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- Yesterday, December 13th, the Senate voted and passed two resolutions concerning U.S. foreign policy related to Saudi Arabia.
- The first resolution, which was passed unanimously, addressed the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
- It said the Senate believes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is “responsible for the murder” and calls for the Saudi Arabian government to “ensure appropriate accountability.”
- The second resolution recommended that U.S. end its military assistance in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. It passed at 56-41, with 49 Democrats and 7 Republicans voting in favor.
- The resolution also describes the war in Yemen as a “humanitarian crisis” and demands that all parties seek an immediate cease-fire.
- The House is unlikely to consider the Yemen resolution, as House leaders have added a provision that will make it difficult to call to the floor.