House set for vote on combating antisemitism amid nationwide campus protests

All eyes are on the House on Wednesday as the chamber seeks to send a rebuke to pro-Palestinian protests sweeping universities around the country.

Lawmakers will vote on the bipartisan Antisemitism Awareness Act in the late afternoon, which would codify the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism into federal anti-discrimination laws. The White House has not offered a statement of administration policy on the bill.

The vote comes after police in New York cleared pro-Palestinian protesters from Columbia University overnight, while dueling protest groups clashed on UCLA’s campus, among other university clashes nationwide.

That’s not the only measure on the chamber’s agenda, though. House members will also vote on a resolution from Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) condemning immigration policies put forward by President Joe Biden’s administration.

Besides legislative business: Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) have a 9 a.m. press conference scheduled regarding Mike Johnson’s speakership and their efforts to oust the Louisianian from the post.

For more, read Olivia and Jordain’s report, which asks the question: Is Greene’s effort hurting herself more than Johnson?

Across the Capitol, things seem likely to be slightly calmer. Senators are due to vote on a federal judicial nominee for a spot in Illinois at 11:45 a.m. and will vote later in the afternoon to advance a reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration.