WASHINGTON — House Republicans voted Tuesday to scuttle a war powers resolution to end U.S. military involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, but the matter will likely get a vote under Democrats next year — with likeminded measures already percolating in the Senate.

Hours before the House voted 201-187 to shut down debate on the resolution led by Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Rep. Adam Smith — who is the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee and likely its chairman under Democratic control in January — said the matter would get a new look next year.

“As the Yemeni people face the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, the urgency and need for Congressional attention could not be greater,” Smith, D-Wash., said in a statement. “A Democratic majority in the new Congress must reassert close oversight regarding Yemen.”

The action comes amid growing congressional anger against Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally and the country where President Donald Trump made his first visit abroad after taking office. Frustration is mounting with the civilian death toll from a bombing campaign led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and as the U.N. warns the country is spiraling toward famine.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also has attracted the ire of U.S. lawmakers in the wake of the Oct. 2 killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and a critic of the crown prince, inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Turkey says Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered at the consulate by a 15-member assassination squad, including agents close to the prince.

Members of Congress have been calling for the administration to curtail arms sales to Saudi Arabia or take other action. And with the election handing control of the U.S. House to the Democrats, it becomes more likely that some retaliation against Saudi Arabia would gain traction on Capitol Hill.

Amid the furor on Capitol Hill, the Pentagon and the Saudi kingdom announced late Friday that the U.S. will stop refueling Saudi Arabian aircraft fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen — a decision anti-war groups have hailed as a victory — but several lawmakers called for the administration to go further.

The U.S. also provides the Saudi-led coalition with logistics support, intelligence and billions of dollars in arms sales.