Sens. Mike Lee and Bernie Sanders introduce a joint resolution to remove U.S. armed forces from hostilities in Yemen.

The Senate rejected a resolution which would have halted U.S. military aid to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Tuesday by a 55 to 44 vote.

Why it matters: The bipartisan resolution, introduced by Sens. Bernie Sanders, Chris Murphy, and Mike Lee at the beginning of the month, argues that U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen is unconstitutional because Congress never approved it. It's been opposed primarily by Republicans, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying he would vote no earlier in the day.

  • Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, pushed to table the motion and "let the committee do its work...let us bring something to the floor that will actually have an outcome, and then lets have a debate down the road."
  • Worth noting: The vote comes on the same day of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's D.C. visit.

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America's leaders are rethinking how they view Independence Day, as the country reckons with the historic, unequal treatment of people of color during a pandemic which has disproportionately affected nonwhite Americans.

Why it matters: The country’s legacy of racism has come into sharp focus in the weeks of protests following the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody. From Confederate statues to Mount Rushmore, Americans are reexamining the symbols and traditions they elevate and the history behind them.

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Why it matters: This review is the first formal step the Redskins are taking since the debate surrounding the name first began. It comes after weeks of discussions between the team and the NFL, the team said.