Pro-Israel US Senator Calls Anti-BDS Act Unconstitutional

Pro-Israel US Senator Calls Anti-BDS Act Unconstitutional

Scott Tipton and Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith, introduced legislation that would require federal workers be paid during the partial shutdown.

Each day this week, the House will vote on bills to fund shuttered parts of the government. In this context, it is absurd that the first priority of the Senate would be advancing a bill that violates the First Amendment.

Now, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate is attempting to do something much larger than mere block-to-block fighting-the very first bill of the new session, loaded with symbolic significance and sponsored by Marco Rubio (and supported by many Democrats), has nothing to do with improving the lives of ordinary Americans. The vast majority of Republicans still object to the bill. "Nor do Jews constitute a single nation with an identity of its own; they are citizens of the states to which they belong.' This, it seems, is now also the position of a number of Democrats", Harsanyi charged.

The House will also vote this week on three other individual appropriations bills: Interior-Environment, Transportation-Housing and Urban Development, and Agriculture.

House Republicans introduced a bill Wednesday that offers to pay federal employees who work during the government shutdown.

The House already passed the same bills in a single appropriations package last week, and they were all passed by the Senate past year. Kevin Cramer, North Dakota Republican.

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders criticised the measure on Twitter for punishing "Americans who exercise their constitutional right to engage in political activity".

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Casey's Republican colleague, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, has suggested that Democrats bear some responsibility for the impasse. Lindsey Graham of SC and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. They discussed the security situation at the border and the administration's plans for handling the ongoing partial shutdown. "That's a common goal that everyone you saw talking there shares".

Trump meets with Senate Republicans Wednesday on Capitol Hill just hours after he argued on national television that a border wall was needed to resolve a security and humanitarian "crisis".

"A couple talked about strategy". "And they're going to get worse long after Trump, unless we act".

Both sides are squaring off ahead of Tuesday's votes. "Currently, almost twice as many liberal Democrats say they sympathize more with the Palestinians than with Israel (35% vs. 19%)". "It's ridiculous", Murphy told Al Jazeera.

The Kentucky Republican has said he will not move any legislation to reopen the government that Trump has not agreed to sign, but some in his conference are hoping he'll change his mind. He said the White House ignored those statistics when issuing the updated request.

The first component of the bill gives Israel the largest military aid package in US history - see our previous report on the $38 billion to Israel package, and how it goes far beyond the Obama MOU. "Pretty soon these goalposts won't even be in the stadium". They say Congress should not address legislation outside of that which would re-open the government.

"Right now if I did something that was foolish like gave up on border security, the first ones that would hit me are my senators. But I don't think we should vote on that until we have a vote on funding the government".

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