2019-03-15 10:02:27

Senate Invokes War Powers Act on Yemen War



The Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution to end the US's involvement in Saudi Arabia's war on Yemen. The measure passed 54-47 and heads to the House where it appears likely to pass. The bill marks a rare show of partisan unity against the President. It passed the Senate last December but not the Republican-controlled House, so it was revived again in the Senate this year.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders who pushed for the bill, said in a statement, "U.S. participation in this war has not been authorized by Congress and is therefore unconstitutional. For the first time in 45 years, Congress must exercise its power under the War Powers Resolution and remove the U.S. from this war in Yemen." Trump has already said he will veto the bill if it passes both chambers.

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