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Sen. Mitt Romney during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Tueday. Photo: T.J. Kirkpatrick-Pool/Getty Images

A Utah Republican Party resolution to censure Sen. Mitt Romney (R) for voting to convict former President Trump for abuse of power in his second impeachment trial failed to pass on Saturday, the Salt Lake Tribune first reported.

The big picture: The 711-798 vote by delegates at the Utah Republican Party state convention comes after a slew of state GOPs moved to censure or rebuke House and Senate Republicans who voted to impeach or convict Trump in January over the Capitol Hill riot that month.

Of note: Romney was booed and heckled at the event, prompting Utah Republican Party Chair Derek Brown to tell the crowd to "show some respect," per Fox News Salt Lake City.

What they're saying: "I understand I have a few folks that don't like me terribly much and I'm sorry about that, but I express my mind as I believe is right and I follow my conscience as I believe is right," Romney said to applause and more boos.

  • "I'm not a fan of the current president's policies."

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Death toll mounts as fighting between Israel and Hamas intensifies

Palestinian Muslims exchange wishes for Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, near a razed building in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahia, on May 13. Photo: Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

At least 109 Palestinians and seven people in Israel have been killed since recent fighting between Israel's military and Hamas began Monday.

The big picture: Israel began massing troops on its border with Gaza on Thursday, launching attacks from the air and ground as Hamas continued to fire rockets into Israel.

By the numbers: Where the earmarks are wanted

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Data: House Committee on Appropriations; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is being targeted for the largest collective earmark request in the country, according to a detailed breakdown of overall requests released by the House Appropriations Committee.

Why it matters: House appropriators are trying to balance bipartisan momentum for infrastructure investment with "pork-barrel" spending's checkered political history. The data dump is an effort to provide transparency for what are now termed "community project funding" requests.

Democrats open to user fees for infrastructure deal

President Biden sits Thursday with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) as they discuss his $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal. Photo: T.J. Kirkpatrick/The New York Times/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Some Senate Democrats are open to paying for a compromise infrastructure package by imposing user fees, including increasing the gas tax and raising money from electric car drivers through a vehicle-miles-traveled charge.

Why it matters: By inching toward the Republican position on pay-fors, some Democrats are bucking President Biden's push to offset his proposed $2.3 trillion plan by focusing only on raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy.