The Bill “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.” Has Been Passed

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I)

Bill Passed: 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.

This bill passed the Senate Mar 13, 2019 . It was introduced by (I) Senator Bernard Sanders from VT.

Summary: This joint resolution directs the President to remove U.S. Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting Yemen within 30 days unless Congress authorizes a later withdrawal date, issues a declaration of war, or specifically authorizes the use of the Armed Forces. Prohibited activites include providing in-flight fueling for non-U.S. aircraft conducting missions as part of the conflict in Yemen. This joint resolution shall not affect any military operations directed at Al Qaeda. The President must submit to Congress, within 90 days, reports assessing the risks that would be posed (1) if the United States were to cease supporting operations with respect to the conflict in Yemen, and (2) if Saudi Arabia were to cease sharing Yemen-related intelligence with the United States.

The bill mainly relates to these subjects; Congressional oversight, Terrorism, Israel, Saudi Arabia, War and emergency powers, Yemen, Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad, Military operations and strategy, Conflicts and wars, Foreign aid and international relief, Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information, Middle East, Military assistance, sales, and agreements, Presidents and presidential powers, Vice Presidents and International Affairs.

Bill amendments

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  • To provide a rule of construction regarding intelligence sharing.
  • To provide an exception for supporting efforts to defend against ballistic missile, cruise missile, and unmanned aerial vehicle threats to civilian population centers in coalition countries, including locations where citizens and nationals of the United States reside.
  • To provide that nothing in the joint resolution may be construed as authorizing the use of military force.

Bill Cosponsors

  • (R) Sen. Mike Lee from UT
  • (D) Sen. Christopher S. Murphy from CT
  • (D) Sen. Cory Booker from NJ
  • (D) Sen. Richard J. Durbin from IL
  • (D) Sen. Elizabeth Warren from MA
  • (D) Sen. Edward J. Markey from MA
  • (D) Sen. Patrick J. Leahy from VT
  • (D) Sen. Dianne Feinstein from CA
  • (D) Sen. Ron Wyden from OR
  • (D) Sen. Richard Blumenthal from CT
  • (D) Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand from NY
  • (D) Sen. Tammy Baldwin from WI
  • (D) Sen. Jeff Merkley from OR
  • (D) Sen. Tim Kaine from VA
  • (D) Sen. Kamala Harris from CA
  • (D) Sen. Sherrod Brown from OH
  • (D) Sen. Gary Peters from MI
  • (D) Sen. Amy Klobuchar from MN
  • (D) Sen. Brian Schatz from HI


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