Whip List on House GOP border bill

House Republicans are attempting to pass legislation to address the border crisis, but it remains to be seen if they have the votes.
 
Democratic leaders are whipping against the measure, though at least a handful of Democrats are expected to back it. Still, Republicans must minimize defections, and if there are more than two dozen, the legislation could fall short. Tea Party Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzHow 'Big Pharma' stifles pharmaceutical innovation AIPAC must reach out to President Trump Under pressure, Dems hold back Gorsuch support MORE (R-Texas) is urging House Republicans to oppose the bill.

Lacking the votes, House Republican leaders on Wednesday night shifted strategy, seeking two votes on their $659 million border bill as well as legislation that would curtail President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The following is a rundown of where members stand on the bill. A vote is expected Thursday.

Please email updates/information to Bob Cusack at bcusack@thehill.com.

LAST UPDATED ON 7/31/14 at 10:46 a.m.

 

REPUBLICANS

No or Leaning No (10)

Kerry BentivolioKerry BentivolioIndiana Republican: Leaders duped me Reindeer farmer saves 'cromnibus' with yes vote High drama as .1T spending package advances by one vote MORE (Mich.) — Will vote no. Bentivolio is facing a tough primary.
Mo BrooksMo BrooksTrump, GOP fumble chance to govern GOP rep: Health bill ‘one of the worst’ I’ve seen House votes to begin debate on healthcare bill; six Republicans defect MORE (Ala.)
Paul BrounPaul BrounCalifornia lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment Republican candidates run against ghost of John Boehner The Trail 2016: Let’s have another debate! MORE (Ga.) — Now leaning no after leaning yes earlier in the week.
John FlemingJohn FlemingCoast Guard suspends search for missing Ohio plane Freedom Caucus member to bring up bill on impeaching IRS chief GOP seeks to make it 52 MORE (La.)
Louie GohmertLouie GohmertDon’t blame Trump for healthcare defeat — blame Louie Gohmert Trump, GOP fumble chance to govern House votes to begin debate on healthcare bill; six Republicans defect MORE (Texas)
Paul GosarPaul GosarHouse votes to begin debate on healthcare bill; six Republicans defect Live coverage: House pulls ObamaCare repeal bill GOP lawmakers leave Trump White House with no deal MORE (Ariz.) — Told The Hill he is leaning no.
Tim Huelskamp (Kan.)
Walter Jones (N.C.)
Steve King (Iowa) — A firm no.
Randy WeberRandy WeberThe Hill's Whip List: 36 GOP no votes on ObamaCare repeal plan A guide to the committees: House House votes to let states deny federal funds to abortion providers MORE (Texas)

Undecided/Unclear (5)

Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnTrump meets with broadband CEO, Texas gov on infrastructure GOP rep: ObamaCare debate like trying get kids 'through bathtime' Senate on the verge of vote to kill FCC's consumer privacy protections MORE (Tenn.) — Among House Republicans who huddled with Cruz on Wednesday night.
Jim BridenstineJim BridenstineThe Hill's Whip List: 36 GOP no votes on ObamaCare repeal plan A guide to the committees: House Jim Bridenstine for NASA administrator MORE (Okla.) — Among House Republicans who huddled with Cruz on Wednesday night.
Trent FranksTrent FranksLive coverage: House pulls ObamaCare repeal bill GOP lawmakers leave Trump White House with no deal Trump, GOP struggle to find healthcare votes MORE (Ariz.)
Scott GarrettScott GarrettHuizenga to chair influential subcommittee overseeing Wall Street Congress asserts itself The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (N.J.)
Randy NeugebauerRandy NeugebauerWarren’s regulatory beast is under fire – and rightfully so Dem senators to Trump: Don't tell consumer bureau chief 'you're fired' Overnight Finance: Carson, Warren battle at hearing | Rumored consumer bureau pick meets Trump | Trump takes credit for Amazon hirings | A big loss for Soros MORE (Texas) — Among House Republicans who huddled with Cruz on Wednesday night.

Key conservatives leaning yes or yes (7)

Paul Broun (Ga.)
Andy Harris (Md.)
Raul Labrador (Idaho) — Leaning yes.
Kenny Marchant (Texas)
Mick Mulvaney (S.C.)
Matt SalmonMatt SalmonWestern Republicans seek new federal appeals court Arts groups gear up for fight over NEA What gun groups want from Trump MORE (Ariz.) — Told MSNBC's Chuck Todd he is a firm yes. Salmon has been a thorn in leadership's side, but was a member of the House GOP working group on the border bill.
Rep. David SchweikertDavid SchweikertHealthcare fight pits Trump against Club for Growth GOP leaders seek healthcare votes from competing factions Trump, GOP struggle to find healthcare votes MORE (Ariz.) — Leaning yes.

DEMOCRATS

Yes or leaning yes (1)

Henry Cuellar (Texas) — Will back supplemental bill, but does not favor DACA policy change.

Undecided/No Comment (10)

Ron BarberRon BarberGiffords to lawmakers avoiding town halls: 'Have some courage' Ten House seats Dems hope Trump will tilt House conducts moment of silence for Tucson shooting anniversary MORE (Ariz.) — Vulnerable Dem says he is still studying the bill and won't announce his vote in advance. Barber backed Cuellar bill on policy changes to border law.
John BarrowJohn BarrowDem files Ethics complaint on Benghazi panel Barrow thanks staff in farewell speech The best and the worst of the midterms MORE (Ga.) — Republicans are targeting Barrow this fall.
Sanford Bishop (Ga.) — Undecided, but "leaning against."
Sean Maloney (N.Y.) — Undecided.
Jim MathesonJim MathesonWork begins on T infrastructure plan New president, new Congress, new opportunity First black GOP woman in Congress wins reelection MORE (Utah)
Mike McIntyre (N.C.)
Collin Peterson (Minn.) — GOP target hasn't said which way he'll vote. Peterson co-sponsored Cuellar measure.
Kurt Schrader (Ore.) — Will announce his position before the vote.
David Scott (Ga.) — Wants "to sleep on it."
Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.)

 

Key Democrats to vote no or leaning no (2)

Bill FosterBill FosterA guide to the committees: House Diversity of House GOP at risk in 2016 election Lawmakers celebrate Jackie Robinson Day MORE (Ill.)
Steven Horsford (Nev.) — Leaning no because "the bill does not provide sufficient due process protections and doesn't do enough to address the crisis at the border," according to his office.

 

 

 

 

 

— Mike Lillis, Cristina Marcos, Peter Schroeder, Alexander Bolton and Tomas Navia contributed.