House Passes Bill to Fund Agencies Amid Government Shutdown

House Passes Bill to Fund Agencies Amid Government Shutdown

House Passes Bill to Fund Agencies Amid Government Shutdown

USA legislation addressing security policy in the Middle East, including a measure taking aim at boycotts of Israel, failed to clear a key procedural hurdle on Tuesday but politicians say the bills "will come back" after the partial government shutdown ends.

Vice President Mike Pence visited Capitol Hill on Monday to brief Republican lawmakers on the White House strategy.

"Democrats don't want to move to Middle East Security Bill". This will allow them to send more targeted messages about specific shuttered agencies and the impact their reduced operations will have on ordinary citizens. The first spending bill voted on covered financial services, such as the Treasury Department and the IRS.

"He seemed very resolute", said Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin.

The tax refund message is an especially potent one for Democrats to use against Republicans since the upcoming filing season is the first in which taxpayers will see the effects of the GOP tax law.

Both sides are squaring off ahead of Tuesday's votes.

On Friday, the House will vote on the Transportation appropriations bill.

"Instead of wasting time on this unconstitutional bill, the Senate should instead focus on reopening the government by voting on the federal funding package the House passed last week, " she added.

The chances of Udall's bill passing the Senate are slim to none, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) not only refuses to bring House Democratic bills to a vote but also is the most vociferous opponent in politics of campaign finance reforms.

"I anticipate this body will debate US military strategy toward Syria in the coming weeks, as it conducts oversight over the administration's, apparently, ongoing review of its Syria policies", McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said while voicing his support of the legislation last week.

"These are bills that the Republican Senate passed 92-6", Hoyer said.

"Tonight, President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to addressing the humanitarian and security crisis at our nation's southern border", he said. He wants an agreement on border wall funding before agreeing to open any part of the government that is now shuttered.

"We knew going into 2019 that the Democrats would continue their reckless obstruction and grandstanding", the group said in an action alert to its members. "We won't be doing it in dribs and drabs".

Sen. John Thune, a Republican from South Dakota (a state that has no coast to guard, btw), reintroduced the Pay Our Coast Guard Act on January 4 with the explicit goal of ensuring those Coasties who continue to work through the ongoing partial government shutdown will see the direct deposit hit their accounts. "Let's get our priorities right", the senator continued. On Saturday, Chris Van Hollen, Democratic Senator for the state of Maryland, wrote on his Twitter page that the Senate Democrats should block consideration of any bill unrelated to opening the government.

Republicans hold a slim majority in the Senate and would need Democratic votes to advance the measure over the 60-vote threshold.

It's unclear whether Democrats can remain united in blocking all legislation from coming to the floor. He went on to point out that a "significant number" of Democrats support BDS, but the party's leaders want to avoid letting that becoming public.

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