Press Release ● Foreign Affairs
For Immediate Release: 
November 27, 2018
Contact Info: 
Annaliese Davis 202-225-4131
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following reports that the Trump Administration agreed to brief the Senate on the United States' involvement in Yemen, but are not briefing Members of the House:

“On August 14, I joined House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel, House Armed Services Committee Adam Smith, and Rep. Ro Khanna on a letter requesting that the House receive a briefing on the situation in Yemen and American involvement there.  While I am glad that the Administration has finally agreed to brief the Senate, by excluding Members of the House, this briefing will only meet the Administration’s responsibility halfway.  To the extent the House will likely take action on this issue next year, House Members need information to conduct their constitutional duties. 
 
“I hope the Administration will finally answer our letter and quickly schedule a House briefing on U.S. policy toward Yemen and U.S.-Saudi relations in light of the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi.  Members deserve to be fully informed and require the same briefing given to Senators.”