The House of Representatives passed a resolution on Wednesday that would end the United States’s support for the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen, a strong rebuke to US President Donald Trump.
The measure, which was passed by 241-177 vote, will now go to the Senate where it enjoys broad support among Democrats and key Republicans. The Senate passed a similar measure in December, but that bill died when Congress adjourned for the year.
Democratic Representative Jim McGovern said ahead of Wednesday’s vote that nearly all of the bombs that have fallen were `Made in the United States of America’.
Two amendments were added to the resolution before the final vote. The first allows for continued intelligence sharing with Saudi Arabia, and the second condemns anti-Semitism and declares it’s the policy of the US to oppose trade boycotts against allies such as Israel.
The bill invokes the 1973 War Powers Act, which gave Congress the ability to end US involvement in a conflict if there was no formal declaration of war.