WASHINGTON - Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced a joint resolution pursuant to the War Powers Act Wednesday, calling for the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen.
"Over the past century, Congress's power to declare war has been willfully eroded," Sen. Lee said. "Successive presidents have claimed that power-and the politicians in Congress have been only too happy to give it away, in order to avoid tough votes. This resolution is a first step toward Congress re-asserting its power over foreign policy decision-making. Congress can authorize-or decline to authorize-military engagements and define U.S. national interests."