US Senate passes a stopgap spending bill that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through February 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates.
The US Senate voted 54-46 to end US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
The US senate voted for ending support to Saudi-led coalition in Yemen and condemning crown prince MBS's role in dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing.
Trump has so far spoken to eight candidates in pursuit of a nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Senators Mike Lee and Jerry Moran each announced they could not support the bill in its current form, bringing to four the number of Republican senators opposed and effectively killing the revised version of the bill.
The latest forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office makes it more difficult for the already fraught Republican-drafted healthcare bill to win support for speedy passage.
The legislation also aims to prevent Trump from unilaterally easing pressure on Moscow. Meanwhile, the US president is reportedly being investigated for possible obstruction of justice.
Republicans have nominated Donald Trump as its candidate to run for president of the USA.
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