U.S. lawmakers make efforts to stop their country’s support for Saudi Arabia in the Yemen war

Nearly 50 members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a resolution on Wednesday seeking to end any U.S. involvement in Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen, with plans to introduce a similar measure in the Senate.

Among other things, the measure would end intelligence sharing that enables offensive strikes by the Saudi-led coalition, end logistical support for strikes and bar U.S. personnel from being assigned to accompany coalition forces engaged in hostilities without prior formal congressional authorization.

While many U.S. lawmakers consider Saudi Arabia an important partner in the Middle East, members of Congress have long criticized its involvement in the war in Yemen, a conflict considered one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters.

The resolution’s lead sponsors included Democratic Representatives Peter DeFazio, Adam Schiff, Pramila Jayapal and Republican Representative Nancy Mace. Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, plans to introduce a companion version in the Senate.

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