[Congressional Record Volume 165, Number 5 (Thursday, January 10, 2019)]
[Page H375]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  (Ms. GABBARD asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Ms. GABBARD. Madam Speaker, 100 days ago today, the Saudi regime 
ordered the assassination of a journalist named Jamal Khashoggi.
  This atrocity brought the world's attention to Saudi Arabia, a 
radical Wahhabi theocracy where the oppression of women and the 
persecution of Christians, Hindus, atheists, and other religious 
minorities, as well as the LGBT community, is a norm.
  Since 2015, the United States has supported Saudi Arabia's genocidal 
war in Yemen that has killed tens of thousands of civilians, causing 
millions of Yemeni people to suffer, starve, and get sick, creating the 
worst humanitarian crisis in the world.
  They spend billions of dollars spreading the extreme Wahhabi-Salafist 
ideology that fuels terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qaida around the 
  Contrary to what President Trump believes, Saudi Arabia is not our 
  Here we are, 100 days later, and this Congress still refuses to take 
action to stop U.S. support for Saudi Arabia, to stop arms sales to 
Saudi Arabia. Congress must act now to end its support for Saudi 
Arabia's genocidal war in Yemen, exercise our constitutional authority 
over matters of war, and stop putting the profits of the military-
industrial complex before the lives of the American people and people 
in the world.