Senate defies Trump, passes historic resolution to end US support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen war
"Regarding Yemen, it is completely understandable that Senators have concerns over the war, the American interests entangled in it and its consequences for Yemeni civilians," McConnell said. "I think there is bipartisan agreement — shared by the administration — that our objective should be the end of this horrible conflict. But this resolution will not end this conflict. It will not help Saudi pilots avoid civilian casualties."
The first version of the resolution passed the Senate during the last Congress by a 56-41 vote. But the Republican-led House would not take up that resolution at the end of 2018.
But the House version hit problems after House Republicans altered the resolution with a procedural maneuver called a motion to recommit. The tactic rarely works, but in this case, the GOP was able to add on language condemning anti-Semitism, which in turn caused procedural snags in the Senate.