The bill would fund the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service, and was the latest in a series House Democratic bills that would reopen parts or all of the government, all part of an attempt to ratchet up pressure on Republicans in both chambers.
"Senate Democrats should block consideration of any bills unrelated to opening the government until Sen".
The legislation, referred to as S1 as it was the first bill introduced by the new 2019 Senate, deals with a number of foreign policy issues including sanctioning the Syrian regime and extending military assistance to Israel. "A partisan tantrum being prioritized over the public interest". The motion failed on a vote of 57-43.
Three Democrats from red states voted with Republicans: Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Doug Jones of Alabama, and Krysten Sinema of Arizona.
Democrats, led by Sens. Some 800,000 federal workers are about to miss their first paycheck, and money for programs including food stamps and federal housing assistance is at risk of drying up after funding for a quarter of the government ran out December 22.
"Let's face it; it's not as if Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who believes "Palestine" should replace Israel on the map, is merely unhappy about Benjamin Netanyahu's policies", he wrote in a January 8 op-ed.
Asked if there will be a point at which Democrats need to compromise on the border wall, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued Democrats are already compromising by bringing to the floor spending bills that were passed by Senate Republicans.
"I think we can walk and chew gum", Murkowski told reporters Tuesday evening. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN), as well as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who refuses to answer regarding her personal position on BDS but supports others who support BDS. Rubio insisted earlier in the week the shutdown was being used as an excuse to allow the Democrats to block the bill.
Rubio, along with Senator James Risch (R-Idaho), last week reintroduced pro-Israel legislation that did not get passed in the last Congress.
"They forgot what country they represent". This is the USA where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality.
"This "dual loyalty" canard is a typical anti-Semitic line", Sen.
"The shutdown is not the reason Senate Democrats don't want to move to Middle East Security Bill". A huge argument broke out at Senate Dem meeting last week over BDS. Marco Rubio, are a measure that would provide for a new round of sanctions targeting Syria and language that is getting the most attention because it would seek to thwart efforts to promote boycotts and disinvestment from Israel.
"McConnell has the ability to put these bills on the floor and say to the president of the United States, 'We're an independent branch, we're not the president's handmaids, ' " Hoyer added. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.
"I've worked closely with you on BDS, @MarcoRubio, and disagree with you here". Ben Cardin's office emailed Cardin's official comment: "We should not stand idle when foreign countries or global governmental organizations use BDS tactics to isolate one of our key allies and bypass direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians".
"Agreed. This isn't business as usual", replied Sen.