H.J.RES.37: Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.

About This Bill

  • Introduced Jan. 30, 2019
  • Latest Major Action Feb. 14, 2019

Bill Sponsor

Bill Cosponsors

96 (93 Democrats, 3 Republicans)

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Week Ending Rank
Feb. 17, 2019 10th

Bill Summary

This joint resolution directs the President to remove U.S. Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting Yemen within 30 days unless Congress authorizes a later withdrawal date, issues a declaration of war, or specifically authorizes the use of the Armed Forces. Prohibited activities include providing in-flight fueling for non-U.S. aircraft conducting missions as part of the conflict in Yemen. This joint resolution shall not affect any...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Statement of Administration Policy

The administration strongly opposes this legislation and has recommended the president veto it.

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 31 statements associated with H.J.RES.37.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 14
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Feb. 13
The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.J. Res. 37.
Feb. 13
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Feb. 13

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 248 - 177, 1 Present (Roll no. 83).

Feb. 13

On motion to recommit with instructions Agreed to by recorded vote: 424 - 0, 2 Present (Roll no. 82).

Feb. 13
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
Feb. 13
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kustoff (TN) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with sundry amendments to section 1 of the bill.
Feb. 13
Mr. Kustoff (TN) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Feb. 13
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Feb. 13
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
Feb. 13
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.J. Res. 37.
Feb. 13
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 122, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck amendment No. 2
Feb. 13
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.J. Res. 37.
Feb. 13
The Speaker designated the Honorable Stacey E. Plaskett to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
Feb. 13
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 122 and Rule XVIII.
Feb. 13
Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 37 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. A specified amendment is in order. The resolution provides through February 17, 2019, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules.
Feb. 13
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 122.
Feb. 13
Rule H. Res. 122 passed House.
Feb. 13
Mr. Kustoff (TN) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. (text: CR H1554)
Feb. 13
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 122. (consideration: CR H1543-1556; text: CR H1552)
Feb. 13
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kustoff (TN) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to state that it is in the national security interest of the United States to combat anti-Semitism around the world.
Feb. 11
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 122 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 37 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. A specified amendment is in order. The resolution provides through February 17, 2019, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules.
Feb. 8
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 2.
Feb. 8
Reported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs. H. Rept. 116-7.
Feb. 6
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 17.
Feb. 6
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Jan. 30
Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Jan. 30

Introduced in the House by Ro Khanna (D-Calif.)

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