Oxfam’s response to the House passage of the Yemen War Powers Resolution

By Oxfam

In response to the passage of the Yemen War Powers Resolution, H.J. Res 37, in the House of Representatives, Oxfam America’s Michael Helms, Senior Advisor for Government Affairs, said:

“Oxfam welcomes the passage of the Yemen War Powers Resolution in the House yesterday, signaling that Congress will no longer stand to have the United States be complicit in the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen.

“As the largest humanitarian crisis facing the world today, Congress has a moral duty to ensure that the US no longer ignores the Yemeni people and those committing deadly attacks on them. The American people are watching our elected officials and the role our government is playing in a bloody, pointless war. 

“Oxfam now looks to the Senate, and encourages them to take up and approve the War Powers Resolution they passed in December 2018. Ending US assistance to the Saudi-led coalition is an essential first step to de-escalating the conflict, and shifting attention and pressure onto the peace negotiations to deliver the conditions necessary to alleviate the humanitarian crisis.”

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