House approves $1.9B Capitol security bill despite ‘Squad’ drama

The House on Thursday passed a $1.9 billion spending bill to upgrade Capitol security in the wake of the Jan. 6 mob attack in a tight 213-212 vote, with the bill nearly going down because of opposition from liberal Democrats known as the “Squad.”

The legislation was approved with three Democrats voting no and three Democrats voting present. Two Republicans were absent from the vote, with all Republicans present voting “no.”