WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a resolution that would end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the war in Yemen, as many lawmakers sought to push President Donald Trump to toughen his policy toward the kingdom.
It was the first time the House of Representatives has ever supported a war powers resolution, but the 248-177 vote – almost entirely along party lines – would not be enough, however, to overcome Trump’s promise to issue what would likely be his first veto.
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Only 18 of Trump’s fellow Republicans in the House joined 230 Democrats in supporting the resolution seeking to stop the U.S. military from any hostilities in or affecting Yemen, including refueling aircraft conducting missions in the Yemen civil war, without authorization from Congress.
Democrats and Republicans reintroduced the war powers resolution two weeks ago as a way to send a strong message to Riyadh about the humanitarian disaster in Yemen and condemn the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Yemen’s almost four-year war has killed tens of thousands of people, collapsed the economy and brought millions...
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