WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement regarding his support for S.J. Res. 54, the Yemen War Powers Resolution:
“It’s Congress’s constitutional responsibility to authorize when the American military engages in war. Therefore, I will once again vote in favor of the joint resolution denying American military involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. If the resolution prevails, it should help force a diplomatic resolution on the nearly four-year-long war and reduce the humanitarian crisis where 14 million Yemenis are on the brink of death from starvation.”
Items to note:
- On March 20, 2018, Sen. Moran was one of five Republicans who voted to proceed to consideration of S. J. Res. 54. It failed 55-44.
- Sen. Moran also joined letters to the Administration expressing concern regarding the humanitarian impact of the siege of Hudaydah, Yemen, as well as questioning the certification of Saudi compliance with American law.