Republicans Just Killed Their Own Bill

By Bo Beard | April 25, 2024

Speaker Johnson

The House Republican Conference faces deepening divisions as 19 conservatives clashed with party leadership, resulting in the rejection of Speaker Mike Johnson's proposal to push forward the reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in a 119-228 vote.
 

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Speaker Johnson, already under pressure, risks losing his position following a motion to vacate filed by Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia on March 22. 
 

Spending bill

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This motion, triggered by Johnson's passage of a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown, could lead to a referendum on Johnson's leadership.