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House approves Syrian refugee screening bill, defies veto threat

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(Worthy News) - The House overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday aimed at improving screening for Syrian and Iraqi refugees, with dozens of Democrats joining majority Republicans in defiance of a White House veto threat.

The measure passed on a 289-137 vote, representing a veto-proof majority. It now goes to the Senate.

The vote followed a contentious floor debate where some Democrats accused supporters of turning their backs on refugees while Republicans said the changes are needed to protect Americans from the Islamic State threat. [ Source ]

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