In a sharp rebuke to the Trump administration, the House passed a bipartisan resolution that would limit American military assistance to the Saudi-led coalition waging a bloody war against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.
House lawmakers are set to vote on a on a proposed bill to end US involvement in the proxy war in Yemen.
It was the first time the House of Representatives has ever supported a war powers resolution, but the 248-177 vote - nearly entirely along party lines - would not be enough, however, to overcome Trump's promise to issue what would likely be his first veto. The Senate is also expected to vote on the resolution within 30 days. A parallel resolution was passed by the Senate late past year in a 56-to-41 vote. While there are no official numbers, the USA is known to have troops on the ground in the war-torn country, mainly to fight Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).More news: Serial killer shares portraits he made of unidentified victims
If approved by the Senate, the resolution will still need Mr Trump's signature to become law.
Trump has yet to veto any measures from Congress.
Two weeks ago, the White House issued a veto threat against the resolution, saying in a statement of administration policy that the "premise of the joint resolution is flawed" and that USA assistance to the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen is "limited". It also said the measure would harm relationships in the region and hurt the US ability to prevent the spread of violent extremism.More news: Brock Long Steps Down As FEMA Administrator
The White House says the House resolution is "flawed" because USA troops are not directly involved in military action in Yemen, where the coalition is fighting the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.
UN Envoy Martin Griffiths has been engaged in shuttle diplomacy between Sanaa, Riyadh and Muscat, trying to salvage the Stockholm agreement in December and calling for a ceasefire in Hodeidah.More news: The Portland Trail Blazers Signing Enes Kanter Is A Puzzling Decision