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Pelosi Statement on War Powers Resolution Vote

February 13, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the House overwhelmingly passed a War Powers Resolution that limits the United States’ involvement in the conflict in Yemen:

“The conflict in Yemen has gone on for far too long, leaving a permanent stain on the conscience of the world.

“House Democrats salute the persistent leadership of Chairman Adam Smith and Congressman Ro Khanna to pass this critical, long overdue resolution to reassert Congress’s long-established oversight responsibilities and limit America’s engagement in this horrific war.  We call on the President to sign this legislation, and to work with the Congress to advance a peaceful, enduring political solution to the conflict and end the humanitarian crisis.

“Real, immediate action must be taken to end this devastating war.”