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president Donald Trump is over writing Congress on a measure that would have ended U. S. involvement in the Yemen war trump said Tuesday he's vetoing the bill which was passed in both houses of Congress earlier this year Yemen is on the brink of famine after a civil war that's now stretched into its fourth year the resolution was the first time in US history both the house and Senate have supported the so called war powers resolution that can limit the president's power to send troops into action in his veto message trump accused Congress of trying to weaken his constitutional authority adding that the resolution to curb US support for the war is unnecessary and endangers the lives of American citizens and service members it's now the second time trump has used his veto card since coming into office , the civil war in Yemen pits a Saudi led coalition against rebels backed by Iran the U. S. doesn't provide soldiers on the ground but it has helped its allies in Saudi Arabia with measures including arms sales and targeting support for Saudi air strikes supporters of the US involvement there argue a withdrawal could give a boost to the %HESITATION on linked Hootie rebels the United Nations calls the war of the worlds most dire humanitarian crisis it's killed tens of thousands of people