The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill

The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill
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House Republicans are voting Thursday on a tax overhaul package and appear to have the votes needed.

The bill would slash corporate tax rates, reduce some individual rates for middle class families and eliminate or scale back some popular breaks.

Republicans from high-tax states like New York and California are worried about cutting back state and local tax deductions and limiting the property tax deduction to $10,000.

Assuming all Democrats vote against the GOP bill, Republican leaders can afford no more than 22 defections.

Here is a look at how the votes are stacking up.

The Hill will be updating this list. Please send updates to mmali@thehill.com.

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This list was last updated on Nov. 16 at 9:43 a.m.

 

NO (10)

Rep. Dan Donovan (N.Y.) — Donovan announced he will join a news conference Nov. 16 to voice opposition to the House bill on the day of the vote.

Rep. John Faso (N.Y.) — Like Donovan, Faso is set to take part in a Nov. 16 press conference to highlight his opposition to the GOP bill.

Rep. Darrell IssaDarrell Edward IssaTrump-free Kennedy Center Honors avoids politics Giffords gun group targets Issa over concealed carry bill The Hill Interview: Missouri Republican has gavel on his radar MORE (Calif.)  Issa told reporters he cannot vote for bill in its current form. The measure on state and local tax deductions would hit affluent states like California hard.

Rep. Walter JonesWalter Beaman JonesGOP rejects Dem effort to demand Trump’s tax returns ahead of Senate vote GOP in furious push for tax-reform votes Congress must end American support for Saudi war in Yemen MORE (N.C.) — Jones, who frequently bucks House leadership, told The Hill he is a "no" because the bill raises the deficit.

Rep. Pete KingPeter (Pete) Thomas KingThe 13 House Republicans who voted against the GOP tax plan House passes sweeping tax bill in huge victory for GOP House GOP set for big tax win MORE (N.Y.) — King on ABC’s "This Week" said he is a "no" vote unless the state and local tax deduction is put back in.

Rep. Leonard LanceLeonard LanceAn overlooked solution to the opioid epidemic GOP rep: Taxpayer money should not pay for settlements The 13 House Republicans who voted against the GOP tax plan MORE (N.J.) — Lance is a "no." He cited changes to state and local income tax deductions.

Rep. Frank LoBiondoFrank Alo LoBiondoJuan Williams: The GOP has divided America The 13 House Republicans who voted against the GOP tax plan House passes sweeping tax bill in huge victory for GOP MORE (N.J.) — "[T]he elimination of state and local income tax deductions and the $10,000 cap on property tax deductions would be detrimental to New Jersey residents," LoBiondo said in a statement. Separately, he announced he would retire at the end of this Congress.

Rep. Chris Smith (N.J.) —"While I believe Americans are overtaxed and need relief, I must vote 'no' this week on the tax bill, H.R. 1, because of its negative impact on New Jersey and my congressional district," he said in a statement Monday.

Rep. Elise Stefanik (N.Y.) — The co-chairwoman of the moderate Tuesday Group told reporters she is a "no," according to Bloomberg. Stefanik voiced concerns about state and local taxes when the bill was introduced.

Rep. Lee Zeldin (N.Y.) — "We need to fix this State and Local Tax deduction issue," the New York lawmaker said in a statement.

 

UNDECIDED/UNCLEAR (11)

Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashGOP leaders agree to consider Dec. 30 spending bill House approves motion to go to tax conference — with drama Overnight Finance: House approves motion to go to tax conference — with drama | GOP leaders to consider Dec. 30 spending bill | Justices skeptical of ban on sports betting | Mulvaney won't fire official who sued him MORE (Mich.) — The Freedom Caucus member said it’s too early to know how the bill impacts his constituents. Amash voted "no" on the budget blueprint that opened the door to tax reform.

Rep. Andy Biggs (Ariz.) — Biggs told The Hill on Nov. 10 he's still undecided.

Rep. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockHouse Republican backs bill to overhaul DC Metro Poll: Voters in vulnerable GOP districts oppose tax bill Giffords targets 8 Republicans on conceal and carry in new ads MORE (Va.) — "I'm still looking at it," Comstock said Nov. 2, the day the bill was introduced.

Rep. Ryan CostelloRyan Anthony CostellloGreen group poll: Arctic refuge drilling unpopular in key GOP districts The 13 House Republicans who voted against the GOP tax plan Lawmakers unveil 'ME TOO Congress' bill to overhaul sexual harassment policies MORE (Pa.)  Costello said he was still studying the bill on Nov. 2.

