House fails to pass border security bill meant to appease Johnson’s right flank

The House rejected a revised version of its signature border bill, offered by Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) as a way to appease some hardline conservatives upset with the Republican leader over his proposed foreign aid supplemental package to Ukraine and Israel. 

Lawmakers voted 215-199 to shoot down the border security package, falling short of the two-thirds majority threshold needed to pass the House under suspension of the rules. Only five Democrats voted with all Republicans in favor of the border bill.

Johnson introduced the latest border bill as a way to appease those on his right flank who were upset the speaker’s proposed foreign aid package did not include any measures to address the crisis at the U.S. southern border. Its failure comes on the same day lawmakers are set to vote on the foreign aid proposals, although the border legislation was
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