House Speaker Mike Johnson unveiled the measure less than a week before funding from a short-term bill passed in September was set to expire.
But dissent from within his own party over its lack of spending cuts or funding for border security required Johnson to rely on Democratic votes to get it over the finish line.
So, how many Democratic votes did he need have? Or alternatively putting it, how many Republicans voted against? Well, we get a hint there:
All but two Democrats voted to pass the measure, while dozens of Republicans opposed it.
So, more interestingly [for me], how is this different from what got McCarthy vacated, whose gavel loss IIRC was motivated in part by his reliance on Democratic votes for something similar?