Senate tees up Yemen vote for Tuesday
© Greg Nash

The Senate has formally teed up a vote on ending U.S. military involvement in Yemen for Tuesday. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMomentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day Trump expects to nominate woman to replace Ginsburg next week Video of Lindsey Graham arguing against nominating a Supreme Court justice in an election year goes viral MORE (R-Ky.), wrapping up for the Senate for the evening, asked consent that supporters of the resolution be able to call up the measure once the Senate reconvenes on Tuesday, with up to four hours of debate before a vote. 
 
If all debate time is used up, a vote is expected at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Senate GOP cloakroom. The Senate is expected to vote on tabling, or effectively pigeonholing, the resolution. 
 
The resolution, spearheaded by Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersNYT editorial board remembers Ginsburg: She 'will forever have two legacies' Two GOP governors urge Republicans to hold off on Supreme Court nominee Sanders knocks McConnell: He's going against Ginsburg's 'dying wishes' MORE (I-Vt.), Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeMcConnell shores up GOP support for coronavirus package McConnell tries to unify GOP Davis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump MORE (R-Utah) and Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyDemocratic senator calls for 'more flexible' medical supply chain to counter pandemics The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Don't expect a government check anytime soon GOP chairman to release interim report on Biden probe 'in about a week' MORE (D-Conn.), would require any U.S. forces not involved in fighting al Qaeda or related groups to be out of the country within 30 days.
 
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The United States has provided support for the Saudi campaign in Yemen's three-year civil war.
 
But the resolution faces an uphill battle in a GOP-controlled Congress, with both the Trump administration and Republican leadership opposed to the effort. 
 
GOP Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerHas Congress captured Russia policy? Tennessee primary battle turns nasty for Republicans Cheney clashes with Trump MORE (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said on Monday evening that he wasn't sure where the votes were but hoped it wouldn't advance. 
 
 
Murphy also appeared somewhat cautious about whether or not his resolution would be able to muster the votes. He predicted most Republicans will oppose it while the vote count remained "fluid" on the Democratic side. 
 
"You know it's a new precedent. ... I think a lot of members on our side are tying to figure out what a 'yes' vote means and what a 'no' vote means," he told The Hill. 
 
Supporters of the resolution are using a provision of the International Security and Arms Export Control Act of 1976 to force the vote.