Colloquially known as the “Farm Bill,” the House of Representatives voted to move “Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018” to a final vote. The procedural vote passed 206-203. The bill is being spearheaded by Rep. Michael Conway (R-TX11). The annual legislation gained attention due to a last-minute clause added by outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI01) saying that the “War Powers Resolution…shall not apply during the remainder of the One Hundred and Fifteenth Congress…with respect to Yemen.” The final version of the House’s Farm Bill was passed on December 13, 2018.
Because un-enacted legislation at the end of a Congress is wiped from the record books, any efforts to invoke the War Powers Resolution in regards to Yemen will need to restart in the 116th Congress.