Whip list: Opposition to Senate border bill grows

Whip list: Opposition to Senate border bill grows

The bipartisan border deal released Sunday night is facing stiff opposition in the Senate ahead of an expected procedural vote this week.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said, “No self-respecting senator should agree to vote on this 370-page bill this week,” and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) called it “an open-borders bill if I’ve ever seen one.”

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), chair of the Senate GOP campaign arm, also said Monday he would oppose the bill, while Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a top ally of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), said Monday that he has “serious concerns.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he planned to hold an initial procedural vote on the bill this week.

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At stake is more than just reforms to border policy. The supplemental funding request that contains the border component also includes funds for Ukraine, Israel and other foreign policy priorities.

Here’s where senators stand on the measure in its current form:

GOP ‘no’ votes

John Barrasso (Wyo.)

Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.)

Mike Braun (Ind.)

Katie Britt (Ala.)

Ted Budd (N.C.)

Bill Cassidy (La.)

Tom Cotton (Ark.)

Ted Cruz (Texas)

Steve Daines (Mont.)

Deb Fischer (Neb.)

Bill Hagerty (Tenn.)

Josh Hawley (Mo.)

Ron Johnson (Wis.)

Mike Lee (Utah)

Roger Marshall (Kan.)

Rand Paul (Ky.)

Pete Ricketts (Neb.)

Marco Rubio (Fla.)

Rick Scott (Fla.)

Eric Schmitt (Mo.)

Tim Scott (S.C.)

Thom Tillis (N.C.)

Tommy Tuberville (Ala.)

JD Vance (Ohio)

Democratic ‘no’ votes

Bob Menendez (N.J.)

Alex Padilla (Calif.)

Updated on Feb. 6 at 10:48 a.m.

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