Senate Democrats Consider Blocking All Legislation Until Shutdown Ends
Senate Democrats Consider Blocking All Legislation Until Shutdown Ends
Marco Rubio: Rashida Tlaib's Dual Loyality Suggestion 'anti-Semitic'
10 January, 2019, 19:28
"Democrats must block consideration of any bills that don't reopen the government".
If Republican senators grow fed up enough that they force McConnell to give the bills a floor vote, the shutdown's dynamics could shift dramatically.
Republicans increased their Senate majority to 53 to 47 in November's elections, but they still needed at least seven Democratic "yes" votes for the act to move ahead.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has signaled that the House will vote next week on three remaining bills - Homeland Security, Commerce, Justice, Science; and State, Foreign Ops, & related agencies. The shutdown will become the longest ever on Saturday, a day after hundreds of thousands of federal employees will also miss their first paycheck.
"House Democrats want to open the government, but the president and the Senate Republicans continue to obstruct and delay instead of working with us to get the people's business done", Appropriations chairwoman Nita Lowey said leading into the vote.
McConnell also said Tuesday that he would not bring up a pair of funding bills passed by the Democratic House of Representatives last week because President Trump will not sign them.
Among the Democratic senators who have endorsed Van Hollen's strategy include his fellow Maryland Sen.
The House is set to vote on bills to fund portions of the government that have been shuttered as a part of the shutdown, including national parks, and housing and transportation, as well as agriculture.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a $24 billion spending bill that funds the IRS and other agencies affected by the partial government shutdown through September 30, as Democrats look to flex their new majority to put pressure on congressional Republicans amid the ongoing standoff.
Opponents say Rubio's measure infringes on free speech. Sen.
"It's absurd that the first bill during the shutdown is legislation which punishes Americans who exercise their constitutional right to engage in political activity", Sanders wrote on Twitter, sharing an article from The Intercept. "A significant [number] of Senate Democrats now support [BDS] & Dem leaders want to avoid a floor vote that reveals that", Rubio claimed, even though Cardin, Schumer, and other Democrats have backed these types of bills in the past.
"There was a very negative reaction by the American public, and the American public today overwhelmingly believes the policy being pursued", Hoyer said.
Drilling down, Pew quantified the change within the Democratic Party's progressive wing that's been apparent to Middle East watchers for some time: "The share of liberal Democrats who sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians has declined from 33% to 19% since 2016".
One of the bills in the package is called the Rubio-Manchin Combating BDS Act of 2018, meant to limit the BDS movement in the US.
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