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March 13, 2019
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Dr. Rand Paul Applauds Senate for Again Voting to End U.S. Support for the War in Yemen
Final Resolution Includes Paul Amendment Protecting Senate’s Intent
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Rand Paul (R-KY) applauded the U.S. Senate for passing S.J. Res. 7 to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen. The final version of S.J. Res. 7, which passed by a vote of 54 to 46, follows similar action by the Senate in December 2018 and includes Dr. Paul’s amendment to guarantee the resolution cannot be construed as an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).
“Last year, the Senate took historic action to reassert its voice in foreign policy. Today’s vote is further proof of a momentum shift on our unconstitutional involvement in this unjust war. I am especially pleased that my amendment was included to prevent the resolution from potentially being misinterpreted as a new Authorization for Use of Military Force. I and others have worked hard to ensure Congress would not be silent in the face of Saudi Arabia’s disregard for human rights and innocent life, and today’s result proves what can be achieved by refusing to give up no matter the odds.”
You can read Dr. Paul’s amendment below.
Dr. Paul has repeatedly spoken out against U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen and has led multiple bipartisan efforts to limit the sale of U.S. weapons to the Saudi-led coalition waging the war. Most recently, in November 2018, he forced a procedural vote on his resolution that would have blocked the sale of an estimated $300 million in high-explosive rocket artillery and associated training and support to Bahrain, a member of the Saudi-led coalition.