GOP 'no' votes piling up in the House


Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerEXCLUSIVE: Pro-Hillary group takes 0K in banned donations Ryan: Benghazi report shows administration's failures Clinton can't escape Benghazi responsibility MORE (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorLobbying world The Trail 2016: 11 hours, 800 pages, 0 changed minds Juan Williams: The capitulation of Paul Ryan MORE (R-Va.) on Tuesday came out in support of U.S. intervention. But rank-and-file-members are not following their lead.

GOP leaders have made it clear that it is up to President Obama to convince the nation and Congress that a resolution should be passed in the wake of alleged chemical attacks in Syria.

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As of time of publishing, there were 42 House members who will vote no or are planning to vote no. Twenty-nine of them are Republicans. Conversely, only four House Republicans have publicly backed a Syria measure, according to The Hill's whip list.

Republicans who are in the "no/leaning no" column include Reps. Tom Cole (Okla.), Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzOvernight Energy: Obama signs chemical safety reform into law House caucus to focus on business in Latin America Freedom Caucus urges vote on impeaching IRS commissioner MORE (Utah), Walter Jones (N.C.), Randy ForbesRandy ForbesGOP rep faces recount in close primary race Virginia GOP rep loses primary Supreme Court to review Virginia state voting districts MORE (Va.), John FlemingJohn FlemingHHS chief meets with House Republicans on abortion dispute Admin. rejects complaint that California broke abortion law The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (La.), Justin AmashJustin AmashTrump muddies GOP message on protecting the Constitution Libertarian looks for anti-Trump bump The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (Mich.) and Michele Bachmann (Minn.).

There are 14 House lawmakers who will vote yes or who are leaning yes. Dozens of lawmakers are undecided.

The good news for Obama is the numbers are better in the Senate, with more supporting than opposing.

The House looks to be a tough slog. Obama has Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in his corner, but some on the left — such as Rep. Alan GraysonAlan Grayson19 House Democrats' sites hacked at close of gun sit-in Poll: Rubio, Murphy neck-and-neck in Florida Senate race The Trail 2016: 11 hours, 800 pages, 0 changed minds MORE (D-Fla.) — are actively working against the president.

Some high-ranking members on both sides of the aisle, including Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (S.C.), are in the undecided column.

It appears that for a Syria resolution to pass the lower chamber, a large percentage of Democrats will need to approve it.

There are 233 Republicans in the House and 200 Democrats, with two vacancies.