House passes $1.9 billion post-Jan. 6 security spending bill by one vote, two GOP members miss vote


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(Worthy News) – A $1.9 billion post-Jan. 6 riot funding bill passed by just one vote Thursday in the Democratic-led House, with two members missing the vote.

Member of the House Democrats’ progressive wing including Rep. Ilhan Omar joined Republican members in voting against the bill, which passed 213-212. However, progressive stalwarts Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib, of , and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, voted present.

House members are able to vote by proxy in lieu of in-person voting due to rule changes passed during the pandemic. Despite this, two Republican members, Rep. John Carter, of , and Rep. Daniel Webster, of , missed the vote, according to the roll call. Every other Republican voted against the measure. [ Source: Just the News (Read More…) ]

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