Rep. Warren DavidsonWarren Earl DavidsonThe 13 House Republicans who voted against the GOP tax plan House votes on US involvement in Yemen This week: House GOP pushes tax reform vote MORE (Ohio) — The Freedom Caucus member is undecided. “#TaxReform that raises your taxes is the wrong direction. Still reviewing scenarios from the House and Senate bills," he tweeted Nov. 10.

Rep. Charlie DentCharles(Charlie) Wieder DentJuan Williams: The GOP has divided America Republicans pursue two-week spending bill GOP could punt funding fight to January MORE (Pa.)  The chairman of the moderate Tuesday Group said he’s “still reviewing it,” but there is a need for tax reform.

Rep. Rodney FrelinghuysenRodney Procter FrelinghuysenConservative lawmakers met to discuss GOP chairman’s ouster Overnight Finance: GOP delays work on funding bill amid conservative demands | Senate panel approves Fed nominee Powell | Dodd-Frank rollback advances | WH disputes report Mueller subpoenaed Trump bank records Overnight Finance: House approves motion to go to tax conference — with drama | GOP leaders to consider Dec. 30 spending bill | Justices skeptical of ban on sports betting | Mulvaney won't fire official who sued him MORE (N.J.) — The chairman of the Appropriations Committee and a vulnerable Republican told reporters on Friday he was “still looking at the 400-page bill.”

Rep. John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoHouse passes bill to fund overtime pay for Secret Service agents Poll: Voters in vulnerable GOP districts oppose tax bill FCC's net neutrality repeal sparks backlash MORE (N.Y.) — Katko is reportedly undecided.

Rep. Tom McClintockThomas (Tom) Milller McClintockPelosi blasts California Republicans for supporting tax bill The 13 House Republicans who voted against the GOP tax plan House passes sweeping tax bill in huge victory for GOP MORE (Calif.) — A McClintock spokeswoman told Morning Consult on Nov. 8 that the lawmaker wanted to keep the state and local tax deductions and was waiting to see the final package.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (Calif.) — Rohrabacher said on Nov. 13 he is still reviewing the bill.

Rep. Mark Sanford (S.C.) — Sanford is undecided. “I struggle with the degree of benefit that comes from lowering taxes on corporations but raising them on some individuals," he said on Nov. 14. “It’s just tough to get your arms around, particularly if you’re a deficit hawk.”

 

LEANING YES (5)

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (Tenn.) — DesJarlais says he is “leaning "yes" but I’d like to see the finished product.”

Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsTrump rips Dems a day ahead of key White House meeting Overnight Health Care: 3.6M signed up for ObamaCare in first month | Ryan pledges 'entitlement reform' next year | Dems push for more money to fight opioids Overnight Finance: Trump says shutdown 'could happen' | Ryan, conservatives inch closer to spending deal | Senate approves motion to go to tax conference | Ryan promises 'entitlement reform' in 2018 MORE (N.C.)  The Freedom Caucus chairman is leaning yes. He called the bill a "work in progress" on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday.

Rep. Ann Wagner (Mo.) — Wagner said she likes the “permanence” of many tax cuts in the bill but would like them to be retroactive for one year. She is close to leadership.

Rep. Mark Walker (N.C.) — The chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee caucus has been very supportive of the tax effort. He said the tax bill “is extremely positive.”

Rep. Roger WilliamsJohn (Roger) Roger WilliamsThe Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill Overnight Finance: Freedom Caucus chair courts Dems on tax reform | House passes .5B disaster relief package | House GOP worries about budget's fate in Senate 69 Republicans vote against aid for Puerto Rico, other disaster sites MORE (Texas) — Williams said the bill is “on the right track,” but he has concerns about a provision on the deductibility of businesses’ interest expenses.

 

YES (45)

Rep. Jim Banks (Ind.) — The freshman lawmaker tells The Hill he is a "yes." 

Rep. Gus Bilirakis (Fla.) — Bilirakis told The Hill on Nov. 14 he will vote "yes."

