The US Senate voted Thursday to restrain President Donald Trump from attacking Iran, with eight members of his Republican Party bucking their leadership to agree.
Passage could embarrass the president, who has been able to count on the Republicans´ solid majority in the Senate to block legislation he disagrees with.
The Senate decision closed a four-month battle for and against impeachment of the president almost entirely along party lines.
Senators also rejected a request for a subpoena seeking the testimony of acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.
The historic impeachment trial of Donald Trump began in a bitterly divided Senate on Thursday with a solemn reading to a hushed chamber of the charges facing the combative 45th US president.
The US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in its report ahead of annual Foreign Appropriation Act for 2020 has added an appeal to end the humanitarian crisis in occupied Kashmir.
The legislation would have blocked the sale of Raytheon Co precision-guided munitions and related equipment.
Trump's response was swift and unequivocal: "VETO!" he tweeted after a dozen Republicans joined Democrats in voting down the emergency
Democrats deny there is an emergency at the border, saying border crossings are at a four-decade low
The war in Yemen is the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with an estimated 14 million people at risk of famine