Exciting update on legislation that Peace Action Mainers can support!
With a new Congress, prior active legislation needs to be reintroduced and frequently is assigned a new number.
-Legislation to End U. S. Role in Yemen War*. Both Rep. Pingree and Golden have co-sponsored this legislation which passed in the House on Feb.13. PAM thanks them both for their support!
Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) re-introduced bipartisan, privileged resolutions to force a vote on whether or not to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen. (SJRes 7/ HJRes 37)Watch the Jan. 30 press conference full video here. This is the same resolution that has already passed the Senate to end U.S. support for this war. The time is long overdue for the Congress to reclaim its Constitutional right to authorize war. Peace Action's statement in support of this legislation is posted here.
-Legislation to prevent the president from launching a nuclear first strike without a congressional declaration of war. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) just have re-introduced the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act (H.R. 669 / S. 200). Peace Action Maine worked to support these bills and we hope you might join us in support again this year. Peace Action's statement in support is posted. Click here for a video of the press conference announcing the re-introduction of the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act.
*Want to end U.S. support for the brutal, unconstitutional, war in #Yemen? Call your members of Congress today at 202-224-3121 & ask them to support renewed legislation to end U.S. support for the war. #Yemen.