WHIP COUNT: Debt-limit bill appears to have the votes to clear Congress

The debt-limit deal announced on Sunday night is expected to attract more than 60 votes in the Senate, but its outlook in the House is much more cloudy.
 
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will need Democratic votes to clear the bill through the lower chamber. How many remains unclear. A total of 216 lawmakers must vote in favor of the package for it to clear the House, and Boehner will need to rely on members from both parties. While some members are still undecided, many members on both sides of the aisle late on Monday said they would back the bill.
 

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The following is a rundown of The Hill’s constantly updated whip count. Please send tips and feedback to bcusack@thehill.com
 

LAST UPDATED ON AUG. 1 at 6:19 p.m.

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HOUSE LAWMAKERS WHO SUPPORT DEAL OR WHO WILL LIKELY SUPPORT IT (66)

Rodney Alexander (R-La.) — Leaning yes.

Robert Andrews (D-N.J.)

Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) – Issued statement on Sunday suggesting she will back it.

Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.)

John Boehner (R-Ohio) – Speaker working to minimize defections, but there will be plenty.

Kevin Brady (R-Texas)

Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.)

Ken Calvert (R-Calif.)

Dave Camp (R-Mich.)

Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) — A yes vote.

Eric Cantor (R-Va.) – House majority leader expressed support in Sunday GOP conference call.

Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) — Put out supportive statement Sunday night.

Lois Capps (D-Calif.) — Leaning yes.

Tom Cole (R-Okla.) – A team player for the House GOP conference.

Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) – Leaning yes.

Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) – Tells The Wall Street Journal new deal sounds similar to "what I voted for the other day."

Ted Deutch (D-Fla.)

Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.)

Norm Dicks (D-Wash.)

Robert Dold (R-Ill.) — Spoke out in favor of it on the floor.

David Dreier (R-Calif.)

Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.)

Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.)

Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) – Says he will support the deal. 

Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.)

Sam Graves (R-Mo.) – Has told local media he will vote yes.

Tim Griffin (R-Ark.)

Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) — A yes vote.

Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) — Critic of President Obama will vote yes.

Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) — A yes vote.

Doc Hastings (R-Wash.)

Joe Heck (R-Nev.) — Leaning yes, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) – Member of GOP leadership team.

Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) – House minority whip did not rave about bill, but sounded supportive on Monday in TV interviews.

Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)

Mike Kelly (R-Pa.)

Ron Kind (D-Wis.) — Might run for the Senate.

Peter King (R-N.Y.)

Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) – Gave deal positive reviews in interview with Politico.

James Lankford (R-Okla.) — Says he will vote yes.

Bob Latta (R-Ohio) — A yes, according to KUPW-TV in Toledo.

Don Manzullo (R-Ill.)

Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) – Expressed support during GOP conference call on Sunday night.

Buck McKeon (R-Calif.)

David McKinley (R-W.Va.)

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.)

Pat Meehan (R-Pa.)

Gary Miller (R-Calif.) — A yes vote.

Bill Owens (D-N.Y.) – Tells Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times he's likely to vote yes. 

Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — House minority leader told ABC that bill might be a "Satan sandwich," but she will absolutely support it. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) had made the "satan sandwich" comment on Twitter earlier in the day.

Mike Pence (R-Ind.)

Collin Peterson (D-Minn.)

Joe Pitts (R-Pa.)

Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) — Leaning yes.

Scott Rigell (R-Va.) — Inclined to support deal, according to Virginia-Pilot.

Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.)

Hal Rogers (R-Ky.)

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.)

Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)

Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) – Voted in favor of "cut, cap and balance" and says he will vote yes. 

Mike Simpson (R-Idaho)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) – Head of the Democratic National Committee; she could play key role in whipping effort.

Fred Upton (Mich.)

Allen West (R-Fla.) – Leaning yes.

Steve Womack (R-Ark.)

Bill Young (R-Fla.)  


HOUSE LAWMAKERS WHO WILL VOTE NO OR ARE LEANING NO (38)

Todd Akin (R-Mo.) – Running for the Senate.

Justin Amash (R-Mich.) – Voted no on Boehner bill.

Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) – White House hopeful announced Sunday she is a no. She voted no on Boehner bill.

Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) — A no.

Paul Broun (R-Ga.) – Voted no on Boehner bill.

