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Senate Advances Resolution to End U.S. Support for Saudi-Led War in Yemen | Foreign Policy
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Senate Advances Resolution to End U.S. Support for Saudi-Led War in Yemen | Foreign Policy

In a sharp rebuke of the Trump administration, the Senate voted on Wednesday to advance a resolution demanding an end to U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s coalition in the Yemen conflict, despite an extraordinary effort by top administration officials to convince lawmakers to quash it.

The resolution passed its first hurdle by a vote of 63 to 37. The wide margin reflects broad concern about the American role in the war and a growing anger among lawmakers over the Trump administration’s continuing support for Saudi Arabia following the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The vote set up what could be an unprecedented legal showdown between the White House and Congress over war powers.

Source: Senate Advances Resolution to End U.S. Support for Saudi-Led War in Yemen | Foreign Policy