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S.J.Res. 7 (116th): 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.

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

Bernard “Bernie” Sanders

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Vermont. Independent.

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Last Updated: Apr 9, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Jan 30, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Vetoed & Override Failed in Senate on May 2, 2019

This resolution was vetoed. The Senate attempted to override the veto on May 2, 2019 but failed.


19 Cosponsors (18 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Donald Trump [R, 2017-2021]: S.J. Res. 7 – Directing the President to Remove United States Armed Forces from Hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that Have Not Been Authorized by Congress (Apr 1, 2019)

What legislators are saying

Sanders, Lee, Khanna, Gaetz Lead Bipartisan Effort to Defund U.S. Role in Saudi War in Yemen
    — Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT] (Sponsor) on Sep 3, 2019

Warren, Lieu Call for Investigation into State Dept. Official's Efforts to Fast Track Saudi Arms Deal Benefitting Former Client Raytheon
    — Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 12, 2019

Inhofe Again Opposes Yemen War Powers Resolution
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] on May 2, 2019

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Jan 30, 2019

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

Mar 13, 2019
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Apr 4, 2019
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Apr 16, 2019

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

May 2, 2019
Senate Override Failed

A vote to override the President's veto failed in the Senate. The bill is now dead.

S.J.Res. 7 (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 S.J.Res. 7. 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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