Senate Democrats block Middle East policy, anti-BDS bill amid shutdown

Senate Democrats block Middle East policy, anti-BDS bill amid shutdown

Senate Democrats block Middle East policy, anti-BDS bill amid shutdown

Democratic aides said it could take another week to assign members to committees including Judiciary, Intelligence, Oversight and Government Reform, Ways and Means and Financial Services, which are expected to play key roles in scrutinizing Trump and his administration. Pence is also set to speak with Senate Republicans on Wednesday.

Such moves could help dampen GOP enthusiasm for Democratic plans to end the shutdown. "Yet many of these same Senators have announced that today they will vote to block our bill to do just that".

McConnell's gambit is a transparent one, said Halie Soifer, the director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America. "The certainty of the tax returns of hard-working families should no longer be held hostage to the president's reckless demands".

The bill will go before the Senate on Tuesday, and if it passes, it will proceed to the House where it may face a sterner test in front of the Democrat-controlled chamber. Democrats in turn accused Republicans of trying to use the BDS measure to divide moderate and liberal Democrats.

Both sides are squaring off ahead of Tuesday's votes. He has said he is willing to allow the shutdown to continue until a concession is granted. The Senate past year passed those three measures and the Financial Services bill in a four-bill spending package on a 92-6 vote. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) put the anti-BDS provision in S.1 at the center of the debate instead of the government shutdown. The package consists of four bills the Senate passed during the previous congress. The vast majority of Republicans still object to the bill. "In 2013, every Senate Democrat supported legislation to spend $46 billion on border security and a wall". He wants an agreement on border wall funding before agreeing to open any part of the government that is now shuttered.

S.B.1 adopts the unconstitutional language from Senator Rubio's Combating BDS Act, said ADC. "We won't be doing it in dribs and drabs".

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"The facts are clear: President Trump has the power to stop hurting the country by reopening the government and ending the Trump Shutdown", Pelosi and Schumer said.

Passage of the Treasury spending bill would be followed Thursday and Friday with House votes on spending bills to fund the Agriculture, Interior, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development departments, which together oversee programs including food stamps, housing vouchers, assistance to farmers and traffic safety. Let's get our priorities right.

Nevertheless, Democrats say they will block the bill until the government is re-opened. The legislation was supported by 56 out of 100 senators, while 60 votes were needed for further consideration of the bill.

It's unclear whether Democrats can remain united in blocking all legislation from coming to the floor. "A significant # of Senate Democrats now support #BDS & Dem leaders want to avoid a floor vote that reveals that". That final piece of the package would authorize the general counsel on behalf of the speaker to intervene in the Texas v. "It's about destroying #Israel And if boycotting #Israel is constitutionally protected, then boycotting companies that boycott #Israel is also constitutionally protected", he tweeted.

Yet Schumer failed to whip fellow Democrats to opposed President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran - even though he himself knew it was fatally flawed.

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