WHIP COUNT: Mad scramble for votes to keep government funded

 

The House is speeding toward a Thursday vote on a $1.1 trillion package to prevent a government shutdown.

Defections in both parties are expected on the vote, which has been scheduled on the same day the current bill funding the government is set to expire.

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The legislation, known as the “cromnibus,” would fund most of the government through September, but would only fund the Department of Homeland Security through Feb. 27.

The short-term funding for Homeland Security is intended to win over Republicans who want to defund the agency to respond to President Obama’s executive actions granting legal status to up to 5 million illegal immigrants.

Many conservatives are expected to oppose the package because they don’t think it goes far enough.

A number of liberals, separately, are warning they’ll vote “no” — mostly because the bill includes last-minute changes to the Wall Street reform law.

The following is a rundown of The Hill’s constantly updated whip count. Please send tips and feedback to iswanson@thehill.com with subject line Whip Count.

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Republicans voting against (24)

Justin Amash (Mich.) - Voted against House rule.

Michele BachmannMichele Bachmann'Real Housewives' producer 'begging' Conway to join cast Ex-rep admires furs amid PETA inaugural gala Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog MORE (Minn.) - Voted against House rule.

Joe Barton (Texas) - Won't fund Obama's immigration actions.

Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.) - In statement, says bill fails to defund Obama's "amnesty."

Mo BrooksMo BrooksFreedom Caucus member tries to force ObamaCare repeal vote Wounded Ryan faces new battle Trump, GOP fumble chance to govern MORE (Ala.) - Thinks the House should only vote on a spending bill that defunds President Obama’s immigration action.

Dave Brat (Va.) - Voted against House rule.

Paul Broun (Ga.) - Voted against House rule.

Scott DesJarlais (Tenn.) will vote “no” -“Lots of calls to the office urging a ‘no’ vote on what’s been dubbed the #Cromnibus. I will indeed be voting against this bill,” DesJarlais tweeted.

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.) - Said Republicans should vote now to restrict the immigration action instead of in February.

Louis Gohmert (Texas) - Voted against House rule.

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.) - "Cannot support any legislation that funds the president's unconstitutional executive order granting amnesty."

Tim Huelskamp (Kan.)

Jim Jordan (Ohio)

Walter Jones (N.C.) — Voted against House rule.

Steve King (Iowa) - “You either defend the Constitution when the president violates it or you lose some of your ability and traction to do so later,” King said.

Raul Labrador (Idaho) - Voted against House rule.

Thomas Massie (Ky.) - Voted against House rule.

Tim Murphy (Pa.) - Said he opposes the cromnibus because of spending on mental health programs.

Ted Poe (Texas)

Bill Posey (Fla.) - Voted against House rule.

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.) - Wants a spending bill that defunds the immigration action.

Steve Stockman (Texas) - Voted against House rule.

Randy Weber (Texas)

Democrats voting against (34)

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraPlanned Parenthood video makers face felony charges in Calif. In California race, social justice wing of Democrats finally comes of age Calif. gov: 'We're not going to bring stupid lawsuits' over border wall MORE (Calif.) - “If everything that I hear that’s in it is in it, no, I would not support that,” Becerra said.

Tony Cardenas (Calif.)

David Cicilline (R.I.)

Emanuel Cleaver (Mo.)

Steve Cohen (Tenn.) - Attended progressives meeting where members demanded changes.

John Conyers (Mich.) - Tweets opposition to "Wall Street giveaways." 

Ted Deutch (Fla.)

Rosa DeLauro (Conn.)

Lloyd Doggett (Texas)

Peter DeFazio (Ore.)

Keith Ellison (Minn.) will vote “no”: Ellison tweeted that he would oppose it, saying “The #CROmnibus is a bad deal for working families, allows bad Wall Street deals, empowers wealthy donors, puts DHS in crisis.”

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Al GreenAl GreenDem claims, without evidence, that some Trump dossier allegations are true Softer Trump storms the Capitol Second Dem to boycott Trump speech to Congress MORE (Texas) - Opposes Dodd-Frank changes.

