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 BachmannEvangelicals shouldn't be defending Trump in tiff over editorial Mellman: The 'lane theory' is the wrong lane to be in White House backs Stephen Miller amid white nationalist allegations 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 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.) - 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 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.) - Said Republicans should vote now to restrict the immigration action instead of in February.

Louis Gohmert (Texas) - Voted against House rule.

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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.

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Steve Stockman (Texas) - Voted against House rule.

Randy Weber (Texas)

Democrats voting against (34)

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraTrump's use of Pentagon funds for US-Mexico border wall illegal, court rules LA coroner walks back suicide ruling in hanging death of Robert Fuller amid backlash Supreme Court denies petition to hear 'sanctuary' case 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.”

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Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenThe Memo: Trump's race tactics fall flat Trump administration ending support for 7 Texas testing sites as coronavirus cases spike The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Miami mayor worries about suicide and domestic violence rise; Trump-governor debate intensifies 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.)
 

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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 SchiffDemocrats hit Trump for handling of Russian bounty allegations after White House briefing Voters must strongly reject the president's abuses by voting him out this November Democrats face tough questions with Bolton 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 ButterfieldHouse passes police reform bill that faces dead end in Senate Black Caucus rallies behind Meeks for Foreign Affairs gavel House to pass sweeping police reform legislation 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.

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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 RyanBush, Romney won't support Trump reelection: NYT Twitter joins Democrats to boost mail-in voting — here's why Lobbying world MORE (Wis.) - Crafted the budget deal that sets spending caps for the bill.

Democrats voting in favor (1)

Jim MoranJames (Jim) Patrick MoranLawmakers toast Greta Van Susteren's new show Star-studded cast to perform play based on Mueller report DC theatre to host 11-hour reading of the Mueller report 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.