Senate Vote Thursday on Yemen War: Schedule and Amendments

FYI – There are two terrible Cotton amendments that would essentially open, not shut the door, to US involvement in the war. Cornyn also offering three problematic amendments though not as poison pill as Cotton.

If groups can weigh in OPPOSITION TO Cotton #4097, Cotton #4098, Cornyn #4096, Cornyn #4090, Cornyn #4095, and IN SUPPORT of Sanders #4105 & Young #4080 it would be very impactful to tomorrow afternoon’s votes.

See below for more details.

By unanimous consent, the Senate adopted the following agreement for consideration of S.J.Res.54:

At 1:45 pm on Thursday, December 13th, all time be considered expired on S.J.Res.54, and the Senate vote in relation to the following amendments in the order listed, with 2 minutes equally divided in the usual form prior to each vote:

Further, that following disposition of the amendments, the resolution, as amended if amended, be read a third time and the Senate vote on passage with no intervening action or debate

As a result, there could be up to 8 roll call votes on the resolution tomorrow beginning at 1:45 PM (EST).

Friends Committee on National Legislation Applauds Bipartisan Initiative to End Illegal American War in Yemen

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauds legislation introduced by a bipartisan quartet of U.S. Representatives to end US military backing for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

“As Quakers, we support legislation to end American involvement in the Saudi-led war that is slaughtering men, women, and children in Yemen. By refueling Saudi and Emirati jets as they bomb civilians, the US is enabling the world’s largest humanitarian crisis,” said Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. “We applaud Representatives Ro Khanna, Adam Smith, Mark Pocan, and Thomas Massie for their bipartisan initiative to reassert Congress’ constitutional authority to end this illegal war.”

By invoking the War Powers Resolution, the Khanna-Smith-Pocan-Massie legislation sets the stage for a House floor vote in November on ending the unauthorized war. The legislation has the support of House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and three ranking members of relevant committees: Rep. Smith of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Eliot Engel of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Jim McGovern of the House Rules Committee. Last March, 44 senators voted in support of similar legislation ending American involvement in the Yemeni civil war.

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