G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) — Leaning no.

Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) – Possible Senate hopeful said he is a probable "no" vote. He voted no on Boehner bill.

Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) – Head of the Congressional Black Caucus called it a "sugar-coated satan sandwich."

Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.)

Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) – Said on the House floor there are "no jobs" in the package. Voted against stimulus and has not been shy in criticizing President Obama. Said Monday he would vote no.

Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) – Told ABC he is a no. Voted no on Boehner bill.

Donna Edwards (D-Md.) – On Sunday, she tweeted, “Nada from million/billionaires; corp tax loopholes aplenty; only sacrifice from the poor/middle class? Shared sacrifice, balance? Really?”

Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)

Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) — A strong no.

Barney Frank (D-Mass.) — During appearance on "Morning Joe," Frank said he believes deal could have been worse, though he favors the military cut provisions. Asked for comment, Frank's office said he is withholding comment at this time. Later on Monday, Frank said, he wanted to vote yes, but is "leaning no."

Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) – Says he is leaning against and would like more time to consider bill.

Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) – Co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus has ripped deal, saying on July 31 that it was crafted for “right-wing radicals.”

Tom Graves (R-Ga.) – Voted no on Boehner bill. Will vote no again.

Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) – Voted no on Boehner bill.

Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) – Has told his party he'll oppose the deal.

Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) – Firm no. Voted no on Boehner bill. But aide says conservative won't whip against measure.

Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) — Will vote no, according to WUPW TV in Toledo, Ohio.

Larry Kissell (D-N.C.) — Bill is "not a responsible way to do what we need to do."

Jeff Landry (R-La.) — A no vote.

Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)

Connie Mack (R-Fla.) – Voted no on Boehner bill.

Thaddeus McCotter (Mich.) — White House hopeful voted yes on Boehner bill.

Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)

Jim Moran (D-Va.)

Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) – On MSNBC, Nadler said 80 percent of House Democratic Caucus would reject any bill to the right of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) debt measure. Tells gaggle of reporters on Monday that he'll vote no.

Ron Paul (R-Texas) – White House hopeful expected to reject bill. He voted no on Boehner bill.

Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) – Tells reporters he is "disappointed" in the deal.

Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) – Leaning no.

David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) – Leaning no.

Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.)

Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) – “We can do better, and we have to do better,” he told CBS News. Voted no on Boehner bill.

Maxine Waters (D-Calif.)

Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) — Liberal member not seeking reelection.


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LAWMAKERS UNDECIDED/STILL REVIEWING/UNCLEAR

House Republicans

Sandy Adams (Fla.)

Robert Aderholt (Ala.)

Steve Austria (Ohio)

Spencer Bachus (Ala.)

Lou Barletta (Pa.)

Roscoe Bartlett (Md.)

Joe Barton (Texas)

Charlie Bass (N.H.)

Dan Benishek (Mich.)

Rick Berg (N.D.)

Gus Bilirakis (Fla.)

Rob Bishop (Utah)

Diane Black (Tenn.)

Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.)

Jo Bonner (Ala.)

Mary Bono Mack (Fla.)

Charles Boustany Jr. (La.)

Larry Bucshon (Ind.)

Ann Marie Buerkle (N.Y.)

Michael Burgess (Texas)

Dan Burton (Ind.)

John Campbell (Calif.)

Francisco “Quico” Canseco (Texas)

John Carter (Texas)

Bill Cassidy (La.) – Undecided.

Steve Chabot (Ohio)

Howard Coble (N.C.)

Mike Coffman (Colo.)


Mike Conaway (Texas)

Chip Cravaack (Minn.) – Voted no on Boehner bill.

Rick Crawford (Ark.)

Ander Crenshaw (Fla.)

John Culberson (Texas)

Geoff Davis (Ky.)

Jeff Denham (Calif.)

Scott DesJarlais (Tenn.) – Voted no on Boehner bill.

Sean Duffy (Wis.)

John Duncan Jr. (Tenn.)

Blake Farenthold (Texas)

Stephen Fincher (Tenn.)

Mike Fitzpatrick (Pa.)

Jeff Flake (Ariz.)

Chuck Fleischmann (Tenn.)

John Fleming (La.)

Bill Flores (Texas)

Randy Forbes (Va.) — Put out statement noting his concern about defense spending.

Virginia Foxx (N.C.)

