‘Congress’s vote to end US involvement in Yemen war’-may face Trump’s veto’
United States (US) Congress has voted to end American involvement in Yemen war, rebuffing Trump administration’s support for military campaign led by Saudi Arabia.
Bill now heads to President Donald Trump, who’s expected to veto it. White House says bill raises “serious constitutional concerns”. It’s first time Congress has invoked decades-old War Powers Resolution to try and stop a foreign conflict.
Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee New York Rep. Eliot Engel says Congress “is no longer going to ignore its constitutional obligations when it comes to foreign policy”.
Yemen war is in its fifth year. Thousands have been killed and millions are on brink of starvation, creating what United Nations calls world’s worst humanitarian crisis.