“There is a certain pride to know that, if elected in November, I may be both the only Jewish representative and the youngest member of the Kansas House," says Aaron Coleman.
Democrats decried it as too limited compared to their $3 trillion proposal that passed the House of Representatives in May, while some Senate Republicans criticized it as too expensive.
Earlier this year, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed unanimously the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act of 2019.
Democrats said they hoped the legislation would win bipartisan support.
By a vote of 208-199 Democrats won passage of a bill that Republican leaders, who control the Senate, and President Donald Trump have vowed to block.
"This indefinite prohibition is unnecessary and dangerous," the president wrote in his letter to the Senate.
The letter has so far garnered 384 signatures in the 435-member House and warns of “disastrous consequences” if a UN embargo is allowed to expire in October
The House is expected to vote on a rule change when it returns that would allow voting by proxy, but Hoyer's proposal would take it further to allow remote votes and committee work.
"He just wants the publicity. He can’t stop it, only delay," President Trump wrote in a series of tweets. ."... throw Massie out of Republican Party!"