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As you know efforts by both houses of Congress to stop U.S. arms sales to the Saudi regime have been defeated by Trump vetoes.

Representative Ro Khanna of California says he has a way to end the Saudi onslaught of Yemen.  In July the House accepted his  amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act barring the sale of parts to the Saudi Air force.  He says that if the House-Senate conference version includes it the President cannot politically veto it, because he would be vetoing the entire budget for the military.  Senator Bernie Sanders is in support. 

Petition Nancy Pelosi to put Rep. Khanna on the House-Senate committee ensuring there will be one fiery voice for the amendment.  Here's the link to a Move-On petition already signed by over 9,000 people.

Worth a phone call to your reps in the House and Senate.  Ask them to call on the House-Senate conference committee to include the #BanPartsToSaudiMilitary amendment in the final NDAA.

If you don’t know the numbers you can connect to any of them at


We were alerted to this idea by the weekly emails of the activists at Just Foreign Policy.

One Amendement Could End U.S. Support

for the Saudi War

Update. 9/15

Conference Committee to Consider the amendment to stop war on Yemen on Thursday

The House passed the amendement to the National Defense Authorization Act that would end U.S. help to the Saudi princes in their war against Yemen.  The Senate did not.  A confernce committee should be meeting starting Thurs. Sept. 19 to come to an agreement on the final bill.   40 groups signed a letter to House leadership asking them to include the Khanna-Schiff Amendment #339 in the final NDAA bill.  Call your legislator and ask them insist Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer stand firm on getting the Amendment into the final bill.