel congress needs to step up and take stronger action. Waiting so long was unconscionable. It makes you wonder what side they are really on sometimes. It is disheartening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Bucking the military industrial complex is hard to do. They own a lot of elected reps.
    It is so wrong! But you are so right.

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    Trump vetoed the Yemen resolution today. I am severely disheartened but we all knew he would do it. The article I read said that he said the resolution was a dangerous attempt to weaken his constitutional authority. He forgot to mention how it threw the constitutional rights in the trash of the citizens of this nation. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trum...ry?id=62444234

    Luckily there is talk of overriding this veto, and I hope they get to it stat! This is just unbelievable I mean seriously. This president is fighting tooth and nail to defend his terrorist friends. https://twitter.com/RoKhanna/status/1118307049891344384

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