Democrats in the US Senate blocked the consideration of the bill on new sanctions against Syria. On Wednesday reported Bloomberg.
According to him, in the procedural vote only 56 senators voted for the bill with the necessary 60 votes, 46 people voted against. It is noted that many Democrats said that they would not vote for the consideration of documents not related to overcoming the so-called shatdown-a partial suspension of the work of the Federal government due to lack of budgetary funds.
According to Bloomberg, the bill provided for the introduction of sanctions against entities cooperating with the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in particular, in the supply of spare parts for aircraft and trade in petroleum products.
“Shutdown” in the United States is available from December 22. It was due to the fact that the Republicans and Democrats in the US Congress has not yet been able to agree on the parameters of the state budget, in which Trump and the Republicans in an ultimatum want to include funds for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico. Democrats, in turn, declare that they will never approve the allocation of money from the Federal Treasury.
About a quarter of the government, in particular the state Department, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of trade and the Ministry of internal security, are now without funding. For other state institutions, the Congress had previously approved the allocation of funds until the end of September 2019. At least until Thursday, about 420 thousand employees of state institutions will work without payment, although later they will be able to receive compensation. Another 380 thousand people were sent on unpaid leave.