Twelve House Democrats broke the party's ranks and voted for a Republican movement to reiterate that languages would be added that prevented companies supporting "bent, divestment, sanction" (BDS) movement from receiving tax subsidies to a bill regarding retirement savings.
While the GOP's attempt to change the bill on the eleventh hour eventually failed in a 200-222 vote on Thursday, there was a resurgence in the number of Democrats willing to join them by utilize the procedure tool. Democratic leaders earlier this year urged their caucus to reject the republican procedural rules as a carpet policy.
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The change would have required B-shops "engaged in boycotting activity against Israel" to reveal their activity in their annual tax return.
The Republicans have been aggressive in their messaging efforts on anti-Semitism, often highlighting controversial remarks by members across the board who have been critical of US-Israel relations.
"I stand here for the House today to have a confirmatory vote that we stand together against the anti-Semitic notion of the BDS movement. The boycott – the BDS movement is an attempt to weapon the world's economy against a single state – one state, the great state of Israel – and the Jewish people. "Rep. Patrick McHenry Patrick Timothy McHenryHouse disputes Mulvaney's efforts to empty the Consumer Agency Export-Import Bank back to full force after Senate confirmations Top Financial Services Republican press regulators at Dodd-Frank rollbacks MORE (RN.C.) Said at the floor.
"They are trying to guard our economy, our dollars against our only ally in the Middle East, which is a democracy. It is an effort for us today to say that we will oppose this movement."
Democrats burst the movement as a political move to split the democratic causus.
"We know the drill of MTRs [motions to recommit] how they are used to reaping passion on complicated arguments, demagogic arguments that should be addressed in a separate space," Housewives and the chairman of the chair Richard Neal Richard Edmund NealDemocrats interferes with IRS note in Trump tax fight for money: judge rules banks can give trump records to house | Mnuchin points out debt ceiling deadline as & # 39; late summer & # 39; | Democrats see speed in the Trump tax return struggle | House rebukes Trump switches to consumer agency Bill gives Congress the opportunity to get Trump's New York returns to governor's desk MORE (D-Mass.) Back.
"You know what else is about? For those of us who came through US politics departments and territories, there is a difference in policy between being sweet and smart. This is sweet, it's not wise. "
Two GOP members, Reps. Thomas Massie Thomas Harold Massie Shelter Morning Report – White House Congress: Urgency of Now Budget Budget GOP lawyer doubles criticism of Kerry's political science as not "science" John Kerry is burning back at GOP congressman questioning his pseudoscience MORE (Ky.) And Justin Amash Justin AmashHillens morning report – Trump says no legislation until Dems than probes Amash says some Republicans privatize with Trump impeachment comments Rand Paul split with Amash on Trump impeachment MORE (Mich.), Voted against the measure during the procedure.
The Republicans have successfully exploited the tool – allowing them to lead vulnerable members across the board to take difficult votes – twice this year, the first to change a bill on Yemen to include languages condemning anti-Semitism and another time changing a bill to strengthen background checks on arms purchases to include languages that require immigration and customs enforcement (ICE) to be informed when a person who has entered the country is trying to illegally buy a gun.