The Senate handed a Mideast coverage invoice Tuesday, together with particular language that asks President Trump to not withdraw troops from Afghanistan or Syria.
The measure handed 77 to 23.
The invoice additionally brings new sanctions in opposition to Syria and strengthens US army cooperation with Israel and Jordan.
The measure additionally makes it simpler for states and municipalities to move legal guidelines to fight the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, motion in opposition to Israel.
Several Democrats are in opposition to the BDS part of the invoice. They argue it infringes on the free speech rights of Americans to assist any boycott efforts in opposition to Israel in the event that they so select.
Most of the 22 Democrats who voted in opposition to the brand new measure are working or have thought of working for president in opposition to President Trump.
The passage urging President Trump to take care of present US troop power in Afghanistan and Syria was written by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R).
“ISIS and al Qaeda have yet to be defeated. And American national security interests require continued commitment to our missions there,” McConnell stated throughout a ground speech final week.