U.S. House Passes Bill To Halt U.S. Support Of Saudi Arabia In Yemen War

POLITICO: House rebuffs Trump’s foreign policy with Yemen vote
“The House on Wednesday passed a bill to halt U.S. involvement in Yemen’s civil war — yet another bipartisan rebuke of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. The legislation now heads to the Senate, where proponents expect it to narrowly pass in the coming weeks before arriving on Trump’s desk, setting up the first veto of his presidency. The War Powers resolution cuts off U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition, which is bombing Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. The civil war has sparked a humanitarian crisis in the country, including widespread famine and cholera outbreaks…” (Desiderio, 2/13).

New York Times: House Votes to Halt Aid for Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen
“…The 248-to-177 vote, condemning a nearly four-year conflict in Yemen that has killed thousands of civilians and inflicted a devastating famine, will pressure the Republican-controlled Senate to respond. Eighteen Republicans — almost all of them hard-line conservatives with the Freedom Caucus — voted with the Democratic majority…” (Edmondson/Savage, 2/13).

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