WHIP COUNT: Mad scramble for votes to keep government funded

 

The House is speeding toward a Thursday vote on a $1.1 trillion package to prevent a government shutdown.

Defections in both parties are expected on the vote, which has been scheduled on the same day the current bill funding the government is set to expire.

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The legislation, known as the “cromnibus,” would fund most of the government through September, but would only fund the Department of Homeland Security through Feb. 27.

The short-term funding for Homeland Security is intended to win over Republicans who want to defund the agency to respond to President Obama’s executive actions granting legal status to up to 5 million illegal immigrants.

Many conservatives are expected to oppose the package because they don’t think it goes far enough.

A number of liberals, separately, are warning they’ll vote “no” — mostly because the bill includes last-minute changes to the Wall Street reform law.

The following is a rundown of The Hill’s constantly updated whip count. Please send tips and feedback to iswanson@thehill.com with subject line Whip Count.

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Republicans voting against (24)

Justin Amash (Mich.) - Voted against House rule.

Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannYes, condemn Roseanne, but ignoring others is true hypocrisy Bachmann won't run for Franken's Senate seat because she did not hear a 'call from God' Billboard from ‘God’ tells Michele Bachmann not to run for Senate MORE (Minn.) - Voted against House rule.

Joe Barton (Texas) - Won't fund Obama's immigration actions.

Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.) - In statement, says bill fails to defund Obama's "amnesty."

Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksHouse Republicans call for moving State of the Union to Senate chamber CNN anchor spars with GOP rep who accuses CNN of 'misleading the public': 'What's the emergency?' Pence seeks GOP unity, urging lawmakers to 'stand strong' with Trump MORE (Ala.) - Thinks the House should only vote on a spending bill that defunds President Obama’s immigration action.

Dave Brat (Va.) - Voted against House rule.

Paul Broun (Ga.) - Voted against House rule.

Scott DesJarlais (Tenn.) will vote “no” -“Lots of calls to the office urging a ‘no’ vote on what’s been dubbed the #Cromnibus. I will indeed be voting against this bill,” DesJarlais tweeted.

John FlemingJohn Calvin FlemingFormer congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles Overnight 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 MORE (La.) - Said Republicans should vote now to restrict the immigration action instead of in February.

Louis Gohmert (Texas) - Voted against House rule.

Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarMcCarthy, allies retaliate against Freedom Caucus leader On The Money: Trump says he won't declare emergency 'so fast' | Shutdown poised to become longest in history | Congress approves back pay for workers | More federal unions sue over shutdown The 7 Republicans who voted against back pay for furloughed workers MORE (Ariz.) - "Cannot support any legislation that funds the president's unconstitutional executive order granting amnesty."

Tim Huelskamp (Kan.)

Jim Jordan (Ohio)

Walter Jones (N.C.) — Voted against House rule.

Steve King (Iowa) - “You either defend the Constitution when the president violates it or you lose some of your ability and traction to do so later,” King said.

Raul Labrador (Idaho) - Voted against House rule.

Thomas Massie (Ky.) - Voted against House rule.

Tim Murphy (Pa.) - Said he opposes the cromnibus because of spending on mental health programs.

Ted Poe (Texas)

Bill Posey (Fla.) - Voted against House rule.

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.) - Wants a spending bill that defunds the immigration action.

Steve Stockman (Texas) - Voted against House rule.

Randy Weber (Texas)

Democrats voting against (34)

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraDem added to Ways and Means Committee amid desire for more Hispanic members Judge blocks Trump contraception rule in 13 states Overnight Health Care: Judge pauses ObamaCare appeal amid shutdown | Trump officials consider Medicaid block grants for states | HHS closing tent city for migrant teens MORE (Calif.) - “If everything that I hear that’s in it is in it, no, I would not support that,” Becerra said.

Tony Cardenas (Calif.)

David Cicilline (R.I.)

Emanuel Cleaver (Mo.)

Steve Cohen (Tenn.) - Attended progressives meeting where members demanded changes.

John Conyers (Mich.) - Tweets opposition to "Wall Street giveaways." 

Ted Deutch (Fla.)

Rosa DeLauro (Conn.)

Lloyd Doggett (Texas)

Peter DeFazio (Ore.)

Keith Ellison (Minn.) will vote “no”: Ellison tweeted that he would oppose it, saying “The #CROmnibus is a bad deal for working families, allows bad Wall Street deals, empowers wealthy donors, puts DHS in crisis.”

