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TRMS clean continuing resolution whip count - annotated version

Counting to 217

Last night Rachel ran through the public record of House members who have expressed support for a clean continuing resolution that would re-open the federal government, counting up to the 217 necessary for a majority vote. I didn't include all of the citations in last night's links list so I am recording them here instead.

The count begins at 195, which is the number of Democrats who signed Nancy Pelosi's letter to Speaker John Boehner.

Ok, here we go:

196. Rep. Pat Meehan, (R) Pennsylvania: "I believe it's time for the House to vote for a clean, short-term funding bill to bring the Senate to the table and negotiate a responsible compromise."

197. Rep. Scott Rigell, (R) Virginia: We fought the good fight. Time for a clean CR.

198. Rep. Jon Runyan, (R) New Jersey: "Enough is enough. Put a clean (continuing resolution) on the floor and let's get on with the business we were sent to do."

199. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, (R) Pennsylvania: "I was sent to Washington to solve problems and make government work, not shut it down."

200. Rep. Lou Barletta, (R) Pennsylvania: "Rep. Lou Barletta ... said he would 'absolutely' vote for a clean bill to avert a government shutdown." (See also.)

201. Rep. Peter King, (R) New York: "Representative Peter King (R., N.Y.) tells National Review Online ... he won't vote for anything other than a clean CR."

202. Rep. Charlie Dent, (R) Pennsylvania: "I'm prepared to vote for a clean CR ... I don't want the government to shut down."

203. Rep. Frank Wolf, (R) Virginia: "This is bad for America...Enough is enough... It's time to govern. Open up the government."

204. Rep. Michael Grimm, (R) New York: "A Grimm aide told The Huffington Post that the congressman supports a clean continuing resolution."

205. Rep. Erik Paulsen, (R) Minnesota: "BREAKING: @RepErikPaulsen (R-MN) tells me he's willing to break w/ GOP leadership & vote for clean resolution if given chance. #shutdown"

206. Rep. Rob Wittman, (R) Virginia: "A constituent of Wittman's sent The Huffington Post an email she got from the congressman indicating he would vote for a clean funding bill..."

207. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, (R) New Jersey: "... called the situation 'unacceptable' and told The Press of Atlantic City that he was in favor of 'whatever gets a successful conclusion to this' - and a 'clean' continuing resolution ... 'is one of those options.'"

208. Rep. Randy Forbes, (R) Virginia: "...favor passing a six-week budget - known as a continuing resolution..."

209. Rep. Jim Gerlach, (R) Pennsylvania: Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA-6th District) said Wednesday that he would vote in favor of a so-called clean budget bill.

210. Rep. Leonard Lance, (R) New Jersey: "Lance's chief of staff confirmed to The Huffington Post that he told a constituent on Wednesday that Lance has voted for clean government funding bills in the past 'and would not oppose doing so again should one be brought to the floor.'"

211. Rep. Mike Simpson, (R) Idaho: .@CongMikeSimpson "I'd vote for a clean CR, bc I don't thnk ths is a strategy tht works. I thnk th strategy tht works is on th debt ceiling"

212. Rep. Bill Young, (R) Florida: "Rep. Bill Young, R-FL, says he would vote for clean CR, to start harder bud work. 'The politics should be over. It's time to legislate.'"

213. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, (R) Florida: "... he indicated he would vote for [clean CR] now, provided it had the same level of spending reductions."

214. Rep. Richard Hanna, (R) New York: "I would take a clean (continuing resolution)."

215. Rep. Tim Griffin, (R) Arkansas: "@ShaunGARK sure. Ive already said i would support"

216. Rep. Don Young, (R) Alaska: "I just talked to his office.@repdonyoung said he would vote for a clean CR. #Alaska #Gopshutdown #shutdown"

217. Rep. Dennis Ross, (R) Florida: "I would support a continuing resolution that funds the government at sequestration levels for one year."