Senate Approves Bill to End US Support of Saudi Arabia in Yemen War

5 years ago
Senate Approves Bill to End US Support of Saudi Arabia in Yemen War The resolution was authored by
2020 Democratic presidential candidate
Bernie Sanders. Bernie Sanders, via statement The bill passed 54-46, with a handful of GOP senators joining Democrats. The legislation has been seen as a reprimand of Saudi Arabia. The country's stance with the U.S. government has suffered since the killing of journalist
Jamal Khashoggi. The Democratic-controlled House is expected to pass the bill and then
send it to President Trump. Conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran in the Yemen region has so far killed over 50,000 people. It has also created a
humanitarian crisis with millions
left homeless and without food. The White House voiced its opposition to the bill last month, saying it hurts the U.S.' standing
in the Middle East. Trump hasn't vetoed any bills since entering office, but has signaled he could reject this one.

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