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 CruzTrump administration grants funding extension for Texas testing sites Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down GOP lawmakers join social media app billed as alternative to Big Tech 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.

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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 BrooksOvernight Defense: Senate confirms US military's first African American service chief | Navy to ban display of Confederate flags | GOP lawmakers urge Trump not to cut troops in Germany Republicans urge Trump to reject slashing US troop presence in Germany Conservative lawmakers press Trump to suspend guest worker programs for a year MORE (Ala.)
Paul BrounPaul Collins BrounHundreds apply to fill Isakson's Senate seat in Georgia Joe Lieberman's son running for Senate in Georgia California lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment MORE (Ga.) — Now leaning no after leaning yes earlier in the week.
John FlemingJohn Calvin FlemingTrump wants Congress to delay Census deadlines amid pandemic Meadows sets up coronavirus hotline for members of Congress The Hill's Morning Report - Iran strikes US bases in Iraq; Trump to speak today MORE (La.)
Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertGOP-Trump fractures on masks open up Democrats start cracking down on masks for lawmakers Justice Department officials say decisions are politicized MORE (Texas)
Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarHouse Republicans urge White House to support TSA giving travelers temperature checks OVERNIGHT ENERGY: DOJ whistleblower cites Trump tweets as impetus for California emissions probe | Democrats set July vote for major conservation bill, blaming Republicans for delay | Trump vows crackdown on monument vandalism Democrats set July vote for major conservation bill, blaming Republicans for delay 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 WeberHouse Republicans urge White House to support TSA giving travelers temperature checks House GOP lawmakers urge Senate to confirm Vought Top conservatives pen letter to Trump with concerns on fourth coronavirus relief bill MORE (Texas)

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Undecided/Unclear (5)

Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnUS lawmakers call on EU to label entire Hezbollah a terrorist organization Hillicon Valley: Trump tweet gets warning again | Australia under cyberattack | North Face pulls Facebook ads Republicans take aim at Google in fight to remove legal shield MORE (Tenn.) — Among House Republicans who huddled with Cruz on Wednesday night.
Jim BridenstineJames (Jim) Frederick BridenstineNASA names DC headquarters after agency's first Black female engineer Mary W. Jackson Why the Trump 'Make Space Great Again' campaign ad went sideways Space dominance by way of Texas MORE (Okla.) — Among House Republicans who huddled with Cruz on Wednesday night.
Trent FranksHarold (Trent) Trent FranksArizona New Members 2019 Cook shifts 8 House races toward Dems Freedom Caucus members see openings in leadership MORE (Ariz.)
Scott GarrettErnest (Scott) Scott GarrettBiz groups take victory lap on Ex-Im Bank Export-Import Bank back to full strength after Senate confirmations Manufacturers support Reed to helm Ex-Im Bank 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 SalmonCOVID-19's class divide creates new political risks Arizona voters like Kyl but few think he'll stick around Former Sen. Jon Kyl to replace McCain in Senate 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 SchweikertHouse Republicans urge White House to support TSA giving travelers temperature checks Campaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis Hispanic Caucus campaign arm unveils non-Hispanic endorsements 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 BarrowRepublican wins Georgia secretary of state runoff to replace Kemp The most important runoff election is one you probably never heard of Our democracy can’t afford to cut legal aid services from the budget 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 FosterFormer Obama Ebola czar Ron Klain says White House's bad decisions have put US behind many other nations on COVID-19; Fears of virus reemergence intensify Overnight Defense: Army now willing to rename bases named after Confederates | Dems demand answers on 'unfathomable' nuke testing discussions | Pentagon confirms death of north African al Qaeda leader Top Democrats demand answers on Trump administration's 'unfathomable' consideration of nuclear testing 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.