President Donald Trump vetoed a resolution yesterday passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The veto — the second in Trump’s presidency — was expected, as Congress lacks the votes to override it according to AP News. “This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future,” Trump wrote explaining his veto.
Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke made campaign stops in Virginia yesterday, becoming the first declared Democrat to bring the 2020 presidential race to Virginia. O’Rourke, who almost upset Republican Senator Ted Cruz last fall in Texas, came under fire recently for only donating around a thousand dollars to charity last year. That calculates to one-third of one percent of the $370,000 he and his wife made last year. O’Rourke did campaign events at a diner in Norfolk, a brewery in Hampton, the College of William & Mary, the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa in Short Pump, and the University of Virginia. He will hold events today in Fredericksburg, Prince William, Fairfax and Alexandria.
A local nonprofit is seeking community input on how to create affordable housing in the Richmond area. The Partnership for Housing Affordability, managed by the Richmond Association of Realtors, said it is holding a series of meetings in Richmond and Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico counties in the coming months to develop a regional housing framework and strategies on how to create affordable housing.