This Week in War Powers News: March 1, 2019

This Week in War Powers News

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March 1, 2019

This Week in War Powers News

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UN Official: We’re Running Out of Time and Money to Help the Children of Yemen

UN Official on CNN.com: We're Running Out of Time and Money to Help the Children of Yemen

Mark Lowcock, United Nations undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, writes at CNN.com:

Throughout 2018, despite one of the most dangerous and complex operational environments, some 254 international and national partners actively coordinated with the UN to provide even more people in Yemen with life-saving support. Together, we assist about 8 million people every month across the country — the largest aid operation in the world.

In December alone, we reached a record number of more than 10 million people with food assistance.

But much more needs to be done. We know we can save millions more lives this year. But we are running out of time.


GOP Maneuver Will Block Yemen Bill From Getting Senate Vote

POLITICO: GOP Maneuver Will Block Yemen Bill From Getting Senate Vote

A House-passed bill to halt U.S. involvement in Yemen’s deadly civil war will not get a vote in the Senate, a setback to Democrats and Republicans who sought to cut off U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

The Senate parliamentarian ruled that an amendment to the House-passed bill which contains language condemning anti-Semitism was not “germane” to the Yemen War Powers resolution — a decision that allows Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to block a vote on the measure. The legislation initially had “privileged” status, giving supporters an end run around McConnell, who has long opposed the effort.

Read more at POLITICO