House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerLawmakers urge Trump to cancel DC’s July 4 event: ‘Impossible to put on safely’ McCarthy urges Democrats to pull surveillance bill Pelosi blasts House Republicans over lawsuit to halt proxy voting: ‘Sad stunt’ MORE (D-Md.) said on Thursday that he is cancelling a vote on a bill to reauthorize three intelligence programs, marking the second day in a row that the legislation has been punted.”At the request of the Speaker of the House, I am withdrawing consideration of the FISA Act,” Hoyer said in a statement.He also appeared to acknowledge that the bill would not have enough support to pass, noting that Republicans who previously supported it were now expected to oppose it.ADVERTISEMENT”The two-thirds of the Republican Party that voted for the bill in March have indicated they are going to vote against it now. I am told they are doing so at the request of the president. I believe this to be against the security interest of the United States and the safety of the American people,” he said.The decision comes only hours after Hoyer’s office initially listed the bill as expected to get a vote on Thursday.
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