Joe GarciaJose (Joe) Antonio GarciaOvernight Defense: Biden honors McCain at Phoenix memorial service | US considers sending captured ISIS fighters to Gitmo and Iraq | Senators press Trump on ending Yemen civil war Biden pays tribute to McCain at emotional memorial service Mueller indictments: Congressional candidate asked Russian operatives for info on opponent MORE (Fla.)

Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenEx-interpreter for US troops in Afghanistan released from ICE custody Former interpreter for US troops in Afghanistan detained by CBP, threatened with deportation Democrats must stand up for Israel MORE (Texas) - Opposes Dodd-Frank changes.

Luis Gutierrez (Ill.) - Voting no and urging others to do the same.

Janice Hahn (Calif.)

Steve Israel (N.Y.)

Dan Kildee (Mich.)

Barbara Lee (Calif.)

Alan Lowenthal (Calif.)- Attended progressives meeting where members demanded changes.
 
Stephen Lynch (Mass.)
 

Gwen MooreGwen Sophia MooreTen Dem lawmakers added to House Ways and Means Committee The 116th Congress can improve Medicare and Social Security Time is money: Let’s open Social Security field offices, not close them MORE (Wis.) - Attended progressives meeting where members demanded changes.

Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) - Attended progressives meeting where members demanded changes.

Frank Pallone (N.J.)

Bill Pascrell (N.J.)

Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) - Democratic leader says on floor she'll oppose the bill. But Pelosi says she isn't telling others how to vote.

David Price (N.C.)

Jan Schakowsky (Ill.)

Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDems revive impeachment talk after latest Cohen bombshell Giuliani calls latest Cohen allegations 'categorically false' Sen. Murray says Washington behavior reminds her of former preschool students MORE (Calif.).- “Special interest giveaways, weakening wall street regs & empowering rich donors a no go with me,” Schiff tweeted.

Mark Takano (Calif.)

Bennie Thompson (Miss.)

Chris Van Hollen (Md.) - Opposes the riders regarding campaign finance and changes to Dodd-Frank.

Maxine Waters (Calif.) - Opposes the rider regarding Dodd-Frank.

Henry Waxman (Calif.) - “My plan right now is not to vote for it,” Waxman said.

Democrats leaning against (5)

G.K. ButterfieldGeorge (G.K.) Kenneth ButterfieldDemocrats will push to retake vote on funding government after chaos on the floor DeGette dropped from chief deputy whip spot Lobbying World MORE (N.C.) - Tells The Hill that he is leaning no.

James Clyburn (S.C.) - The assistant minority Leader indicated Wednesday morning that he would oppose the cromnibus, but later told reporters he was undecided.

Steny Hoyer (Md.) - “We’re trying to change it,” the House minority whip said of the bill Wednesday due to concerns with the campaign finance and Dodd-Frank riders. 

Rick Nolan (Minn.) - Disapproves of the Dodd-Frank rider.

Mark PocanMark William PocanDems offer measure to raise minimum wage to per hour House Dems to introduce minimum wage bill Congress poised to push back at Trump on Saudi Arabia, Syria MORE (Wis.) - Opposes Dodd-Frank changes.

Republicans voting in favor (6)

Tom Cole (Okla.) - Leadership ally and senior appropriator.

Devin Nunes (Calif.) - Leadership ally.

Joe Pitts (Pa.) - Tells Lancaster Online that he'll vote for the package.

Hal Rogers (Ky.) – The House Appropriations Committee Chairman wrote the cromnibus.

Peter Roskam (Ill.) - Told MSNBC's "Daily Rundown" on Thursday that he will support the bill. 

Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanAEI names Robert Doar as new president GOP can't excommunicate King and ignore Trump playing to white supremacy and racism House vote fails to quell storm surrounding Steve King MORE (Wis.) - Crafted the budget deal that sets spending caps for the bill.

Democrats voting in favor (1)

Jim MoranJames (Jim) Patrick MoranStates are stepping up to end animal testing in cosmetics while federal legislation stalls Lawmakers, media serve up laughs at annual 'Will on the Hill' Dems face close polls in must-win Virginia MORE (Va.) - Senior appropriator. “It’s a damn good appropriations bill and certainly the best that you’re going to see over the next two years by far,” Moran told reporters.

Undecided 

Charlie Rangel (N.Y.) - Was leaning in favor but know tells reportrs he is undecided on how to vote. 

 

- Sarah Ferris, Mike Lillis, Peter Schroeder, Rebecca Shabad and Scott Wong contributed to this report.