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Senate Defies Trump on U.S. Involvement in Yemen War

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The Senate voted Wednesday afternoon to advance a resolution that would cut off U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, the first time a resolution targeting the war has been approved and a sign of how fast the debate in Washington over the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia has shifted. The Trump administration announced earlier this month it would halt providing midair refueling, but the airstrikes have continued.

A similar resolution, sponsored by Sens. Chris Murphy, Bernie Sanders, and Mike Lee, was tabled in March by a vote of 55–44, with 10 Democrats including Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Bob Menendez and Armed Services Committee ranking member Jack Reed siding with the Republican majority.

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