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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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Dingell Statement after Classified Briefing on Yemen

December 13, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement after receiving a classified briefing on the US military’s involvement in Yemen from Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo:

“The ongoing war in Yemen has caused endless suffering and is a serious humanitarian crisis. The decision to send the military to war is perhaps one of Congress’ greatest responsibilities. The Senate is having the debate the House should also be having. For the third time, the House has shut down debate by quietly sneaking it into a procedural vote. Today, House members received an update from military and diplomatic officials. Families in my hometown are telling me about horrific conditions. People are starving, homes have been bombed, diseases – including a cholera epidemic – are rampant, and too many have been lost to a reckless Saudi-led aerial bombing campaign. Congress has a moral responsibility to end the war in Yemen.”

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