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House votes overwhelmingly to condemn antisemitism, support for Hamas on college campuses

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The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution late Thursday condemning antisemitism and any support for Hamas, Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations at higher education institutions by a 396-23 margin.

The no votes consisted largely of progressive Democrats, with Republican Rep. Thomas Massie (Ky.) the lone member opposed from his party.

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said he was “appalled” and “horrified” by the violence and harassment on university campuses in his first public remarks since the onset of the war in the Middle East.

The Senate passed a similar measure from Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) by voice vote in late October.

Passage came shortly after the House passed a standalone measure that would provide $14.3 billion in emergency aid for Israel following terrorist attacks in the country earlier in October. It would slash funding for the IRS, which has proven to be a non-starter for the Senate.

Lawmakers continued to churn through amendments to the Interior and EPA appropriations funding measure ahead of final passage later Friday. The chamber punted consideration of its transportation funding bill until next week, Majority Leader Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) announced on Thursday.