Trent Franks (Ariz.)

Rodney Frelinghuysen (N.J.)

Elton Gallegly (Calif.)

Cory Gardner (Colo.)

Scott Garrett (N.J.) – Undecided.

Jim Gerlach (Pa.)

Bob Gibbs (Ohio)

Chris Gibson (N.Y.)

Phil Gingrey (Ga.)


Bob Goodlatte (Va.)

Paul Gosar (Ariz.)

Trey Gowdy (S.C.) – Voted no on Boehner bill.

Kay Granger (Texas)

Morgan Griffith (Va.)

Frank Guinta (N.H.)

Brett Guthrie (Ky.)

Ralph Hall (Texas)

Gregg Harper (Miss.)

Andy Harris (Md.)

Vicki Hartzler (Mo.)

Nan Hayworth (N.Y.)

Wally Herger (Calif.)

Jamie Herrera Beutler (Wash.) – Undecided.

Bill Huizenga (Mich.)

Randy Hultgren (Ill.)

Duncan Hunter (Calif.)

Robert Hurt (Va.)

Lynn Jenkins (Kan.)

Timothy Johnson (Ill.) – Voted no on Boehner bill.

Bill Johnson (Ohio)

Sam Johnson (Texas)

Walter Jones (N.C.)

Steve King (Iowa) – Voted no on Boehner bill.

Adam Kinzinger (Ill.)


John Kline (Minn.)

Raúl Labrador (Idaho)

Doug Lamborn (Colo.)

Leonard Lance (N.J.)

Tom Latham (Iowa) – Voted no on Boehner bill.

Steven LaTourette (Ohio)

Jerry Lewis (Calif.)

Frank LoBiondo (N.J.)

Billy Long (Mo.)

Frank Lucas (Okla.)

Blaine Luetkemeyer (Mo.)

Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.)

Daniel Lungren (Calif.).

Kenny Marchant (Texas)

Tom Marino (Pa.)

Michael McCaul (Texas)

Tom McClintock (Calif.) – Voted no on Boehner bill.

Patrick McHenry (N.C.)

John Mica (Fla.)

Jeff Miller (Fla.)

Candice Miller (Mich.)

Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) – Voted no on Boehner bill.

Tim Murphy (Pa.)

Sue Myrick (N.C.)

Randy Neugebauer (Texas)

Kristi Noem (S.D.)

Rich Nugent (Fla.)

Devin Nunes (Calif.)

Alan Nunnelee (Miss.)

Pete Olson (Texas)

Steven Palazzo (Miss.)

Erik Paulsen (Minn.)

Steve Pearce (N.M.)

Tom Petri (Wis.)

Todd Platts (Pa.)

Ted Poe (Texas)

Mike Pompeo (Kan.)

Bill Posey (Fla.)

Tom Price (Ga.)

Ben Quayle (Ariz.)

Tom Reed (N.Y.)

Denny Rehberg (Mont.)

Dave Reichert (Wash.)

Reid Ribble (Wis.) — Undecided.

David Rivera (Fla.)

Martha Roby (Ala.)

Phil Roe (Tenn.)

Mike Rogers (Mich.)

Mike Rogers (Ala.) – Undecided.

Todd Rokita (Ind.)

Peter Roskam (Ill.)

Dennis Ross (Fla.)


Ed Royce (Calif.)

Jon Runyan (N.J.)

Steve Scalise (La.)

Bobby Schilling (Ill.)

Jean Schmidt (Ohio)

Aaron Schock (Ill.)

Tim Scott (S.C.) – Voted no on Boehner bill.

Austin Scott (Ga.) – Undecided. Concerned about defense cuts.

James Sensenbrenner Jr. (Wis.)

Pete Sessions (Texas)

John Shimkus (Ill.)

Bill Shuster (Pa.)

Adrian Smith (Neb.)

Chris Smith (N.J.)

Lamar Smith (Texas)

Steve Southerland (Fla.) – Voted no on Boehner bill.

Cliff Stearns (Fla.)

Steve Stivers (Ohio)

Marlin Stutzman (Ind.)

John Sullivan (Okla.)

Lee Terry (Neb.)

Glenn Thompson (Pa.)

Mac Thornberry (Texas)

Patrick Tiberi (Ohio)

Scott Tipton (Colo.)

