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H.J.Res. 37: Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.

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About the resolution

A recently House-passed bill, which seems likely to pass in the Senate, could mark President Trump's first veto in office.

Context

Yemen has been mired in a civil war since March 2015, between the internationally-recognized government and an Islamic armed rebel group called the Houthis, along with their allies including ISIS and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). More than 60,000 people have died in the conflict to date.

Saudi Arabia, which borders Yemen to the north, has led a coalition of nations aiming to restore and ...

Sponsor and status

Ro Khanna

Sponsor. Representative for California's 17th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2019
Length: 9 pages
Introduced
Jan 30, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 13, 2019

This resolution passed in the House on February 13, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

STATEMENT: Rep. Khanna on historic vote, passage of the Yemen WPR in House
    — Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA17] (Sponsor) on Feb 13, 2019

Chairman Deutch Statement on Yemen War Powers Resolution Sent to President's Desk
    — Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 4, 2019

Rep. Yoho Does Not Support Partisan Yemen Resolution
    — Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3] on Feb 13, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.J. Res. 37 will be negligible.

History

Jan 30, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Feb 6, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Feb 8, 2019
 
Reported by House Committee on Foreign Affairs

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Feb 13, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.J.Res. 37 is a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

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