29 April 2019 – Congress Should Defund Hostilities in Yemen


To maximize impact and reaffirm its war powers, as well as to end American complicity in a serious human rights catastrophe in Yemen, Congress must exercise its “power of the purse” and withhold appropriations for any military action in Yemen that is not related to defeating al- Qaeda. Defunding operations will prove less susceptible to a presidential veto and will avoid the legal issues surrounding the applicability of the WPA [War Powers Act] to the current U.S. mission in Yemen. It will be the quickest and cleanest way to disengage the United States from a devastating war in which we never should have been involved in the first place.