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Amid Shutdown, Senate Democrats Block ME Policy
US Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a contentious bill regarding Middle East Policy proposed by Senator Marco Rubio that had been sparking debate in the states over the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement.
The bill was blocked by Democrats who have refused to vote through any legislation that does not end the government shutdown.
The legislation, referred to as S1 as it was the first bill introduced by the new 2019 Senate, deals with a number of foreign policy issues including sanctioning Syrian and extending military assistance to the Zionist entity.
The US government is currently entering its third week of a shutdown as President Donald Trump has refused to sign any funding legislation that does not include $5 billion for a border wall with Mexico.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has affirmed that the official party line for Democrats is that no bill should come up for a vote until President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans agree to end the government shutdown.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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