The president tweeted that he's authorized the release of strategic petroleum reserves "if needed" to stabilize energy markets after an attack on Saudi oil sites.
Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the attacks in Buqyaq and the Khurais oil field.
The attacks on a detention center run by Houthi rebels have been characterized as the deadliest so far this year by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.
Thursday’s attacks were the deadliest in Aden, Yemen's temporary seat of government, since November 2017.
The split by lawmakers with national security backgrounds shows the risk of party fractures growing over foreign policy.
At the root of the recent spike in tensions appears to be Trump’s decision a year ago to pull out of the nuclear deal.
The 2020 presidential contender hoped to take advantage of a town hall hosted by Fox News, the president's favorite channel.
Both chambers of Congress have now passed historic legislation to end the U.S. role in the war in Yemen — a major win for anti-war lawmakers and activists.
In February, Republicans used a surprise vote on language condemning anti-Semitism to hinder legislation on U.S. intervention in Yemen.
At least four children were killed in the attack, the international aid group Save The Children reported.
On Wednesday the Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill ending U.S. support for the Saudis in Yemen that could get through the House within weeks and force an embarrassing Trump veto.
After years of hitting Republican roadblocks, Democrats advanced a bill to end U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s deadly campaign.
“My daughters are always on the phone crying to each other .... There’s nothing in my hands to do," said Yemeni-American father Mohamed Alahiry.
Shaima Swileh was finally able to see her son, Abdullah Hassan, in the hospital 10 days ago.
Another resolution blames the Saudi crown prince for the death of Jamal Khashoggi — the first time any U.S. government entity has declared that publicly.
Reps. Jim Costa, Al Lawson, Collin Peterson, Dutch Ruppersberger and David Scott helped the GOP ensure the House won't consider a companion bill to anti-Saudi legislation soon expected to pass the Senate.
The win for the effort from Sens. Bernie Sanders, Chris Murphy and Mike Lee is the first majority vote in Congress to end the 3-year-old U.S. policy in Yemen.
Speaker Paul Ryan used the first vote of his last months in Congress to defend American military assistance to Saudi Arabia.
Their two-pronged effort relies on votes Tuesday and Wednesday. The first went their way, but opponents feel energized.