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Thu Dec 13, 2018, 01:47 PM

Facebook LIVE: The Eyes of the World Are on the Senate

https://www.facebook.com/senatorsanders/videos/742489232771446/



Let us show the world today that the U.S. Senate recognizes that real American power does not come from our ability to blow things up, but from our ability to bring people together.

We must finally end US support for the disastrous Saudi-led war in Yemen.


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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 02:05 PM

1. SenSanders just ended his floor time, strongly opposes Cotton amendments.





Sen. Tom Cotton is trying to cripple a bill to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen
December 13 2018, 1:23 p.m.

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WITH THE SENATE set to vote on a resolution that could end U.S. support for the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen, hawkish Republican Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., has introduced two last-minute amendments that would largely undermine it.

The Senate will vote Thursday afternoon on a resolution that, if it were to also pass the House of Representatives, would direct President Trump to remove U.S. forces from hostilities stemming from Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen, which has killed thousands and contributed to the world’s worst famine.

The measure was introduced by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; and Mike Lee, R-Utah, and failed 55-44 in March. But following the killing of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in Turkey, the measure gained broader support and easily passed two procedural votes. An amendment process and final vote is expected Thursday.

Cotton’s first proposed amendment would allow the U.S. to give Saudi Arabia “materials and advice” as long as they were “intended to reduce civilian casualties or further enable adherence to the Law of Armed Conflict.” That would essentially mean business as usual, because the Obama and Trump administrations have consistently claimed since the fighting began in 2015 that their backing — which includes providing weapons, intelligence, and logistical support — was aimed at reducing civilian casualties.

https://theintercept.com/2018/12/13/yemen-war-senate-vote-saudi-arabia/

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 02:09 PM

2. Vote count ongoing, but early mix of Rs & Ds suggests that this will pass overwhelmingly.

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Response to Donkees (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 02:23 PM

3. Young-Shaheen-Coons-Collins amdmt passes 58-41.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 02:24 PM

4. Now a debate over amdmt 4096, intro'd by Cornyn.

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Response to Donkees (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 02:43 PM

5. Yea 99 - 0

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 02:45 PM

6. Cotton now standing to push for 4098.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 02:48 PM

7. Cotton is misrepresenting intention behind 4098 -- US self-defense not put into question by #SJRes54

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 02:58 PM

8. The chamber will vote down 4098 on a closer margin but this was the last attempt to undermine res.

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Response to Donkees (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 03:03 PM

9. 4098 has been voted down 54-45.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 03:06 PM

10. SenSanders to the floor again, framing the vote as a statement against the "military adventurism"




.@SenSanders to the floor again, framing the vote as a statement against the "military adventurism" of the "despotic regime" of Saudi Arabia. Notes that it is the 45th year to the day of the passage of the War Powers Resolution of 1973.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 03:08 PM

11. Final vote now

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Response to Donkees (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 03:24 PM

12. Yea 56 - Nay 41

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 03:26 PM

13. BREAKING: Senate approves resolution calling for ending U.S. military involvement in Saudi Arabia ..

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