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Stefanik, House leadership member, among chamber Republicans voting against continuing resolution

Others who voted against the CR included House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan and Homeland Security Chairman Mark Green.

Published: January 19, 2024 9:08am

Updated: January 20, 2024 9:13am

New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, the third-highest ranking member of GOP House leadership, was among 106 chamber Republicans who opposed a measure put forth Thursday by House Speaker Mike Johnson, and passed with bipartisan votes, to keep the federal government fully operational with a stop-gap spending bill.

Among House Republicans also opposing the bill were committee Chairmen Reps. Jim Jordan, Judiciary; Mark Green, Homeland Security; and Jodey Arrington, Budget, according to Punchbowl News.

Members of the House Freedom Caucus, one of the chamber's most conservative groups, attempted to get Johnson to amend the bill by adding H.R. 2, House Republicans' hardline immigration reform bill, Punchbowl also reports.

The passage of the stop-gap measure, known as a continuing resolution, averted a partial government shutdown and kept the government fully operational through early March at current federal funding levels. 

Johnson, a Louisiana Republican, vowed upon becoming speaker just months ago not to pass temporary spending bills, in part because it funds the government with spending that conservatives say needs to be cut. 

On Thursday, 207 Democrats and 107 Republicans voted in favor of passing the so-called CR. The legislation passed 314-108. There were 18 Republicans who voted against the bill in the Senate. It ultimately passed 77-18.

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