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House votes to censure Rep Jamaal Bowman for fire alarm stunt

Posted on AllSides December 7th, 2023
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The House of Representatives is formally reprimanding Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., on Thursday morning over his pulling of a fire alarm earlier this year.

The House voted largely along party lines, 214 to 191, to censure Bowman, who pulled the alarm despite no immediate threat of a fire in the middle of a dramatic floor vote. Three Democrats voted with Republicans to censure him — Reps. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Wash.; Chris Pappas, D-N.H.; and Jahana Hayes, D-Conn.

Five members of the House Ethics Committee voted "present."

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