WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday after the House of Representatives passed a resolution pursuant to the War Powers Act calling for the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen.
“The Founders specifically gave Congress – the branch closest to the people – the power to declare war,” Sen. Lee said. Yet we’ve been participating in the Yemeni Civil War since 2015 without any approval from Congress. It was unconstitutional then, and it’s unconstitutional now. Today the House took us one step closer to restoring Congress’s war powers, and I look forward to consideration here in the Senate.”