Senate Passes Yemen War Powers Resolution
Sen. Bernie Sanders released the following statement Wednesday after the Senate passed a resolution to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen:
"Today, in an historic vote, the United States Senate sent a very important message. We told the world that we will not continue to support Saudi Arabia in causing the worst humanitarian disaster on the planet, where 85,000 children have already starved and where millions are facing imminent famine and death. Today we said that we have to end that war. We have to help the people of Yemen with food and with humanitarian supplies, not with more bombs.
"Just as importantly, what the Senate did today in a bipartisan way is to reassert the constitutional authority of the United States Congress on issues of war. I hope my colleagues in the House will move quickly, so that the Congress can speak as one in telling the president that U.S. support for the war in Yemen must end."