McConnell accuses Democrats of throwing 'partisan tantrum' over shutdown

Democrats Say They're Stopping A Pro-Israel Bill So They Can Reopen The Government. They're Doing It Because Democrats Have Soured On Israel And Warmed To Anti-Semitism.

Democrats Say They're Stopping A Pro-Israel Bill So They Can Reopen The Government. They're Doing It Because Democrats Have Soured On Israel And Warmed To Anti-Semitism.

If passed, the legislation would authorise $3.3bn annually in US military support for Israel, reauthorise the US-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act and impose financial sanctions on the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad and companies or banks that do business with Syria.

Senator Chuck Schumer, leader of the Senate Democrats, called the president's exit a "temper tantrum" and said Trump "slammed the table" before he stormed out.

That first real Senate vote of the Congress, which is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, is on a motion by McConnell to short-circuit any potential filibusters on the motion to proceed to a bundle of foreign policy bills held over from 2018 that have had bipartisan support ...

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said a new batch of polling shows voters back Democrats or want a compromise now.

A group of Republican lawmakers on Wednesday introduced legislation to ensure that law enforcement and "essential personnel" who work during the partial government shutdown are paid.

Last week, seven House Republicans voted with Democrats on a package of bills to reopen the government without an immediate resolution on the wall.

'They forgot what country they represent, ' Tlaib said of Republican lawmakers in a tweet Sunday while objecting to a proposed bill in the Senate that would punish American companies for participating in the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.

Having visited furloughed foodservice workers earlier in the day, he continued to emphasize the impact of the ongoing shutdown on low-wage government workers and the Americans attempting to access government services.

But Democrats were split over the addition of Republican Sen.

President Donald Trump insisted on a $5 billion appropriation to build a wall on the border between the US and Mexico, which the Democrats rejected. The president mused at a lunch with Senate Republicans at the Capitol that with more time, they might be able to get even more billions in border security from Democrats in exchange for an extension of the DACA program that protects some young undocumented immigrants. "This is the United States where boycotting is a right and part of our historical fight for freedom and equality. Maybe a refresher on our U.S. Constitution is in order, then get back to opening up our government instead of taking our rights away".

"It's so urgent that we take steps to reopen parts of the government that directly affect working families, and that's why we're doing it bill by bill", House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., said in an interview Monday.

Specifically, Tlaib is referring to legislation that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said he intends to prioritize in the new congressional session.

It's the White House, she said, that keeps moving "the goalposts". Senators Chris Van Hollen, Ben Cardin, Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker have endorsed the idea, according to The Washington Post.

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".

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