House fails to pass stand-alone Israel aid bill in another blow to Johnson

The House failed to pass a stand-alone bill to provide billions in military assistance to Israel and U.S. forces in the region, with lawmakers on both sides voting against the measure.

The bill came up short, with 250 lawmakers voting for the measure and 180 voting against it. The bill was brought to the floor under suspension of the House rules, which required a two-thirds vote to pass and 287 votes. Fourteen Republicans and 166 Democrats voted no.

The defeat marked the second failure of the day for House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), whose effort to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tanked just minutes earlier.

In a letter to colleagues over the weekend, Johnson said the Israel legislation would send $17.6 billion to Israel. The announcement came as Senate negotiators unveiled a deal
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