Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) has introduced the "Combating BDS Act", which seeks to counter the global Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement against Israel over its treatment of Palestinians and the settlements. "A partisan tantrum being prioritized over the public interest".
Adding to the pressure on McConnell - who is up for re-election in 2020 - are Senate Democrats who say they'll block all procedural votes to bring up legislation that is not related to reopening the government.
"The Democratic position is very simple: let's separate our disagreements over border security from the government shutdown".
The sanctions measure failed Tuesday evening in a procedural vote, 56 to 44, with 60 votes needed to advance, just hours before President Donald Trump is set to deliver a prime time address on the partial government shutdown.
Democratic Senator Chris Murphy questioned Rubio's assertion that Democrats voted against moving forward with the bill due to a "significant [number] of Senate Democrats [who] now support BDS" and that the party's leaders "want to avoid a floor vote that reveals that".
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On Saturday, demonstrators used a construction site vehicle to smash open the doors of a government building. Christophe Dettinger handed himself to police and was immediately detained.
Democrats again rejected President Trump's demand for a wall on the Southern border following an Oval Office address Tuesday night in which Trump insisted the wall is the only solution to an influx of migration from Mexico and Central America.
First up for a Wednesday vote is the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill, which includes funding for the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) slammed an anti-BDS bill introduced last week by Republicans as "absurd". He also will attend a Senate Republican lunch on Wednesday to put pressure on Democrats to cut a deal and to shore up wavering Republicans who are anxious the President doesn't have a successful strategy to end the shutdown.
Legislation reaffirming US support for allies in the Middle East, including a measure to punish Americans who boycott Israel, fell victim on Tuesday to a domestic political dispute that has resulted in a partial federal government shutdown.
'This is the United States where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality. "Maybe a refresher on our U.S. Constitution is in order", wrote Tlaib.
Democrats successfully filibustered, for the second time, a bill Thursday that would have strengthened USA relationships in the Middle East while punishing the anti-Israel boycott movement.
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And a Van Hollen spokesman pointed to his tweet and that of Cardin in responding to Rubio.
Cardin dismissed the charge, saying, "I've worked with you on BDS...and disagree with you here".
Each day this week, the House will vote on bills to fund shuttered parts of the government. The legislation would ensure that members of the federal workforce deemed "essential" to national security and certain government functions-"air traffic controllers, Border Patrol agents, and federal law enforcement officials, among others"-who need to work through the shutdown are paid".
Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.), the House bill's chief sponsor, announced on Thursday that the For the People Act has been co-sponsored by 221 Democrats ― enough to pass in the House.
"Agreed. This isn't business as usual", replied Sen. The government shutdown is crisis impacting millions of Americans and our economy. Reopening the govt must be our first priority.
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Apple is also tasked with exploring how to more effectively break into market like India with a low-priced option. Apple predicts quarterly gross margin of 38% and operating expenses of $8.7 billion.