|The Republican-controlled Senate voted 55–45 to pass a resolution (NYT) that would require President Donald J. Trump to seek congressional approval before taking military action against Iran, but fell short of a two-thirds majority needed to override a presidential veto.
The White House threatened to veto the resolution, which would not prevent (CNN) the United States from responding to an imminent attack. The House of Representatives, which passed a similar resolution last month, indicated it will take up (WSJ) the Senate motion. In the past year, nearly 130 House Republicans voted with Democrats to oppose the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. Additionally, bipartisan majorities in both chambers of Congress voted against arms sales to Saudi Arabia and U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.