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– Republican introduces motion to vacate the Speaker after House passes spending bill

– Another Republican resigns House seat

– Democrat blames the GOP for border crisis

House clears $1,200,000,000,000 spending bill

The House of Representatives narrowly passed a $1.2 trillion federal spending package along bipartisan lines on Friday, taking a step closer to averting a partial government shutdown at midnight.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (left) filed a motion Friday to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson (right). (Getty Images)

The legislation was expedited onto the House floor via suspension of the rules, which bypasses procedural hurdles in exchange for raising the threshold for passage from a simple majority to two-thirds. It passed by a 286 to 134 vote.

More Republicans voted against the bill than for it – 112 GOP lawmakers opposed the bill and 106 voted for it. Just 22 Democrats voted against it. Many Republicans objected to having just a day to read the 1,000 page bill — passed under suspension of a rule that requires 72 hours between a bill’s introduction and vote. And Democratic earmarks for things like organizations handing out chest binders to transgender kids raised alarms.

After the bill passed, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, R-Ga., introduced a motion to vacate the Speaker and oust Rep. Mike Johnson, telling reporters on Friday that he “betrayed” the “confidence” of the House GOP Conference by ushering through a bipartisan $1.2 trillion federal funding bill to avoid a partial government shutdown.

The Senate will consider the bill next.

SPENDING SPREE: House passes $1.2T government spending bill to avert government shutdown …Read more

HOUSE OF CARDS: Motion to vacate filed against Speaker Johnson, lawmakers say …Read more

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SEE YOU IN COURT: House Judiciary Committee suing DOJ officials for testimony on Hunter Biden tax case …Read more

Tales from the Campaign Trail

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COMPETITOR TO ALLY: Rubio says being Trump running mate would be ‘incredible honor’ …Read more

‘NEEDS TO RESCIND HIS ENDORSEMENT’: Longtime PA Dem silent on support for freshman ‘Squad’ member after his name is quietly removed from site …Read more

THE ELECTION GAMEPLAN: Obama met privately with Biden and worried Trump may win the 2024 election …Read more

BLUE WALL BUSTED?: Trump lead over Biden in Michigan powered by 2 critical voting blocs: poll …Read more

ABILITY TO APPEAL: Georgia judge allows Trump, co-defendants to appeal Fani Willis disqualification decision …Read more

White House Watch

BUCKING THE PRESIDENT: Border Patrol chief suggests ‘jail time,’ tougher ‘consequences to stop illegal US-Mexico border crossings …Read more

‘ELECTION INTERFERENCE’: Trump says he has nearly $500M in cash, suggests he could afford bond in New York AG case, slams ‘hack’ judge …Read more

‘ALL THE WAY’: Trump vows to fight New York AG case ‘all the way up to the US Supreme Court,’ as deadline to post $454M looms …Read more

Across America

‘FOREVER CHANGED’: Female athlete injured by transgender player slams Dem lawmakers who dismissed dangers …Read more

PULLING THE PLUG: Republican senators introduce bill to block migrants from using Border Patrol app as ID at TSA checkpoints …Read more

UNDER THE GUN: Judge’s illegal immigrant gun ruling throws ‘hand grenade’ into crime fight: former federal agent …Read more

‘ELECTION INTERFERENCE’: Tim Scott labels Schumer call for Israeli leader change ‘election interference’ …Read more

FAULT LINES: House Dem blames Republicans in wake of viral video of migrants storming US border in Texas …Read more

‘BLATANT DISREGARD’: Biden admin accelerates plan to unleash apex predator near rural community over widespread local opposition …Read more

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