WHIP LIST: 2016 House GOP budget

WHIP LIST: 2016 House GOP budget
© Greg Nash

The House Republican budget for fiscal 2016 cuts spending by $5.5 trillion over the next decade, balances in nine years and adds more than $90 billion in war funds to skirt defense spending caps.

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New Budget Committee Chairman Tom PriceThomas (Tom) Edmunds PriceTrump’s shifting Cabinet to introduce new faces Cummings sends 51 letters to White House, others requesting compliance with document requests Interior chief Zinke to leave administration MORE’s (R-Ga.) first blueprint, though, sparked a fight between fiscal and defense hawks over whether additional Pentagon funds should be offset.

Leaders brokered a compromise that allowed the Budget panel to approve the plan early Thursday in a 22-13 party-line vote. The House Rules Committee will increase the Overseas Contingency Operations fund to $96 billion and remove any offsets, a move defense hawks said would win their support.

The budget could hit the House floor as early as next week.

The GOP budget last year passed in a 219-205 vote, with 12 Republicans voting against.

This year, House leaders can afford to lose 28 GOP votes if no Democrats back the measure.

The Hill is asking House Republicans if they will support the budget blueprint and will continually update this list. Please send updates/feedback to iswanson@thehill.com.

 

Updated on March 24 at 12:20 p.m.


YES (32)

Rep. Rick Allen (Ga.)

Rep. Diana Black (Tenn.) — “Rep. Black joined her fellow committee Republicans in unanimously supporting this measure today during markup and will give the budget her full support once it comes to the House floor for a vote,” said a representative.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.) — Blackburn is a member of the Budget Committee.

Rep. Rod Blum (Iowa) — Blum is a member of the Budget Committee.

Rep. Dave Brat (Va.) — Brat is a member of the Budget Committee.

Rep. Vern Buchanan (Fla.) — Buchanan replaced Rep. Aaron Schock (Ill.) on the Budget Committee after the Illinois lawmaker announced plans to resign amid an ethics investigation.

Rep. Bradley Byrne (Ala.) — Byrne will back the amended Price budget boosting defense spending without offsets.

Rep. Tom Cole (Okla.) — Cole is a member of the Budget Committee and close to GOP leadership.

Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart (Fla.) — Diaz-Balart is a member of the Budget Committee.

Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) — Flores is chairman of the Republican Study Committee.

Rep. Trent Franks (Ariz.) — The Armed Services Committee member told The Hill: "I'm definitely a yes."

Rep. Scott Garrett (N.J.) — Garrett is a member of the Budget Committee.

Rep. Glenn Grothman (Wis.) — Grothman is a member of the Budget Committee 

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (Mo.) — Hartzler is a member of the Budget Committee

Rep. Tom McClintock (Calif.) — McClintock is a member of the Budget Committee. He told The Hill that finding offsets for the extra $20 billion in war funding “should not be a serious problem.”

Rep. Patrick McHenry (N.C.) — "Congressman McHenry has been working actively to advance the House Republican’s budget proposal and he looks forward to supporting it as it passes the House next week," said press secretary Jeff Butler.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.) — McMorris Rodgers is chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.

Rep. John Moolenaar (Mich.) — Moolenaar is a member of the Budget Committee.

Rep. Alex Mooney (W.Va.) — Mooney is a member of the Budget Committee.

Rep. Gary Palmer (Ala.) — Palmer is a member of the Budget Committee.

Rep. Tom Price (Ga) – Price, the Budget Committee chairman and blueprint author, told The Hill that the budget “absolutely" will pass the House.

Rep. Tom Rice (S.C.) — Rice is a member of the Budget Committee.

Rep. Todd Rokita (Ind.) — Rokita is vice chairman of the Budget Committee.

Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.) — “I want to commend Chairman Price and his committee members for writing a responsible, balanced budget,” said the Ways and Means Committee chairman and former Budget panel chairman. “This plan would get spending under control, bolster our national security, and balance the budget within ten years — all while promoting a simpler, flatter, fairer tax code. Our nation would be stronger and our economy would thrive. Chairman Price's proposal is a serious, substantive document, and it has my full support.”

Rep. Marlin Stutzman (Ind.) — Stutzman is a member of the Budget Committee.

Rep. Mark Sanford (S.C.) — Sanford is a member of the Budget Committee.

Rep. Mac Thornberry (Texas) — Thornberry, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, supports the plan to bolster defense spending at the Rules Committee. He told The Hill, “I think that we’re headed towards a path where we’re going to get where I can support the budget.”

Rep. Michael Turner (Ohio) — The Armed Services Committee member will be crucial in rallying defense hawks. Turner led 70 lawmakers in drafting a letter to Boehner last month that called for more defense spending. “I'm whipping for this. I think this solves the issues that we need, and we'll provide enough funding for our national security,” Turner told The Hill after the bill passed the Budget panel. “I think there’s significant momentum behind this. And I think, certainly, the people who were concerned that we were underfunding national security are going to support it now that the number’s higher.”

