House Republicans are struggling to block votes for a proposed stopgap funding measure with less than two weeks to avert a government shutdown.
The measure, developed by leaders of the House Freedom Caucus and Main Street Caucus and unveiled Sunday evening, would extend government funding through October 31.
It would cut all discretionary spending by 8 percent, except for the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and it includes the bulk of a Republican Party border policy bill.
The bill will almost certainly be dead upon reaching the Democratic-controlled Senate, but Chairman Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and his conference would gain significant leverage with the Senate and the White House if they could at least get it done adopted by the House. a vote along party lines.
The problem is that a number of radical Republicans oppose the measure, with some saying they would never vote for a stopgap measure.
Given the Republican Party’s slim majority, Republicans can only lose four of their own members if everyone in the House votes. One would expect all Democrats to vote against the measure.
The Hill maintains a whip list for critical votes. Bookmark the page to follow updates throughout the week.
“No” votes (9)
Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.) — Bishop says he is opposed to an interim measure, generally known as a continuing resolution (CR). “Bring back crazy bureaucracy to pre-COVID-19 levels,” he said in a statement. post onthe platform formerly known as Twitter.
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.)
Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) — Burchett told The Hill he was “no” to the legislation.
Rep. Eli Crane (R-Ariz.) — Crane said he was a “no”, in a brief article on.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) — Gaetz has been the biggest thorn in McCarthy’s side throughout this Congress and has said he will not support legislation. He has repeatedly threatened to bring forward a vacancy motion – essentially a move to oust McCarthy as speaker.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) — Greene is an ally of McCarthy, but in a post on She said she opposed the legislation and criticized it because it essentially included Democratic policies from last year’s appropriations measures.
Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.) —Moon said she is a “no” to CR. She is also recovering after giving birth, but said she would travel to Washington to vote against the legislation if necessary.
Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) — Rosendale, who may run for Montana Senate, said he would does not support a continuing resolution.
Rep. Victoria Spartaz (R-Ind.) — Spartaz issued a statement of opposition and criticize McCarthy for his lack of leadership.
Let’s think “no” (3)
Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.)
Representative Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) —Norman favors deep spending cuts and has made it clear he’s prepared for a shutdown to get them. After the deal was announced, he strongly suggested he wanted to see deeper cuts. “My questions are: 1) what is the top line number for the 12 appropriations bills, net of any cancellations? Will the leaders “go to the mat and not cede power, regardless of the days of closure? Why aren’t we working on passing 12 credits NOW!! Norman told The Hill in a text message.
Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tenn.)
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