We take a look at Congressional response the conflict in Israel and Gaza as well as President Biden’s ongoing quest to get Republican support for his $2 trillion infrastructure bill.


We turn now to NPR’s Ron Elving, senior editor and correspondent. Ron, thanks so much for being with us.

RON ELVING, BYLINE: Good to be with you, Scott.

SIMON: We will be talking about the Biden administration’s response to this conflict elsewhere in the show. But what’s the response been among lawmakers in Congress?

ELVING: There’s a lot to study here. The traditional support of Israel is holding in both parties, but it’s under new and serious strains. The Democrats in the House have Muslim members now, and those members are not alone in defending the position of the Palestinians, both in the immediate crisis and in historical terms. And yet, plenty of older, more mainstream Democrats…

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