GOP Rep. Mike Collins tried to cut all funding for Vice President Harris's office.
It came in the form of an amendment to a major government funding bill.
It failed in a 106-322 vote, and most Republicans voted against it.
House Republicans just tried — and failed — to defund the office of Vice President Kamala Harris.
Republican Rep. Mike Collins of Georgia proposed an amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, a major government funding bill, that would've done just that.
"None of the funds made available by this Act may be used for the salary or expenses of any officer or employee of the Office of the Vice President," read Collins' amendment.
But when it came up for a vote on Wednesday afternoon, most Republicans — along with every Democrat — voted against it, tanking the amendment on a 106-322 vote.
Collins wrote on X that he proposed the amendment because Harris "sucks at securing our border."
I'm sure you'll be shocked, but I just had to debate a Republican on the House floor who was defending funding the Office of the Vice President. I argued Kamala Harris sucks at securing our border and, therefore, shouldn't be paid. If my amendment passes, her office will be…
— Rep. Mike Collins (@RepMikeCollins) November 8, 2023
It's unlikely that Collins's amendment would have successfully made it into law anyway — the Democratic-controlled Senate is working on its own slate of government spending bills and would not have accepted the change. Plus, President Joe Biden would never sign it into law.
But it's the latest use of this sort of tactic by House Republicans, whose transportation spending bill would slash the salary of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to just $1 if enacted into law.
In September, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia successfully passed an amendment to a defense spending bill that would cut Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's salary to just $1. That bill also stands little chance of becoming law.
Below are the 106 Republicans who voted for Collins' amendment.
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