Democratic Congresswoman Accuses Anti-BDS Lawmakers of Forgetting 'What Country They Represent'

Marco Rubio: Rashida Tlaib's Dual Loyality Suggestion 'anti-Semitic'

Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted her on Friday and slapped at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for not publicly disavowing the slur.

Trump was asked by reporters at the Capitol if any Republican lawmakers said they wanted him to pursue a different strategy and reopen the government.

Sen. McConnell, meanwhile, voiced his support for the president's plan in a news release.

Later this week, the House will vote on bills covering national parks, and housing and transportation, as well as agriculture - which administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more colloquially referred to as SNAP or food stamps. The shutdown will become the longest ever on Saturday, a day after hundreds of thousands of federal employees will also miss their first paycheck.

Most Senate Democrats have vowed to block all legislation in the Senate until it votes on a measure to end the shutdown, criticizing President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans for backing his demand for $5.7 billion to build a barrier on the border with Mexico before reopening the government.

Last week, seven Republicans supported a Democratic effort to pass a package of six appropriations bills to fund areas of government that have been shuttered since December 21.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) failed in his first significant legislative test of 2019, on January 8, coming up three votes short of the 60 needed to take up debate on Middle East policy proposals instead of Democratic bills to end the government shutdown.

"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.

The bill is unlikely to move forward in the Republican-controlled Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has dismissed it as political theater.


Despite a veto threat from the White House, Democrats are figuring that passing individual bills to fund popular programs affected by the shutdown gives them a chance to pick off some GOP support and divide Republicans.

"If they have to vote on this over and over and over again, they have to deal with the consequences of what they're doing to the American public", said Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. We offered every senator an opportunity to clarify his or her personal position on BDS. We want to open government.

In any event, the administration isn't alone in contemplating unilateral actions.

Pence also will meet with Senate Republicans on Wednesday.

"Tonight, President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to addressing the humanitarian and security crisis at our nation's southern border", he said. "We'll just continue educating members".

The vote - the first roll call of the new session - came on a package of bipartisan bills related to U.S. support for Israel and Jordan and new sanctions against the Syrian regime.

CUFI expressed disappointment with the vote.

"We must stand firm against the profoundly biased campaign to delegitimise the state of Israel", Republican Senator Cory Gardner told Senators on Tuesday, describing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as "vile" and "anti-Semitic". Those tactics were first proposed by Sen.

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