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Marco Rubio, Joe Manchin Continue to Champion the Combating BDS Act

Last week, Rubio brought back the “Combating BDS Act” which will “help state and local governments stand up to the which seeks to delegitimize the Jewish state of Israel by inflicting economic damage and starve it of commerce" and “increase protections for state and local governments in America that divest from, prohibit investment in, or otherwise restrict contracting with firms that knowingly engage in commerce-related or investment-related BDS activity attacking Israel, as well as persons doing business in Israel or Israeli-controlled territories.”

Marco Rubio Pushes for More Military and Security Aid for Israel

Rubio paired up with U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., who also serves on the committee, on the “United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act." The two have worked before on the matter and were able to pass the measure through the Senate in the “Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act” which hasn’t passed the U.S. House. That being the case, the senators are now pushing the aid as a separate bill. 

Marco Rubio: Nancy Pelosi Should Pass Bill Supporting Israel, Take Action Against Ilhan Omar

Even as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is weighing what action to take against U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for anti-Semitic remarks, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called on the California Democrat to pass his bill supporting Israel. 

Marco Rubio Pushes Back at the Anti-Israel BDS Movement

Rubio also pushed back at the BDS movement in an essay published by the New York Times on Tuesday. 

Marco Rubio: Senate Democrats Should Support Bill To Strengthen Security In Middle East

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.. delivered remarks on the Senate floor as Senate Democrats remained poised to vote against cloture on the motion for the Senate to begin consideration of the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019 (S.1)
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