Rep. Mike Bishop (Mich.) — Bishop voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Diane BlackDiane Lynn BlackRyan picks his negotiating team for tax cut bill Overnight Finance: House approves motion to go to tax conference — with drama | GOP leaders to consider Dec. 30 spending bill | Justices skeptical of ban on sports betting | Mulvaney won't fire official who sued him Lawmakers take to Twitter to spread the Thanksgiving cheer MORE (Tenn.) ­— Black voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyRyan pledges 'entitlement reform' in 2018 Senate approves motion to go to tax conference Overnight Finance: GOP delays work on funding bill amid conservative demands | Senate panel approves Fed nominee Powell | Dodd-Frank rollback advances | WH disputes report Mueller subpoenaed Trump bank records MORE (Texas) — Brady is chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and the architect of the bill.

Rep. Dave Brat (Va.) — “Leadership did a great job on this thing,” said Brat.

Rep. Vern BuchananVernon Gale BuchananMORE (Fla.) — The senior Ways and Means Committee member said the bill “cuts taxes for middle-class families as well as small businesses, simplifies a broken tax code and jump-starts the economy.”

Rep. Ted BuddTheodore (Ted) Paul BuddLawmakers call on Treasury to take tougher stance on Hamas in Qatar The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill MORE (N.C.)  “Since the beginning, I have asked three main questions: Will this bill cut taxes for the middle class; does this bill make our business climate competitive in the global economy; and does this bill simplify the tax filing process for people at home? The answer to all of these questions are ‘yes,’ ” he said in a statement.

Rep. Kevin CramerKevin John CramerIt makes no sense for federal policies to prevent charities from assisting Americans Chances for government shutdown rising The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill MORE (N.D.) — Cramer said he told the president he’s a "yes" on tax reform.

Rep. Carlos CurbeloCarlos Luis CurbeloHouse Republican: 'I worry about both sides' of the aisle on DACA House passes concealed carry gun bill 34 House Republicans demand DACA action this year MORE (Fla.) — Curbelo voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Rodney DavisRodney Lee DavisThe Hill Interview: Missouri Republican has gavel on his radar Is there room for another GOP caucus? Main Street chairman says yes The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill MORE (Ill.) — Davis, the new chairman of the Republican Main Street Caucus, told The Hill he will vote "yes."

Rep. Chuck FleischmannCharles (Chuck) Joseph FleischmannGOP could punt funding fight to January Lawmakers call on Treasury to take tougher stance on Hamas in Qatar The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill MORE (Tenn.) — “I would hope it would be a big vote,” said Fleischmann.

Rep. Trent FranksHarold (Trent) Trent FranksHouse forges ahead with Dec. 22 spending bill Conservatives fear end-of-year ‘Christmas tree’ spending bill Adoption tax credit restored after conservative backlash MORE (Ariz.) — Franks, a member of the Freedom Caucus, told The Hill on Nov. 14 he will vote "yes."

Rep. Andy HarrisAndrew (Andy) Peter HarrisMcConnell PAC demands Moore return its money The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill GOP predicts few defections on tax vote MORE (Md.)  He told The Hill he is a "yes" on Friday. His constituents could be heavily impacted by the changes to state and local tax deduction.

Rep. George HoldingGeorge Edward Bell HoldingThe Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill Live coverage: Day three of the Ways and Means GOP tax bill markup Live coverage: Day two of the Ways and Means GOP tax bill markup MORE (N.C.) — Holding voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Lynn JenkinsLynn Haag JenkinsThe Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill House adopts Senate budget, takes step toward tax reform GOP congresswoman condemns Trump tweet: 'This is not okay' MORE (Kan.) — Jenkins voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Sam JohnsonSamuel (Sam) Robert JohnsonSeven Texas lawmakers leaving Congress means a younger, more diverse delegation The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill Texas GOP lawmaker won’t seek reelection MORE (Texas) — Johnson voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. David JoyceDavid Patrick JoyceThe Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill Bipartisan Great Lakes legislation deserves attention MORE (Ohio) — Joyce told The Hill on Nov. 3 he is a "yes." The moderate Republican voted "no" on the ObamaCare repeal.

Rep. Mike KellyGeorge (Mike) Joseph KellyGOP nears initial victory on tax reform The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill Live coverage: Day two of the Ways and Means GOP tax bill markup MORE (Pa.) — Kelly voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Doug LaMalfaDouglas (Doug) LaMalfaPelosi blasts California Republicans for supporting tax bill The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill Lawmakers urge FDA to modify brewery grain rules MORE (Calif.) — LaMalfa told Politico he backs the bill but expects changes in conference committee.

