For the second time in three months, the Senate has voted to stop the U.S. contribution to the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen. In a 54-46 vote, the Senate backed a resolution brought by Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) that considers the war a usurpation of Congress’ war powers, much as it did in December. The measure complements one passed by the House last month, but because of parliamentary problems brought by amendments to the House bill, Sanders and his allies needed to re-pass their December resolution and send it back for yet another House vote. “Let us bring this catastrophic war in Yemen to an end and focus our efforts on the diplomatic resolution and humanitarian aid that is so desperately needed,” Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, said shortly before the vote. President Trump, a staunch ally of the Saudis, has vowed to veto the resolution.
— Spencer Ackerman