The vote comes after months of turmoil centering on Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), two Muslim freshmen who have stood accused of anti-Semitism.
The protesters were demanding a vote on legislation that would declare a climate emergency.
GOP lawmakers demanded deep spending cuts to raise the debt limit under Obama, but are lifting the cap without much complaint eight years later.
Most moderate Democratic freshmen will have the resources to try to counter the GOP message — money they will need with Trump at the top of the ticket.
Davis garnered national attention in 2013 for a 13-hour-long filibuster in the Texas state Senate on legislation that included restrictive abortion regulations.
“We will remain clear-eyed with respect to our unity of purpose,’’ five House leaders said in a statement Thursday. Pelosi is to meet next week with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez.
Several in the GOP sought to walk a fine line between criticizing the chant and supporting the president’s efforts to turn Somali-born Omar and three other minority lawmakers into the face of the Democratic Party.
Republicans oppose the legislation, which has become a rallying cry for Democrats running for president.
Democratic leaders, working with Republicans, had the House cast a procedural vote to table, or effectively kill, the resolution.
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), who has cast himself as a moderate on immigration policy, made at a $25-per-ticket event in his Denver-area district.