Rep. Tom MacArthurThomas (Tom) Charles MacArthurThe 13 House Republicans who voted against the GOP tax plan House GOP set for big tax win The Republican tax bill will cut thousands of Puerto Rico jobs MORE (N.J.)  MacArthur was vocal about the state and local tax deduction but said Tuesday he would vote for the bill. The centrist said he was satisfied with a cap on those deductions.

Rep. Kenny MarchantKenny Ewell MarchantLive coverage: Day four of the Ways and Means GOP tax bill markup The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill Texas Republican calls for Ebola quarantine facility at Dallas airport MORE (Texas) — Marchant voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Thomas MassieThomas Harold MassieHouse passes concealed carry gun bill GOP could punt funding fight to January McConnell PAC demands Moore return its money MORE (Ky.) —"I am going to vote for this. This is a new experience for me to be excited about a bill,” he told CNN.

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthy34 House Republicans demand DACA action this year GOP leaders agree to consider Dec. 30 spending bill House approves motion to go to tax conference — with drama MORE (Calif.)

Rep. Cathy McMorris RodgersCathy McMorris RodgersOvernight Finance: Trump calls for ObamaCare mandate repeal, cuts to top tax rate | Trump to visit Capitol Hill in tax reform push | CBO can't do full score before vote | Bipartisan Senate bill would ease Dodd-Frank rules Overnight Regulation: Bipartisan Senate bill would curb Dodd-Frank rules | Opioid testing rule for transport workers finalized | Google faces state antitrust probe | Dems want investigation into FCC chief Trump to visit Capitol Hill amid tax-reform push MORE (Wash.)

Rep. Pat MeehanPatrick (Pat) Leo MeehanThe Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill GOP leaders have few sure votes on debt ceiling Dems, GOP roll out dueling taxpayer protection bills MORE (Pa.) — Meehan voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemRyan picks his negotiating team for tax cut bill Overnight Finance: House approves motion to go to tax conference — with drama | GOP leaders to consider Dec. 30 spending bill | Justices skeptical of ban on sports betting | Mulvaney won't fire official who sued him The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill MORE (S.D.) — Noem voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesTop intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father House Intel chairman planning contempt resolution against FBI, DOJ officials: report Ryan picks his negotiating team for tax cut bill MORE (Calif.) — Nunes voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Erik PaulsenErik Philip PaulsenHouse votes to overturn Obama mining ban in Minnesota Protect Access to Cellular Transplant (PACT) Act would help Medicare patients with blood cancers The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill MORE (Minn.) — Paulsen voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Tom ReedThomas (Tom) W. ReedLet's tax college endowments to pay for students' education America’s pension crisis demands action by Congress The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill MORE (N.Y.) — Reed was one of only two New York Republicans to support the budget blueprint. He serves on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Dave ReichertDavid (Dave) George ReichertMcCarthy: Virginia election ‘makes me nervous’ 12 House Republicans object to Alaska refuge oil drilling proposal Ads target House Republicans over tax reform MORE (Wash.) — Reichert voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Jim Renacci (Ohio) — Renacci voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Tom RiceHugh (Tom) Thompson RiceThe Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill GOP bill would hike gas tax by 10 cents GOP flocks to bill curbing Obama's power MORE (S.C.) — Rice voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Peter Roskam (Ill.) — Roskam voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Dennis Ross (Fla.) — Ross told The Hill on Nov. 2 he is a "yes." He serves as a deputy whip.

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees House Republican: 'I worry about both sides' of the aisle on DACA Overnight Health Care: 3.6M signed up for ObamaCare in first month | Ryan pledges 'entitlement reform' next year | Dems push for more money to fight opioids MORE (Wis.)

Majority Whip Steve Scalise (La.)

Rep. David SchweikertDavid SchweikertThe Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill GOP Senate hopeful Kelli Ward leads challengers in internal poll Kelli Ward pursues Rand Paul’s endorsement in Arizona MORE (Ariz.) — Schweikert voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Adrian Smith (Neb.) — Smith voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Jason Smith (Mo.) — A member of GOP leadership and the Ways and Means Committee, Smith says it’s going to be a “very strong vote.”

Rep. Pat Tiberi (Ohio) — Tiberi voted for the bill on the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. David Valadao (Calif.) — Valadao is now a "yes," according to The Washington Post.

Rep. Jackie Walorski (Ind.) — A member of the Ways and Means Committee, Walorski voted for the bill.

Rep. Mimi Walters (Calif.)  Walters told The Hill she would vote for the bill.

Rep. Daniel Webster (Fla.) — Webster told The Hill he is a "yes."