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Engel Statement on Republicans Blocking Debate on Yemen Resolution

ENGEL STATEMENT ON REPUBLICANS BLOCKING DEBATE ON YEMEN RESOLUTION

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the Rules Committee’s decision to block floor debate on Rep. Ro Khanna’s war powers resolution on Yemen:

“It’s outrageous and unprecedented that House Republicans are shutting down debate about America’s involvement in the war in Yemen. After three years of civil war, Yemeni civilians continue to die from disease, famine, and violence, while the parties appear no closer to a political solution. At the same time, Congress’s failure to deal with these issues could have broad consequences for our other military engagements around the world. It’s wrong for Republicans to stop the House from taking up these critical issues.”