GOP 'no' votes piling up in the House


Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerGOP revolts multiply against retiring Ryan Can Jim Jordan become top House Republican? Tensions on immigration erupt in the House GOP MORE (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by CVS Health — Trump’s love-hate relationship with the Senate Race for Republican Speaker rare chance to unify party for election Scalise allies upset over Ryan blindside on McCarthy endorsement 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 ChaffetzChaplain controversy shifts spotlight to rising GOP star Ingraham’s ratings spike a wake-up for advertisers Boehner to campaign for House GOP candidates MORE (Utah), Walter Jones (N.C.), Randy ForbesJames (Randy) Randy ForbesToo much ‘can do,’ not enough candor Trump makes little headway filling out Pentagon jobs Why there's only one choice for Trump's Navy secretary MORE (Va.), John FlemingJohn Calvin 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.), Justin AmashJustin AmashLawmakers seek to limit US involvement in Yemen's civil war NC Republican pressed on Trump in primary showdown Harassment rules play into race for Speaker 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 Mark GraysonThe Hill's Morning Report: Frustration mounts as Republicans blow up tax message Former Dem Rep. Alan Grayson to challenge for old House seat PolitiFact cancels Alan Grayson hire after backlash 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.