"Schumer has notified the Democratic caucus that he will vote against proceeding to S.1 because Senate Republicans should instead bring to the floor the House-passed bills to reopen the government", a senior Democratic aide told the Washington Examiner.
Schumer, leader of the minority party, is trying to pressure fellow Democrats to join a filibuster that will prevent Senate Bill 1 from coming up for a vote.
"My friends across the aisle understand these ground rules perfectly well", McConnell said on the Senate floor.
First and foremost, it's a great messaging opportunity to highlight the differences between Democratic and Republican governing strategies.
The movement's goals are to stop Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories, grant of full citizenship rights to Palestinians in Israel and ensure Palestinian refugees' right of return to the homes that they or their families were expelled from to make way for the formation of the state of Israel.
Over lunch with Trump and Republican senators at the Capitol Wednesday, moderate Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME both pushed back on the president over his dug-in strategy. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, last week. Ben Cardin, D-Md., a staunch supporter of anti-BDS legislation, tweeted that the Senate "should not take up any bills unrelated to reopening the government". But Trump has said he will not sign the measure, and McConnell has repeatedly said the Senate won't advance legislation the president won't support. "People are suffering, let's vote to fix it", Sen.
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The most outspoken critic has been Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders who slammed the introduction of the bill in the midst of a government now in its third week. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) also backed the plan yesterday during an appearance on CNN.
"Our position is there is a crisis on our southern border, we've been negotiating to open the government and address that border crisis, we're also taking steps to mitigate the effects of the shutdown", Pence told reporters Monday.
Some disturbing news reports in the last few days suggest that Democrats in the U.S. Senate are holding hostage vital pro-Israel anti-BDS legislation, as well as legislation on increasing U.S. aid to Israel, until the Senate goes along with measures to reopen the partially-shut-down federal government.
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.
Some lawmakers said the shutdown was not a drag on oversight.
Democrat Senator Brian Schatz agreed, stating that the senate should focus their efforts exclusively on reopening the government.
On Friday, the House will vote on the Transportation appropriations bill.
The two sides have made no apparent progress in the past week, with Trump sticking to his demand of $5.7 billion for a border barrier and Democrats insisting they won't give him the money.