Rep. Bruce Westerman (Ark.) — Westerman is a member of the Budget Committee.

Rep. Rob Wittman (Va.) — The Armed Services Committee member told The Hill he believes the Rules Committee changes will bolster defense spending in the budget.

Rep. Rob Woodall (Ga.) — Woodall is a member of the Budget Committee.

Rep. Steve Womack (Ark.) — Womack is a member of the Budget Committee.

 

LEANING YES (11)

Rep. Larry Bucshon (Ind.) — “Dr. Bucshon anticipates supporting the GOP budget,” said spokesman Nick McGee in a statement.

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (Tenn.) — "Leaning yes. But that is subject to change," said his spokesman Robert Jameson.

Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) — “He knows it's not perfect, but it could be a potentially good starting point to move towards the appropriations process,” spokesman Steven Smith said of the Price budget. Gosar will also vote for the alternative budget proposal from the Republican Study Committee.

Rep. Jody Hice (Ga.)

Rep. Jim Jordan (Ohio) — A fiscal conservative, whose support could be crucial. “I think reconciliation language will be a motivating reason for, I think, many of us to lean toward supporting the budget,” Jordan said Tuesday.

Rep. Raúl Labrador (Idaho)  — Criticized the use of the war fund, but told The Wall Street Journal he leans toward supporting the budget. “I'm not going to allow that to be the reason I vote against the budget, even though I don't like the trick being used,” Labrador said.

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (Ga.) — “We are encouraged by the direction in which the budget is going and will determine our stance as soon as we’re able to fully review the budget’s details. Based on what we’ve seen so far, the recommendations look promising,” said Loudermilk in a statement.

Rep. Bruce Poliquin (Maine) —  “While Congressman Poliquin is still reviewing the proposed budget, he is pleased to see that the budget will balance within 10 years and not raise taxes. This is a stark contrast to the President’s budget which never balances and raises taxes,” said spokesman Michael Byerly in a statement.

Rep. John Ratcliffe (Texas) — Ratcliffe is “leaning yes,” according to spokesman Shayne Martin.

Rep. Phil Roe (Tenn.) — “The congressman is still reviewing the proposal but leaning yes at this time,” said spokeswoman Tiffany McGuffee.

Rep. Matt Salmon (Ariz.) — Salmon signed a letter calling for more defense spending.

 

NO (1)

Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.) — “I'm not going to vote for this budget,” Jones told Newsmax TV, citing the spending for Afghanistan. He called the extra war funding a “smoke and mirrors game.” Jones also voted against the fiscal 2015 budget plan.

 

LEANING NO (2)

Rep. Mo Brooks (Ala.) — The Armed Services panel member told Politico he is leaning toward voting no. Brooks signed Turner’s letter calling for more defense spending.

Rep. Mike Rogers (Ala.) — “Recent cuts to our military are devastating readiness and the ability to defend ourselves. Further cuts will unacceptably lead us to take many unnecessary risks with the lives of our men and women in uniform,” said the Armed Services Committee member in a statement. “Upon initial review, despite its many positive recommendations, this budget proposal does not effectively address defense spending and I hope through the legislative process on the House floor, that this proposal will be improved.”

 

UNDECIDED (12)

Rep. Ralph Abraham (La.)

Rep. Michael Burgess (Texas)

Rep. Chris Collins (N.Y.)

Rep. French Hill (Ark.)

Rep. Martha McSally (Arizona) — The Armed Services panel member and retired Air Force colonel signed the letter to Boehner calling for more defense spending. She expressed concerns to Politico about the proposed budget because of differences in usage between Overseas Contingency Operation and base defense funding.

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) — “I like a lot of different pieces of the budget. I like the fact that it balances in nine years,” he told The Hill on Tuesday. “I’m going to have some major difficulties with using the slush fund to pump up defense.”

Rep. Pete Olson (Texas)

Rep. Mike Pompeo (Kan.)

Rep. Jim Renacci (Ohio) — Renacci’s office said he is still reviewing the budget proposal.

Rep. Pete Sessions (Texas) — "We expect an amendment to the Price budget, so he's focused on getting that over the line for now,” said spokeswoman Jill Shatzen, who noted that Sessions has voted for Budget committee plans in the past.

Rep. Ted Yoho (Fla.) — “At this time the congressman is undecided on how he will vote for the proposed budget,” said a representative. “He likes the direction of this proposal but as of now, he is not 100 percent in favor.”

Rep. Todd Young (Ind.)

Lucy Feickert, Kelly Kaler, Marianna Sotomayor, and Alison Thoet contributed.