(Bloomberg) — House votes 289-137 to pass H.R. 4038, the bill to block Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the U.S. unless top U.S. law-enforcement and national security officials affirm to Congress the refugees aren’t a security threat.
- 289-137 is 2/3 vote and would override a promised veto if that vote is replicated
- Two Republicans and six Democrats missed the vote
- Affirmative vote is one off the 290 to ensure veto-proof majority if all members present and voting (which would be 290-144, with 1 vacancy in former-Speaker Boehner’s seat)