In a vote of 321 to 103, Congress overwhelmingly voted in favor of continuing the partial US occupation of Syria.
House Congressional Resolution 21 stated the following:
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1544(c)), Congress directs the President to remove the United States Armed Forces from Syria by not later than the date that is 180 days after the date of the adoption of this concurrent resolution.
The Resolution was sponsored by five Republicans. It was supported by 21.6% of Republicans and 27.2% of Democrats.
The US military occupies, by force, the Syrian oil fields in the southeastern part of the country and the remote al-Tanf. The US military also has a presence in parts of Rojava. America is sponsoring a single-party autocratic mini-state run by the PYD, which is the Syrian branch of the PKK. Even though the USA officially recognizes the PKK as a “terrorist group.” The armed wing of the PYD is the US-armed YPG, which is currently at war with the Turkish army and Turkish-sponsored militant groups.
Rival Kurdish political groups, who oppose the PKK/PYD, have been banned and their leaders are largely living in exile in Iraq.
A US exit from Syria would greatly ease tensions between the USA and Turkey. It would also ease tensions between the USA and Iran and tensions between America and Arab Shiite communities across the Middle East.
These are the congressmen who voted in favor of the resolution.
Green, Al (TX)