House narrowly approves $1.9B Capitol security bill after 'squad' drama
The House on Thursday passed a $1.9 billion spending bill to upgrade Capitol security in the wake of the Jan. 6 mob attack in a tight 213-212 vote, with the bill nearly going down because of opposition from liberal Democrats known as the "squad."
The legislation was approved with three Democrats -- Reps. Cori Bush (Mo.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) -- voting "no" and another three -- Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and Jamaal Bowman (N.Y.) -- voting "present." Two Republicans were absent from the vote, while all Republicans present voted "no."