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Senate Sustains Presidential Veto of S.J Res 7 (53Y-45N)

After having been vetoed by President Trump on April 16th, the Senate failed to override the Presidential veto of the Yemen War Powers Resolution by a 53Y-45N margin, with the ‘nays’ representing a supportive vote for the President.

In order to have overruled the veto, the Senate would have needed to muster a 2/3’s majority (67 ‘yay’ votes), a bar the Senate failed to achieve. The sustaining of this veto marks the end of several efforts to end U.S. support for the War in Yemen by invoking the War Powers Resolution. Although it achieved some historic legislative victories, it appears that for the time being U.S. support for the Arab Coalition in the war will continue