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Rep. Omar votes no on Capitol spending bill following Jan. 6 attack



U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar voted against a $1.9 billion Capitol funding bill.

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar was one of only three House Democrats to vote against a $1.9 billion spending measure that would heighten Capitol security after the Jan. 6 attack.

"A bill that pours $1.9 billion into increased police surveillance and force without addressing the underlying threats of organized and violent white supremacy, radicalization and disinformation that led to this attack will not prevent it from happening again," said Omar in a joint statement, along with representatives Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Cori Bush of Missouri.

The legislation barely passed by a vote of 213 to 212, with three other Democrats voting neither for nor against.


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