House pass­es res­o­lu­tion affirm­ing sup­port for Israel in first vote since speak­er elec­tion

House passes resolution affirming support for Israel in first vote since speaker election

The House passed a res­o­lu­tion affirm­ing its sup­port for Israel amid a war against the Hamas mil­i­tant group, mark­ing the first vote since the low­er cham­ber oust­ed its speak­er three weeks ago, over the objec­tions of a hand­ful of pro­gres­sive Democ­rats.
Law­mak­ers vot­ed 412–10 to pass the bipar­ti­san res­o­lu­tion, seek­ing to denounce the vio­lence and high­light­ing the Unit­ed States’s ded­i­ca­tion to defend­ing a key ally. The four-page res­o­lu­tion was filed ear­li­er this month, just days after Hamas launched an attack on Israel from Gaza, prompt­ing Israeli Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Netanyahu to declare war on Oct. 7. Six mem­bers vot­ed present: Reps. Greg Casar (D‑TX), Joaquin Cas­tro (D‑TX), Prami­la Jaya­pal (D‑WA), Chuy Gar­cia (D‑IL), Ayan­na Press­ley (D‑MA), and Nydia Velazquez (D‑NY).