By MATT LUCKNOW/WASHINGTON POSTWASHINGTON — A day after the Senate voted to overturn President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring people from six majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to approve it with all 435 members voting in favor.
The Senate will now consider the House bill, which passed the chamber Wednesday with a 227-205 vote.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., hailed the passage of the bill, while Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., called it “a big win for the American people.”
The House voted in March to bar people from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen from entering.
The Senate voted in April to ban people from Iran, Iraq and Syria from entering as well.
The order signed by Trump in January was halted by a federal court ruling, which said it did not apply to countries with majority-Islamic majorities.
The court had ruled that the executive order is a Muslim ban, because it is rooted in religion.
Trump’s lawyers argued that the order was unconstitutional because it does not target Muslims, who comprise about a third of the world’s Muslims.
“We are going to keep doing the same thing that the president said we’re going to do,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D.C., said Wednesday.
“He wants to do it in every way, every loophole, every opportunity, and he’s been very clear about that.”
The Senate passed the House-passed version of the order by a majority of 217-213 on Wednesday night.
The measure now heads to the Republican leadership, where it faces a more difficult path.
If it fails, the House will have to take up a separate version of a bill from Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, R.S. The legislation must still pass the Senate, where a majority is needed to override a presidential veto.
Graham is a longtime critic of the president’s immigration order.
He is also a leading opponent of Trump’s health care bill.
Trump has said he will issue a new order later this week.
His administration has said it will be a temporary measure.