WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to House passage of S.J. Res 7.
“Passage of this resolution makes clear to the Trump Administration that the United States should not be providing support for the Saudi-led coalition in the conflict in Yemen. Over four years into the civil war, the Yemeni people continue to face the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The situation remains on extremely fragile ground – failed progress in the peace process and any escalation in violence risks worsening the food insecurity, cholera outbreak, and displacement already plaguing the country. The United States must be squarely focused on using its leverage to reinforce the UN Special Envoy’s efforts towards a peaceful resolution and to take steps to alleviate the devastating effects of this conflict on the Yemeni people. Any U.S. involvement in Yemen must be debated transparently, and Congress will continue to assert its oversight role of the administration on Yemen.”