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 CruzTed CruzCaitlyn Jenner to attend Trump inauguration: report Trump’s UN pick threads needle on Russia, NATO Haley slams United Nations, echoing Trump 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 BrooksMo BrooksGOP rep: Sessions attacks part of ‘war on whites’ Ala. governor interviews suspended judge for Sessions's seat Hispanic leader: Trump team talk on immigration 'encouraging' MORE (Ala.)
Paul BrounPaul 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 FlemingCoast Guard suspends search for missing Ohio plane Freedom Caucus member to bring up bill on impeaching IRS chief GOP seeks to make it 52 MORE (La.)
Louie GohmertLouie GohmertGohmert: Dems should be grateful they aren’t being punished for sit-in Ryan reelected Speaker in near-unanimous GOP vote GOP rep: Obama 'exactly wrong on everything' MORE (Texas)
Paul GosarPaul GosarDems launch early '18 attacks on GOP Senate targets Oversight panel demands answers on Pentagon waste report Arizonans agree: No new national monument MORE (Ariz.) — Told The Hill he is leaning no.
Tim Huelskamp (Kan.)
Walter Jones (N.C.)
Steve King (Iowa) — A firm no.
Randy WeberRandy WeberGOP lawmaker says CNN reporter should be fired Ryan has little margin for error in Speaker vote Lawmakers weigh federal role in preventing election hacks MORE (Texas)

Undecided/Unclear (5)

Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnJeff Sessions will protect life Overnight Tech: Trump meets Alibaba founder | Uber to make some data public | GOP Lawmakers tapped for key tech panels Week ahead: Dems look for way forward on FCC nomination MORE (Tenn.) — Among House Republicans who huddled with Cruz on Wednesday night.
Jim BridenstineJim BridenstineCongress asserts itself Conservatives backing Trump keep focus on Supreme Court Trump hints that Ryan is part of 'sinister deal' MORE (Okla.) — Among House Republicans who huddled with Cruz on Wednesday night.
Trent FranksTrent FranksDissenting nominees give hope to GOP skeptics of Trump Sexism in the USA: How will women fare under Trump? GOP lawmaker: Obama's Russian sanctions meant to 'delegitimize' Trump's election MORE (Ariz.)
Scott GarrettScott GarrettHuizenga to chair influential subcommittee overseeing Wall Street Congress asserts itself The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (N.J.)
Randy NeugebauerRandy NeugebauerDem senators to Trump: Don't tell consumer bureau chief 'you're fired' Overnight Finance: Carson, Warren battle at hearing | Rumored consumer bureau pick meets Trump | Trump takes credit for Amazon hirings | A big loss for Soros Rumored consumer bureau pick meets with Trump: report 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 SalmonMatt SalmonWhat gun groups want from Trump Ryan delays committee assignments until 2017 GOP lawmakers praise Trump for Taiwan call 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 SchweikertDems launch early '18 attacks on GOP Senate targets Republicans add 13 members to Financial Services, Ways and Means committees The Hill's 12:30 Report 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 BarberRon BarberTen House seats Dems hope Trump will tilt House conducts moment of silence for Tucson shooting anniversary Dem files Ethics complaint on Benghazi panel 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 BarrowDem files Ethics complaint on Benghazi panel Barrow thanks staff in farewell speech The best and the worst of the midterms MORE (Ga.) — Republicans are targeting Barrow this fall.
Sanford Bishop (Ga.) — Undecided, but "leaning against."
Sean Maloney (N.Y.) — Undecided.
Jim MathesonJim MathesonNew president, new Congress, new opportunity First black GOP woman in Congress wins reelection Lobbying world 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 FosterBill FosterDiversity of House GOP at risk in 2016 election Lawmakers celebrate Jackie Robinson Day Overnight Energy: Fight breaks out over Interior budget 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.