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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 BachmannWill Trump back women’s museum? Michele Bachmann on Trump victory: ‘God did this’ The right-wing wants a revolution, and we had better pay attention 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 BrooksHispanic leader: Trump team talk on immigration 'encouraging' Alabama rep to seek Senate appointment if Sessions joins Trump administration GOP bill would block undocumenteds from military service 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 FlemingFreedom Caucus member to bring up bill on impeaching IRS chief GOP seeks to make it 52 Louisiana Senate race heads to runoff 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 GosarOversight panel demands answers on Pentagon waste report Arizonans agree: No new national monument Is there a silver lining to the ObamaCare blues? 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 SalmonRyan delays committee assignments until 2017 GOP lawmakers praise Trump for Taiwan call Trump eyes House members for Cabinet jobs 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 BecerraBecerra: California ready to fight Trump administration House Dems to perform election autopsy Sanders vs. Trump: The battle of the bully pulpit 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.”

Joe GarciaJoe GarciaFreshman Curbelo wins reelection in Fla. LGBT Republican groups campaigning for Curbelo in Fla. House Democrats amplify anti-Trump strategy MORE (Fla.)

Al GreenAl GreenObama promises not to twerk at WH concert Dem lawmakers rally Muslims against Trump Black caucus issues call to action 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 MooreWis. Dem demands apology for Republican's 'communist' jab La. rep picked to lead Congressional Black Caucus Pelosi fends off challenge to leadership 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 SchiffWhite House orders intelligence report of election cyberattacks McCarthy’s ghost smiles as Dems point the finger at Russia Budowsky: Did Putin elect Trump? 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. ButterfieldJustices consider redistricting in Virginia, NC La. rep picked to lead Congressional Black Caucus Black Caucus head won't commit in Dems' leadership race 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 PocanWis. Dem demands apology for Republican's 'communist' jab Bernie Sanders joins striking federal contract workers for rally Second House Dem publicly backs Pelosi's challenger 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 RyanPresident Obama should curb mass incarceration with clemency Senators move to protect 'Dreamers' Cruz, DeSantis to introduce constitutional amendment on term limits MORE (Wis.) - Crafted the budget deal that sets spending caps for the bill.

Democrats voting in favor (1)

Jim MoranJim MoranGOP Rep. Comstock holds on to Virginia House seat 10 races Democrats must win to take the House House Dem: Congress needs 'courage' to call for its own pay raise 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.