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.
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 reinforce the preexisting Yemeni government in power -- through airstrikes, bombing campaigns, and other military actions. The U.S. had been helping support that effort, across both the Obama and Trump administrations.
But since Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 17th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2019
Length: 9 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 13, 2019 but was never passed by the Senate.
96 Cosponsors (93 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
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
“Engel statement on Senate Republicans Blocking Yemen War Resolution”
— Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 28, 2019
“Rep. Yoho Does Not Support Partisan Yemen Resolution”
— Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3, 2013-2020] on Feb 13, 2019
H.J.Res. 37 (116th) was 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.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 37. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This joint resolution was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress, H.R.J. Res. 37, 116th Cong. (2019).
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