U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to reporters as he walks to his office in the United States Capitol July 13, 2023 in Washington, DC.

House Vote Approves Defense Bill After Clashes Over ‘Wokeism’

House Republicans in WASHINGTON passed the National Defense Authorization Act after the GOP leadership made several concessions to the party’s right flank in a big gamble. The legislation passed 219-210. Members of the House Freedom Caucus, some of the most conservative lawmakers in the house, lobbied McCarthy to hold last-minute votes on several controversial amendments, …

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