Press Release ● Defense and National Security
For Immediate Release: 
April 17, 2019
Contact Info: 
Annaliese Davis 202-225-4131
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on President Trump's veto of a bipartisan, bicameral resolution ending U.S. support for involvement in Yemen's civil war:

“President Trump has made it clear with this veto that he will stand in the way of bipartisan opposition in Congress to continued U.S. involvement in Yemen, and it is deeply disappointing that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has already signaled that he will not pursue an override of the veto, which would need to happen before the House can act. With 22 million lives at stake, this fight is not over, and the House will explore further legislation and conduct rigorous oversight.

“The Houthis and their Iranian sponsors are primarily responsible for this humanitarian catastrophe.  The international community must continue working to end this civil war that Iran and the Houthis launched and persist in waging at the expense of innocent civilians.  However, we cannot continue to support a flawed campaign resulting in a humanitarian disaster, and I will continue to support U.N.-led efforts to bring about a peaceful end to this conflict.”