The Republicans who nearly derailed the THUD bill
© Greg Nash

A diverse coalition of hard-line conservatives and centrist Republicans came together late Tuesday night to nearly deprive the annual 2016 spending bill for transportation and housing programs of the votes to pass.

The measure came close to failing on the House floor in a razor-thin 216-210 vote that could have delivered a blow to GOP leaders. 

The $55.3 billion measure contains cuts to Amtrak as well as the D.C. Metro system that many centrists opposed. Rep. Bold Dold (R-Ill.), a top Democratic target who represents suburbs outside Chicago, tried and failed to increase funding for Amtrak. He ultimately voted against the bill.


Similarly, Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), who represents a northern Virginia district near Washington, D.C., cosponsored an amendment to restore funds for the capital's subway system. That amendment was ultimately struck down on a point of order because it lacked offsets. Like Dold, Comstock voted against the underlying legislation.

Heritage Action, an influential conservative group, issued a key vote this week against the bill, arguing it contained too much funding for infrastucture projects. Many of the House's staunchest conservative lawmakers joined the centrists in opposing the bill, including Reps. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksFreedom Caucus chairman blasts 'sensational lies' after Capitol riot Democratic super PAC targets Hawley, Cruz in new ad blitz Trust between lawmakers reaches all-time low after Capitol riots MORE (Ala.), Ken Buck (Colo.), Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertTrust between lawmakers reaches all-time low after Capitol riots Why Trump could face criminal charges for inciting violence and insurrection Democrats to levy fines on maskless lawmakers on House floor MORE (Texas), Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarFreedom Caucus chairman blasts 'sensational lies' after Capitol riot Ethics complaint filed against Biggs, Cawthorn and Gosar over Capitol riot Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence MORE (Ariz.), Jody Hice (Ga.), Tim Huelskamp (Kan.), Thomas Massie (Ky.) and Mark Sanford (S.C.).

Just three Democrats, all of whom are centrists, voted for the bill: Reps. Brad Ashford (Neb.), Henry Cuellar (Texas) and Gwen Graham (Fla.).

Below is a list of the 31 Republicans who voted against the legislation:

1. Justin AmashJustin AmashRepublicans eye primaries in impeachment vote Michigan GOP lawmaker says he's 'strongly considering' impeachment Newly sworn in Republican House member after Capitol riot: 'I regret not bringing my gun to D.C.' MORE (Mich.)

2. Mo Brooks (Ala.)

3. Ken Buck (Colo.)

4. Buddy Carter (Ga.)

5. Barbara Comstock (Va.)

6. Ryan Costello (Pa.)

7. Bob Dold (Ill.)

8. Dan Donovan (N.Y.)

9. Michael FitzpatrickMichael (Mike) G. FitzpatrickFormer Pennsylvania Rep. Fitzpatrick dead at 56 Pelosi: Mexico should not worry about Trump House lawmakers ask for answers on cooked ISIS intel allegations MORE (Pa.)

10. Trent FranksHarold (Trent) Trent FranksArizona New Members 2019 Cook shifts 8 House races toward Dems Freedom Caucus members see openings in leadership MORE (Ariz.)

11. Chris Gibson (N.Y.)

12. Louie Gohmert (Texas)

13. Paul Gosar (Ariz.)

14. Jody Hice (Ga.)

15. Tim Huelskamp (Kan.)

16. Walter Jones (N.C.)

17. John Katko (N.Y.)

18. Peter King (N.Y.)

19. Doug Lamborn (Colo.)

20. Cynthia LummisCynthia Marie LummisBiden temporary pause on federal oil leases sets stage for future restrictions White House lays groundwork for international approach on climate change GOP senator to introduce bill barring Biden from restricting drilling on federal lands MORE (Wyo.)

21. Thomas Massie (Ky.)

22. Tom McClintock (Calif.)

23. Martha McSally (Ariz.)

24. Patrick Meehan (Pa.)

25. Joe Pitts (Pa.)

26. Bill Posey (Fla.)

27. John Ratcliffe (Texas)

28. Dana Rohrabacher (Calif.)

29. Mark Sanford (S.C.)

30. Jim SensenbrennerFrank (Jim) James SensenbrennerGOP puts pressure on Pelosi over Swalwell House Republicans who didn't sign onto the Texas lawsuit House Judiciary Republicans mockingly tweet 'Happy Birthday' to Hillary Clinton after Barrett confirmation MORE (Wis.)

31. Chris Smith (N.J.)