House of Representatives Votes to Restrict Syrian Refugees

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The House of Representatives has voted 289-137 for a bill that will restrict refugees coming into the United States from Syria and Iraq.  The White House has vowed to veto any bill, but the margin the vote passed by is wide enough to override any potential veto.  However, the bill still has to pass the Senate.

The bill is the first legislative response to the Paris attacks.  Fears of a terrorist attack by an ISIS militant posing as a refugee to enter the country have caused reluctance to accept refugees into the United States.  47 Democrats sided against the White House and voted for the bill.

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