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

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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 hard-line 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 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 law­mak …