Luis Gutierrez (Ill.) - Voting no and urging others to do the same.

Janice Hahn (Calif.)

Steve Israel (N.Y.)

Dan Kildee (Mich.)

Barbara Lee (Calif.)

Alan Lowenthal (Calif.)- Attended progressives meeting where members demanded changes.
 
Stephen Lynch (Mass.)
 

Gwen MooreGwen MooreBlack Dems tell Trump: ‘We have a lot to lose’ Dem rep to introduce bill to block use of federal funds for Trump's border wall A guide to the committees: House MORE (Wis.) - Attended progressives meeting where members demanded changes.

Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) - Attended progressives meeting where members demanded changes.

Frank Pallone (N.J.)

Bill Pascrell (N.J.)

Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) - Democratic leader says on floor she'll oppose the bill. But Pelosi says she isn't telling others how to vote.

David Price (N.C.)

Jan Schakowsky (Ill.)

Adam SchiffAdam SchiffNunes won't reveal sources to Intel Committee members First GOP lawmaker calls for Nunes to recuse himself Spicer: If Trump uses Russian salad dressing 'somehow that’s a Russian connection' MORE (Calif.).- “Special interest giveaways, weakening wall street regs & empowering rich donors a no go with me,” Schiff tweeted.

Mark Takano (Calif.)

Bennie Thompson (Miss.)

Chris Van Hollen (Md.) - Opposes the riders regarding campaign finance and changes to Dodd-Frank.

Maxine Waters (Calif.) - Opposes the rider regarding Dodd-Frank.

Henry Waxman (Calif.) - “My plan right now is not to vote for it,” Waxman said.

Democrats leaning against (5)

G.K. ButterfieldG.K. ButterfieldFCC defends not fighting legal challenge to prison call rates A guide to the committees: House 40 House Dems to urge Trump to suspend Flynn MORE (N.C.) - Tells The Hill that he is leaning no.

James Clyburn (S.C.) - The assistant minority Leader indicated Wednesday morning that he would oppose the cromnibus, but later told reporters he was undecided.

Steny Hoyer (Md.) - “We’re trying to change it,” the House minority whip said of the bill Wednesday due to concerns with the campaign finance and Dodd-Frank riders. 

Rick Nolan (Minn.) - Disapproves of the Dodd-Frank rider.

Mark PocanMark PocanDem bill would codify elections as critical infrastructure Dems bringing young undocumented immigrants to Trump's speech A guide to the committees: House MORE (Wis.) - Opposes Dodd-Frank changes.

Republicans voting in favor (6)

Tom Cole (Okla.) - Leadership ally and senior appropriator.

Devin Nunes (Calif.) - Leadership ally.

Joe Pitts (Pa.) - Tells Lancaster Online that he'll vote for the package.

Hal Rogers (Ky.) – The House Appropriations Committee Chairman wrote the cromnibus.

Peter Roskam (Ill.) - Told MSNBC's "Daily Rundown" on Thursday that he will support the bill. 

Paul RyanPaul RyanRepublicans seek to lower odds of a shutdown Trump: 'No doubt' we'll make a deal on healthcare Overnight Finance: WH wants to slash billions | Border wall funding likely on hold | Wells Fargo to pay 0M over unauthorized accounts | Dems debate revamping consumer board MORE (Wis.) - Crafted the budget deal that sets spending caps for the bill.

Democrats voting in favor (1)

Jim MoranJim MoranFormer reps: Increase support to Ukraine to deter Russia GOP Rep. Comstock holds on to Virginia House seat 10 races Democrats must win to take the House MORE (Va.) - Senior appropriator. “It’s a damn good appropriations bill and certainly the best that you’re going to see over the next two years by far,” Moran told reporters.

Undecided 

Charlie Rangel (N.Y.) - Was leaning in favor but know tells reportrs he is undecided on how to vote. 

 

- Sarah Ferris, Mike Lillis, Peter Schroeder, Rebecca Shabad and Scott Wong contributed to this report.