Mar­shall slams Democ­rats for block­ing Sen­ate from tak­ing up stand-alone Israel aid bill

Marshall slams Democrats for blocking Senate from taking up stand-alone Israel aid bill

EXCLUSIVE — Sen. Roger Mar­shall (R‑KS) is crit­i­ciz­ing Democ­rats for con­tin­u­ing to block his efforts to force the Sen­ate to con­sid­er the House’s stand-alone Israel bill.
Mar­shall made the com­ments at a press con­fer­ence on Tues­day after Sen. Pat­ty Mur­ray (D‑WA) object­ed to his attempt to force floor con­sid­er­a­tion on the aid bill, which would pro­vide $14 bil­lion for Israel’s defense and cut mon­ey from Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s hall­mark Infla­tion Reduc­tion Act intend­ed to pay for 87,000 new IRS agents.
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Sen. Roger Mar­shall (R‑KS, right) speaks to media about Israel on Oct. 18, 2023, on Capi­tol Hill in Wash­ing­ton.
(AP Photo/Stephanie Scar­brough)

“We are run­ning out of time. If we do not act this week, the ear­li­est that this aid could be sent is the week after Thanks­giv­ing, at least 14 days from now. There are still over 240 hostages, 10 of them being Amer­i­can hostages,” Mar­shall said in remarks shared exclus …