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Joint Statement: Speaker Ryan Continues to Block Crucial Yemen Vote—And American Bombs Keep Falling

December 20, 2018

UNITED STATES CONGRESS

For Immediate Release
December 20, 2018

Contact: Kate Stotesbery

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Joint Statement: Speaker Ryan Continues to Block Crucial Yemen Vote—And American Bombs Keep Falling

Washington, D.C. — Congressmembers Lloyd Doggett, Barbara Lee, Jim McGovern, Ro Khanna, Mark Pocan, Tulsi Gabbard, and Peter Welch today called on Speaker Ryan to end his blockade on a crucial Yemen vote—the resolution passed in the Senate with a bipartisan majority. Together, they released the following statement:

“We urge Speaker Paul Ryan to end his blockade on behalf of President Trump and allow the House to vote on what has already been approved in the Senate by a bipartisan vote of 56 to 41: a resolution to withdraw U.S. support for Saudi forces in the bloody war in Yemen.

If Speaker Ryan will not heed our voices or those of his Republican Senate colleagues, we hope that in this holiday season he will at least heed the voice of the suffering. The U.N. recently estimated that every 10 minutes, a child dies in Yemen. When the American-backed Saudi coalition attacked a school bus, killing 40 little children, scrawled across the bomb were markings showing that it was made in America.

Let’s stop America’s role in what is currently the world’s worst humanitarian crisis; Republican leadership must let the House vote to end U.S. involvement. To stop the suffering from increasing, permit a vote to stop American bombs from falling.”

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