Bill to end US involvement in the war in Yemen

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115TH CONGRESS
1ST SESSION H. CON. RES. 81
Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to remove United States Armed Forces from unauthorized hostilities in the Republic of Yemen.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
Mr. KHANNA (for himself, Mr. MASSIE, Mr. POCAN, and Mr. JONES) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to remove United States Armed Forces from unauthorized hostilities in the Republic of Yemen.
1 Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate 2 concurring), 3 SECTION 1. REMOVAL OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES
4 FROM HOSTILITIES IN THE REPUBLIC OF
5 YEMEN THAT HAVE NOT BEEN AUTHORIZED
6 BY CONGRESS.
7 (a) FINDINGS.—Congress finds the following:
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1 (1) Congress has the sole power to declare war 2 under article I, section 8, of the Constitution. 3 (2) A state of war has not been declared to 4 exist with respect to the conflict between forces led 5 by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates 6 against the Houthi-Saleh alliance in the Republic of 7 Yemen. 8 (3) United States Armed Forces have been in9 volved in hostilities between Saudi-led forces and the 10 Houthi-Saleh alliance, including through assisting 11 Saudi and United Arab Emirates warplanes con12 ducting aerial bombings in Yemen with selecting tar13 gets and by providing midair refueling services to 14 such warplanes, amounting to millions of pounds of 15 jet fuel delivered during thousands of Saudi and 16 United Arab Emirates airstrikes. 17 (4) According to the Department of State’s 18 Country Reports on Terrorism 2016, the conflict be19 tween Saudi-led forces and the Houthi-Saleh alliance 20 is counterproductive to ongoing efforts by the United 21 States to pursue Al Qaeda and its associated forces 22 under the Authorization for the Use of Military 23 Force (Public Law 107–40; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note). 24 (5) No authorization for the use of United 25 States Armed Forces with respect to the conflict be-
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1 tween Saudi-led forces and the Houthi-Saleh alliance 2 in Yemen has been enacted, and no provision of law 3 authorizes the provision of midair refueling services 4 to warplanes of Saudi Arabia or the United Arab 5 Emirates that are engaged in such conflict. 6 (6) The conflict between Saudi-led forces and 7 the Houthi-Saleh alliance in Yemen constitutes, 8 within the meaning of section 4(a)(1) of the War 9 Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1543(a)(1)), either 10 hostilities or a situation where imminent involvement 11 in hostilities is clearly indicated by the cir12 cumstances into which United States Armed Forces 13 have been introduced. 14 (b) REMOVAL OF ARMED FORCES.—Pursuant to sec15 tion 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 16 1544(c)), Congress hereby directs the President to remove 17 United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Repub18 lic of Yemen, except United States Armed Forces engaged 19 in operations directed at Al Qaeda in the Arabian Penin20 sula or associated forces, by not later than the date that 21 is 30 days after the date of the adoption of this concurrent 22 resolution (unless the President requests and the Congress 23 authorizes a later date), and unless and until a declaration
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1 of war or specific authorization for such use of United 2 States Armed Forces has been enacted.

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    Mr Dawson. I will also be at tilap, and would very much like to accompany you during your DC days, as you mentioned on the show. Retired soldier that was on Redacted tonight and plugged you, before they started covering up israeli involvement in the Sept 11th crime. Please let me know,
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