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Less than half of House Republicans vote for clean DHS funding

Only 75 House Republicans joined Democrats on Tuesday to approve legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security without provisions to undo President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

The 75 Republicans who voted with all 182 Democrats in the 257-167 vote are mostly centrists, appropriators or lawmakers in tough reelection races next year. 

{mosads}All the top members of the House GOP leadership team voted in favor of the measure. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who typically only reserves voting for major legislation or close tallies, cast a vote in support. So did House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.). 

Many GOP members of the House Appropriations Committee, including its chairman, Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), voted “yes.” They include Reps. John Carter (Texas), who chairs the subcommittee overseeing DHS and wrote the underlying bill; Charlie Dent (Pa.), a critic of the strategy of tying funding to stopping the executive actions; Tom Cole (Okla.); Kay Granger (Texas); David Jolly (Fla.); Mario Díaz-Balart (Fla.) and Mike Simpson (Idaho). Appropriators tend to vote for funding bills that come out of their committee.

Lawmakers likely to face competitive reelection races that voted in favor of the measure include Reps. Martha McSally (Ariz.), Frank Guinta (N.H.), Bob Dold (Ill.), Mike Bost (Ill.), Rodney Davis (Ill.), Carlos Curbelo (Fla.), Bruce Poliquin (Maine) and Will Hurd (Texas). 

Nine committee chairmen also voted yes: Rogers, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (Wis.), Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (Minn.), Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (Mich.), Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (Calif.), Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (Texas), Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (Calif.) and Administration Chairwoman Candice Miller (Mich.). Dent, a centrist and appropriator, is also the House Ethics Committee chairman.

More than half of House Republicans voted against the measure, thereby breaking the so-called “Hastert rule” that all bills pass with a majority of the majority. The rule is named after former Speaker Denny Hastert (R-Ill.). In total, all 167 votes in opposition came from Republicans. 

Below is a list of all the House Republicans who voted yes:

Dan Benishek (Mich.)

Mike Bishop (Mich.)

John Boehner (Ohio)

Mike Bost (Ill.)

Susan Brooks (Ind.)

Vern Buchanan (Fla.)

Ken Calvert (Calif.)

John Carter (Texas)

Mike Coffman (Colo.)

Tom Cole (Okla.)

Chris Collins (N.Y.)

Barbara Comstock (Va.)

Ryan Costello (Pa.)

Carlos Curbelo (Fla.)

Rodney Davis (Ill.)

Jeff Denham (Calif.)

Charlie Dent (Pa.)

Mario Díaz-Balart (Fla.)

Bob Dold (Ill.)

Renee Ellmers (N.C.)

Tom Emmer (Minn.)

Michael Fitzpatrick (Pa.)

Rodney Frelinghuysen (N.J.)

Chris Gibson (N.Y.)

Kay Granger (Texas)

Frank Guinta (N.H.)

Richard Hanna (N.Y.)

Cresent Hardy (Nev.)

Joe Heck (Nev.)

Will Hurd (Texas)

David Jolly (Fla.)

John Katko (N.Y.)

Peter King (N.Y.)

Adam Kinzinger (Ill.)

John Kline (Minn.)

Steve Knight (Calif.)

Leonard Lance (N.J.)

Frank LoBiondo (N.J.)

Tom MacArthur (N.J.)

Kevin McCarthy (Calif.)

Michael McCaul (Texas) 

Patrick McHenry (N.C.)

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.)

Martha McSally (Ariz.)

Patrick Meehan (Pa.)

Candice Miller (Mich.)

John Moolenaar (Mich.)

Tim Murphy (Pa.)

Kristi Noem (S.D.)

Devin Nunes (Calif.)

Erik Paulsen (Minn.)

Robert Pittenger (N.C.)

Joe Pitts (Pa.)

Bruce Poliquin (Maine)

Dave Reichert (Wash.)

Hal Rogers (Ky.)

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.)

Ed Royce (Calif.)

Paul Ryan (Wis.)

Steve Scalise (La.)

Aaron Schock (Ill.)

John Shimkus (Ill.)

Mike Simpson (Idaho)

Chris Smith (N.J.)

Elise Stefanik (N.Y.)

Steve Stivers (Ohio)

Glenn Thompson (Pa.)

Pat Tiberi (Ohio)

Dave Trott (Mich.)

Mike Turner (Ohio)

Fred Upton (Mich.)

David Valadao (Calif.)

Greg Walden (Ore.)

Mimi Walters (Calif.)

Todd Young (Ind.)

Tags Boehner Cathy McMorris Rodgers Dan Benishek Dave Reichert Department of Homeland Security John Boehner Kay Granger Michael Fitzpatrick Paul Ryan Rodney Frelinghuysen Susan Brooks Todd Young
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