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Lee Releases Statement On Yemen Resolution Passage

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Sen. Mike Lee released a statement  after the Senate passed a resolution calling for the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen Thursday.

“The Founders placed the power to declare war squarely in the legislative branch so that it would reside in the body most accountable to the people,” Lee said in the statement. “With passage of this resolution, we have reasserted Congress’s constitutional role over declaring war and over putting American blood and treasure on the line. It is long past time that we end U.S. involvement in this unauthorized, unjustified, and immoral war that has caused immense human suffering. Yesterday’s vote was a step in the right direction, and I look forward to the House of Representatives taking up and passing this resolution.”

In his remarks on the Senate floor, Lee called the situation in Yemen “the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.”