"We must now control this president," said representative Ro Khanna, the Democrat in California and the author of the Yemen amendment. "There is no priority higher than stopping the war in the Middle East and famine in Yemen."
The defense policy bill said he "is the best vehicle for us to achieve it".
In response to the administration's decision in May to explain an emergency over Iran to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against the congress's wishes, the Chamber voted on Thursday 246 to 180 on a measure by representative Ted Lieu, the Democrat in California. to block sales. The emergency services disappeared legislators from both parties in both the House and the Senate.
Liberal Democrats are now lobbying their members to support a strange bedfellow change of Khanna, a pronounced liberal, and representative Matt Gaetz, Republican Florida and one of Mr Trump's strongest house alliances, which would prevent the use of means of war against Iran, if not expressly approved by Congress. A similar change on the Senate side failed last month with a vote of 50 to 40. It has won the support of strong conservatives – Koch-backed Americans for prosperity have lobbied members to support it and announced it would vote – as well as a cadres of centrist democratic freshmen with national security backgrounds.
The house will vote in the next few days about changes that would wind up the military force state that passed after September 11, 2001, and aborted all air-to-air ammunition sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for the next year.
The defense policy bill has traditionally been an interdisciplinary exercise, but the House Republicans have come out strongly against this year's version and explain it a partisan document, a fee Democrats in the armed service committee has threatened dispute.
If the bill clears the chamber as early as Friday, it must still be reconciled with a senate version that is much less confrontational. The House Edition bans the use of military building funds for the Presidential Wall along the Mexican border, while the Senate version allocates $ 3.6 billion to replenish military construction that the President hopes to seize on the southwestern border.