Michael Turner (Ohio) — Undecided.

Tim Walberg (Mich.)

Greg Walden (Ore.)

Daniel Webster (Fla.)

Lynn Westmoreland (Ga.) – Undecided.

Ed Whitfield (Ky.)

Joe Wilson (S.C.) – Undecided. Voted no on Boehner bill.

Rob Wittman (Va.)

Frank Wolf (Va.)

Rob Woodall (Ga.)

Kevin Yoder (Kan.)

Don Young (Alaska)

Todd Young (Ind.) — Undecided. 

 
House Democrats

Gary Ackerman (N.Y.)

Jason Altmire (Pa.) — Undecided.

Joe Baca (Calif.)

Tammy Baldwin (Wis.) — Undecided. Possible Senate hopeful said earlier this month: “When a deal does come to the House floor, I will apply the following litmus test to see if it can gain my vote: 1.) Does the plan create jobs? 2.) Does it reduce the deficit? and 3.) Does it protect the middle class? If the answer to those questions is yes, I will support the measure.”

John Barrow (Ga.)

Karen Bass (Calif.)

Xavier Becerra (Calif.) — Member of Dem leadership.

Shelley Berkley (Nev.) — Undecided. Running for the Senate.

Howard Berman (Calif.) — Facing tough reelection battle against Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.).

Timothy Bishop (N.Y)

Sanford Bishop Jr. (Ga.)

Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) — Said on House floor it's not clear whether bill is better than default.

Dan Boren (Okla.) — Undecided. Voted in favor of the "cut, cap and balance" measure. Boren not running for reelection.

Leonard Boswell (Iowa) — Will face Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) in next year’s reelection.

Robert Brady (Pa.)

Bruce Braley (Iowa) — Undecided.

Corrine Brown (Fla.)

Michael Capuano (Mass.)

Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.)

John Carney (Del.)

André Carson (Ind.) — Undecided.

Kathy Castor (Fla.)

Ben Chandler (Ky.)

Judy Chu (Calif.)

David Cicilline (R.I.)

Yvette Clarke (N.Y.)

Hansen Clarke (Mich.)

Lacy Clay (Mo.) — Undecided

James Clyburn (S.C.) — Member of Democratic leadership

John Conyers Jr. (Mich.)

Jim Cooper (Tenn.) — Voted in favor of the Cut, Cap and Balance Act.

Jim Costa (Calif.)

Jerry Costello (Ill.)

Joe Courtney (Conn.)

Mark Critz (Pa.)

Joseph Crowley (N.Y.) — Undecided.

Henry Cuellar (Texas) — Undecided. Blue Dog and member of Dem leadership.

Elijah Cummings (Md.) — Undecided. Constituents are against it by a ratio of 8 to 1, he said.

Susan Davis (Calif.)

Danny Davis (Ill.)

Diana DeGette (Colo.)

Rosa DeLauro (Conn.)


John Dingell (Mich.)

Lloyd Doggett (Texas)

Joe Donnelly (Ind.) — Running for the Senate.

Mike Doyle (Pa.) — On July 22, called for cuts in defense and lifting taxes on corporations and the wealthy.

Anna Eshoo (Calif.)

Sam Farr (Calif.)

Bob Filner (Calif.) 

Marcia Fudge (Ohio) — Undecided.

John Garamendi (Calif.)

Gabrielle Giffords (Ariz.) — Recovering from gunshot wound; not expected to vote on this bill.

Charles Gonzalez (Texas) — Undecided.

Al Green (Texas)

Gene Green (Texas)


Janice Hahn (Calif.)

Colleen Hanabusa (Hawaii) — Might run for the Senate, contesting Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii).

Alcee Hastings (Fla.)

Martin Heinrich (N.M.) — Running for the Senate.

Brian Higgins (N.Y.) — Reviewing the bill.

Jim Himes (Conn.)

Maurice Hinchey (N.Y.) — Missed votes last week; recovering from colon cancer surgery. He will not vote on bill this week.

Rubén Hinojosa (Texas) — Undecided.

Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) — Running for the Senate.

Tim Holden (Pa.)

Rush Holt (N.J)

Mike Honda (Calif.)

Jay Inslee (Wash.)

Steve Israel (N.Y.)

Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas) — Undecided.

Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas)

Hank Johnson (Ga.) — A whip in the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Undecided on vote.

Bill Keating (Mass.)

Dale Kildee (Mich.)

Dennis Kucinich (Ohio) — Ohio congressman was key late yes vote on healthcare reform.

Jim Langevin (R.I)

Rick Larsen (Wash.)

John Larson (Conn.) — Undecided. Member of Democratic leadership who has been outspoken on need for revenue in debt deal.

Sandy Levin (Mich.) — Top Democrat on Ways and Means Committee is undecided.

John Lewis (Ga.)

Daniel Lipinski (Ill.)

David Loebsack (Iowa)

Zoe Lofgren (Calif.)

Nita Lowey (N.Y.) — Undecided.

Ben Luján (N.M.)

Stephen Lynch (Mass.)

Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.) — Undecided

Edward Markey (Mass.) — Undecided.

Jim Matheson (Utah) — Voted in favor of "cut, cap and balance" measure.

Doris Matsui (Calif.)

Carolyn McCarthy (N.Y.)

Betty McCollum (Minn.)

James McGovern (Mass.)

Mike McIntyre (N.C.) — Voted in favor of "cut, cap and balance" measure.

Jerry McNerney (Calif.)

Gregory Meeks (N.Y.)

Michael Michaud (Maine) — Has ripped President Obama on trade issues.

Brad Miller (N.C.)

George Miller (Calif.) — Confidant of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Gwen Moore (Wis.)

Chris Murphy (Conn.)

Grace Napolitano (Calif.) — Signed Congressional Progressive Caucus letter demanding no cuts to Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security. 

Richard Neal (Mass.)

John Olver (Mass.)

Frank Pallone Jr. (N.J.) 

Bill Pascrell (N.J.)

Ed Pastor (Ariz.)

Donald Payne (N.J.)

Ed Perlmutter (Colo.)

Gary Peters (Mich.)

Chellie Pingree (Maine)

Jared Polis (Colo.)

David Price (N.C.)

Mike Quigley (Ill.) — Undecided.

Nick Rahall (W.Va.)

Silvestre Reyes (Texas)

Laura Richardson (Calif.)

Cedric Richmond (La.) — Undecided.

Mike Ross (Ark.) — Blue Dog is not seeking reelection.

Steven Rothman (N.J.)

Lucille Roybal-Allard (Calif.)

Dutch Ruppersberger (Md.)

Bobby Rush (Ill.) — Undecided. Defeated President Obama in 2000.

Tim Ryan (Ohio)

Loretta Sanchez (Calif.)

Linda Sanchez (Calif.) — Undecided.

John Sarbanes (Md.)

Jan Schakowsky (Ill.)

Adam Schiff (Calif.)

Kurt Schrader (Ore.)

Allyson Schwartz (Pa.) — Undecided.

Robert "Bobby" Scott (Va.) — Has not ruled out Senate run.

David Scott (Ga.)

José Serrano (N.Y.)

Terri Sewell (Ala.)

Brad Sherman (Calif.) – Undecided/Leaning yes. Will face Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) in 2012.

Albio Sires (N.J.)

Louise Slaughter (N.Y.) — Top Democrat on the Rules Committee.

Adam Smith (Wash.) — Undecided.

Jackie Speier (Calif.)

Pete Stark (Calif.)

Betty Sutton (Ohio)

Bennie Thompson (Miss.)

Mike Thompson (Calif.)

John Tierney (Mass.)

Paul Tonko (N.Y.) — His office said he is reviewing it.

Edolphus Towns (N.Y.) — Will not release statement before vote.

Niki Tsongas (Mass.)

Chris Van Hollen (Md.) — Top Democrat on the House Budget Committee.

Pete Visclosky (Ind.)

Tim Walz (Minn.) — Reviewing the details.

Mel Watt (N.C.) — Undecided.

Henry Waxman (Calif.) — During meeting earlier this summer, bluntly warned President Obama not to cave to Republicans.

Peter Welch (Vt.) — Undecided. Lawmaker says Republicans have won the policy battle on the debt limit. He led charge for “clean” debt-ceiling hike.

Frederica Wilson (Fla.)

David Wu (Ore.) This will be his last week in Congress amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

John Yarmuth (Ky.)