Whip List on House GOP border bill

House Republicans are attempting to pass legislation to address the border crisis, but it remains to be seen if they have the votes.
 
Democratic leaders are whipping against the measure, though at least a handful of Democrats are expected to back it. Still, Republicans must minimize defections, and if there are more than two dozen, the legislation could fall short. Tea Party Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzViral video shows O’Rourke air-drumming to the Who’s ‘Baba O’Riley’ after Cruz debate Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate NY Times, McCabe give Trump perfect cover to fire Rosenstein, Sessions MORE (R-Texas) is urging House Republicans to oppose the bill.

Lacking the votes, House Republican leaders on Wednesday night shifted strategy, seeking two votes on their $659 million border bill as well as legislation that would curtail President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The following is a rundown of where members stand on the bill. A vote is expected Thursday.

Please email updates/information to Bob Cusack at bcusack@thehill.com.

LAST UPDATED ON 7/31/14 at 10:46 a.m.

 

REPUBLICANS

No or Leaning No (10)

Kerry BentivolioKerry BentivolioIndiana Republican: Leaders duped me Reindeer farmer saves 'cromnibus' with yes vote High drama as .1T spending package advances by one vote MORE (Mich.) — Will vote no. Bentivolio is facing a tough primary.
Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksLatino groups intervene in Alabama census lawsuit Alabama GOP congressman preps possible Senate bid against Doug Jones Loyalty to Donald Trump is new normal for the Republican Party MORE (Ala.)
Paul BrounPaul Collins BrounCalifornia lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment Republican candidates run against ghost of John Boehner The Trail 2016: Let’s have another debate! MORE (Ga.) — Now leaning no after leaning yes earlier in the week.
John FlemingJohn Calvin FlemingOvernight Energy: Watchdog opens investigation into Interior chief | Judge halts Pruitt truck pollution rule decision | Winners, losers in EPA, Interior spending bill amendments Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus Coast Guard suspends search for missing Ohio plane MORE (La.)
Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertTrump: 'Fake news media’ didn’t cover when Obama said '57 states' in 2008 Bipartisan pair offers advice on ‘Climbing the Hill’ Trump allies want Congress to find anonymous op-ed author MORE (Texas)
Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarGOP lawmaker's mother sides with him after siblings endorse opponent GOP lawmaker blasts siblings who backed Dem rival: 'Stalin would be proud' GOP lawmaker's siblings endorse Dem opponent: 'Difficult to see my brother as anything but a racist' MORE (Ariz.) — Told The Hill he is leaning no.
Tim Huelskamp (Kan.)
Walter Jones (N.C.)
Steve King (Iowa) — A firm no.
Randy WeberRandall (Randy) Keith WeberTo protect the environment, Trump should investigate Russian collusion Family of Santa Fe school shooting victim sues suspect's parents Santa Fe shooting suspect reportedly killed girl who turned down his advances MORE (Texas)

Undecided/Unclear (5)

Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump questions Kavanaugh accuser's account | Accuser may testify Thursday | Midterm blame game begins The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh, accuser say they’re prepared to testify The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh and his accuser will testify publicly MORE (Tenn.) — Among House Republicans who huddled with Cruz on Wednesday night.
Jim BridenstineJames (Jim) Frederick BridenstineNASA looking into selling naming rights for rockets to corporate brands: report NASA administrator says he always thought humans caused climate change We really are going back to the moon and then on to Mars MORE (Okla.) — Among House Republicans who huddled with Cruz on Wednesday night.
Trent FranksHarold (Trent) Trent FranksFreedom Caucus members see openings in leadership AP Analysis: 25 state lawmakers running in 2018 have been accused of sexual misconduct Jordan weathering political storm, but headwinds remain MORE (Ariz.)
Scott GarrettErnest (Scott) Scott GarrettManufacturers support Reed to helm Ex-Im Bank Trump taps nominee to lead Export-Import Bank Who has the edge for 2018: Republicans or Democrats? MORE (N.J.)
Randy NeugebauerRobert (Randy) Randolph NeugebauerCordray announces he's leaving consumer bureau, promotes aide to deputy director GOP eager for Trump shake-up at consumer bureau Lobbying World MORE (Texas) — Among House Republicans who huddled with Cruz on Wednesday night.

Key conservatives leaning yes or yes (7)

Paul Broun (Ga.)
Andy Harris (Md.)
Raul Labrador (Idaho) — Leaning yes.
Kenny Marchant (Texas)
Mick Mulvaney (S.C.)
Matt SalmonMatthew (Matt) James SalmonArizona voters like Kyl but few think he'll stick around Former Sen. Jon Kyl to replace McCain in Senate Arizona governor faces pressure over McCain replacement MORE (Ariz.) — Told MSNBC's Chuck Todd he is a firm yes. Salmon has been a thorn in leadership's side, but was a member of the House GOP working group on the border bill.
Rep. David SchweikertDavid SchweikertHillicon Valley: Trump considers revoking Obama-era officials' security clearances | Record lobbying quarter for Facebook, Amazon | Why Hollywood wants Google hauled before Congress | New worries about supply chain cyber threats The Hill's Morning Report — Russia furor grips Washington Freedom Caucus members see openings in leadership MORE (Ariz.) — Leaning yes.

DEMOCRATS

Yes or leaning yes (1)

Henry Cuellar (Texas) — Will back supplemental bill, but does not favor DACA policy change.

Undecided/No Comment (10)

Ron BarberRonald (Ron) Sylvester BarberKavanaugh nomination a make or break moment to repeal Citizens United Latina Leaders to Watch 2018 Principles and actions mean more than Jeff Flake’s words MORE (Ariz.) — Vulnerable Dem says he is still studying the bill and won't announce his vote in advance. Barber backed Cuellar bill on policy changes to border law.
John BarrowJohn Jenkins BarrowOur democracy can’t afford to cut legal aid services from the budget Dem files Ethics complaint on Benghazi panel Barrow thanks staff in farewell speech MORE (Ga.) — Republicans are targeting Barrow this fall.
Sanford Bishop (Ga.) — Undecided, but "leaning against."
Sean Maloney (N.Y.) — Undecided.
Jim MathesonJames (Jim) David MathesonTrump EPA eases standards for coal ash disposal Utah redistricting reform measure likely to qualify for ballot Trump's budget targets affordable, reliable power MORE (Utah)
Mike McIntyre (N.C.)
Collin Peterson (Minn.) — GOP target hasn't said which way he'll vote. Peterson co-sponsored Cuellar measure.
Kurt Schrader (Ore.) — Will announce his position before the vote.
David Scott (Ga.) — Wants "to sleep on it."
Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.)

 

Key Democrats to vote no or leaning no (2)

Bill FosterGeorge (Bill) William FosterCongress and Trump are out of step on intellectual property Overnight Defense: House passes 5B defense spending bill | Pentagon moving forward on Trump military parade | Mattis vows 'ironclad' support for South Korea's defense House passes 5B Pentagon spending bill MORE (Ill.)
Steven Horsford (Nev.) — Leaning no because "the bill does not provide sufficient due process protections and doesn't do enough to address the crisis at the border," according to his office.

 

 

 

 

 

— Mike Lillis, Cristina Marcos, Peter Schroeder, Alexander Bolton and Tomas Navia contributed.