Senate Democrats to Discuss Blocking All Legislation That Doesn’t Reopen the Government

Senate Democrats to Discuss Blocking All Legislation That Doesn’t Reopen the Government

Senate Democrats to Discuss Blocking All Legislation That Doesn’t Reopen the Government

On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY told fellow Democrats he would vote to block debate on the measure until McConnell agrees to take up House-passed bills to reopen the closed government departments.

The act is part of a wider Middle East policy bill, the first to be introduced by Senate Republicans in the new Congress which began on January 3.

We must restore services to the American people and address the plight of more than 800,000 federal employees who are being denied pay and facing mounting bills.

She was widely condemned for the language, which critics described as a common anti-Semitic trope, in her tweet against GOP-sponsored Middle East legislation that included protections for state and localities that sever ties with companies boycotting Israel.

McConnell insists there won't be a vote on reopening the government, however, without firm assurances that President Donald Trump will sign it. Trump won't sign the House bill because it doesn't fund construction of the wall on the southern border. Democrats, led by Schumer are expected to oppose proceeding to the legislation, citing the ongoing partial shutdown.

Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn expressed his annoyance at Democrats having blocked so numerous Cabinet nominees in the last Congress and noted that the ones not confirmed last cycle have to be re-appointed. "This shutdown is squeezing the finances of so many Americans, including thousands of federal workers who live in Virginia".

According to Democratic leaders Sen.

The sanctions are part of a package of security-related bills, introduced by Florida Republican Marco Rubio and supported by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The measure directs the Trump administration to impose sanctions on entities doing business with the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, such as selling petroleum products or aircraft parts.

"We all know what is necessary to move past the funding impasse: A negotiated solution that can pass the House, earn sixty votes in the Senate, and which invests enough in border security to earn the president's signature", McConnell said.

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"The Senate should vote on nothing else until we vote to reopen the government". Benjamin Cardin, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Sen.

Sen. McConnell, meanwhile, voiced his support for the president's plan in a news release. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Sen.

As Feinstein noted, she is an Israel supporter and a Jewish-American, which makes her statement all the more important-it implicitly hits at the cheap smear that any criticism of Israel is also anti-Semitic. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Thomas Carper, D-Del.

They are also backed up by key liberal outside groups, including the Center for American Progress, Indivisible and the AFL-CIO, although this strategy hasn't been backed caucus-wide.

"I nearly never use these types of procedures, but this is extraordinary to be meeting like this while a good part of the government is shut down", Cardin said Monday in an interview.

"I expected these actions to be a big bipartisan vote, not a partisan showdown", he said.

One of the main goals of establishing a state with Jewish sovereignty was to create a place for Jewish refugees to go in times of persecution, and to have a country to protect them.

This article was written by Seung Min Kim, Erica Werner and Jeff Stein, a reporter for The Washington Post.

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