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House votes to stop supporting Yemen war

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/04/19, 01:17 pm

WASHINGTON—The House approved a measure Thursday to cut off U.S. support for Saudi involvement in Yemen’s civil war, breaking with President Donald Trump’s foreign policy and setting up another possible presidential veto. The War Powers resolution passed by a 247-176 vote, with 16 Republicans joining their colleagues across the aisle. The measure passed in the Senate in March with a 54-46 bipartisan vote.

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Disaster relief bill fails in Senate

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/02/19, 10:59 am

WASHINGTON—A Republican-backed disaster relief bill failed to garner the 60 votes needed to move forward in the Senate on Monday due to a squabble about aid to Puerto Rico. Democrats opposed the measure, asking for an additional $700 million for U.S. territory’s hurricane recovery efforts. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., criticized the Trump administration for being slow to release the funds Congress designated for Puerto Rico after hurricanes ravaged it in 2017. He said the administration is withholding $20 billion.

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House fails to override Trump’s veto over emergency declaration

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/26/19, 03:43 pm

WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives failed in its attempt to override President Donald Trump’s first veto Tuesday, leaving his national emergency declaration for funding a wall along the U.S. southern border intact. The 248-181 vote fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override the veto, with 14 Republicans joining all House Democrats in support of the measure.

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