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GOP Leaders Want to Delay Yemen War Powers Vote – News From Antiwar.com

Posted by M. C. Fox on March 16, 2018

Those wishing to contact their senators to urge them to support SJ Res. 54 should call 1 (202) 899-8938. Tentatively, the vote is still expected to happen next week.

https://news.antiwar.com/2018/03/15/gop-leaders-want-to-delay-yemen-war-powers-vote/

Jason Ditz

Expectations are that the Senate War Powers vote on the Yemen War, SJ Res 54, will come up for debate and a vote next week. That may not happen if the Republican leadership gets its way, however, as many are opposed to the bill, and are trying to stall a vote….

SJ Res 54, pushed by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT), is indeed the first time the US Senate has ever faced a War Powers challenge. Administration officials have conceded the main point, that they don’t have a Congressional authorization to justify their involvement in the Saudi invasion of Yemen….

That argument won’t convince anybody. That’s why the Pentagon is mostly appealing to hawkish Senate leaders who are comfortable with unauthorized wars, and are more than happy to look for procedural loopholes to derail the vote.

Those wishing to contact their senators to urge them to support SJ Res. 54 should call 1 (202) 899-8938. Tentatively, the vote is still expected to happen next week.

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