The U.S. Senate backed a resolution on Thursday to end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabian-led war in Yemen, defying President Donald Trump with a historic vote that underscored lawmakers’ anger over the murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Although the measure would have to clear additional hurdles to become law, the 56-41 vote marked the first time either chamber of Congress had backed a move to withdraw U.S. forces from a foreign military engagement under the War Powers Act. That law, passed during the Vietnam War, limits the president’s ability to commit U.S. forces to potential hostilities without congressional approval.
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