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Supplemental Whip Count Update: 32 “No,” 15 “Leaning No” — We Need 39

I guess the Whip Count deities must be smiling on us this morning. I’m counting 32 "No" votes for the supplemental, and 15 "leaning no." We need 39 votes.

Opposed

Leaning No

Undecided Yes
  1. Tammy Baldwin
  2. Yvette Clarke 
  3. John Conyers
  4. Jerry Costello
  5. Peter DeFazio*
  6. Lloyd Doggett
  7. Donna Edwards
  8. Sam Farr
  9. Bob Filner
  10. Alan Grayson
  11. Raul Grijalva
  12. Luis Gutierrez
  13. Jay Inslee
  14. Steve Kagen
  15. Marcy Kaptur
  16. Dennis Kucinich
  17. Barbara Lee*
  18. John Lewis*
  19. Eric Massa
  20. James McGovern
  21. Michael Michaud
  22. Richard Neal*
  23. Jim Oberstar
  24. Chellie Pingree
  25. Jose Serrano
  26. Carol Shea-Porter
  27. Pete Stark
  28. Nikki Tsongas
  29. Nydia Velasquez
  30. Maxine Waters
  31. Diane Watson*
  32. Lynn Woolsey 
  1. Steve Cohen
  2. Keith Ellison*
  3. Chakah Fattah
  4. Mike Honda
  5. Doris Matsui*
  6. Ed Markey*
  7. Jim McDermott*
  8. Gwen Moore
  9. Jared Polis*
  10. Jan Schakowsky*
  11. Jackie Speier
  12. Mike Thompson*
  13. John Tierney
  14. Mel Watt*
  15. Anthony Weiner
  1. Michael Capuano
  2. Andre Carson
  3. Donna Christenson
  4. Jim Cooper
  5. Danny Davis
  6. Bill Delahunt
  7. Al Green
  8. Phil Hare
  9. Maurice Hinchey
  10. Paul Hodes
  11. Carolyn Maloney
  12. Jim Moran
  13. Grace Napolitano
  14. Donald Payne
  15. Charles Rangel
  16. Laura Richardson
  17. Linda Sanchez
  18. Bobby Scott
  19. John Tanner
  20. Ed Towns
  21. Peter Welch
  1. Robert Brady
  2. Elijah Cummings
  3. Barney Frank
  4. Marcia Fudge
  5. Alcee Hastings
  6. Jesse Jackson Jr.
  7. Sheila Jackson-Lee
  8. Kendrick Meek
  9. George Miller
  10. Jerold Nadler

I’ve updated the list based on a conversation with Paul Martin of Peace Action, who is up on the Hill talking to members.  He gave the following updates:

Opposed Leaning No Leaning Yes
  1. Edwards
  2. Honda
  3. Kagan
  4. Michaud
  5. Oberstar
  6. Pingree
  7. Serrano
  8. Shea-Porter
  9. Tsongas
  10. Velasquez 
  1. Fattah
  2. Moore
  3. Tierney
  1. Welch 

I’ve also learned that this information confirms what others have seen on a list that members of Congress are sharing with each other, which may not have been seen by their staffs.  Unsurprisingly, Jan Schakowsky is not on it.

That means there are 32 "no" votes, and we need to move 7 move votes into that category to stop the bill from passing.  

I’ve also added Carolyn Maloney to the list — if she’s going to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand from the left, she probably needs to hear from constituents (Jonathan Tasini is saying that he would vote "no").  I’m adding Paul Hodes too. We supported him as a Blue America candidate, and I know many of our readers gave him money for his campaign based on the fact that he opposed the war. 

These calls are having a big effect.  Members are hearing that "Cash for Clunkers" is chump change, and not a satisfactory reason for switching their votes on an issue like war funding.  They’re being heavily pressured by Rahm Emanuel to abandon their principles, and the only support they’re getting for doing the right thing are your calls.

Please use our Whip Tool and let members of congress know that you stand by them in opposing this bill  — your call is important

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Supplemental Whip Count Update: 32 “No,” 15 “Leaning No” — We Need 39

I guess the Whip Count deities must be smiling on us this morning. I’m counting 32 "No" votes for the supplemental, and 15 "leaning no." We need 39 votes.

Opposed

Leaning No

Undecided Yes
  1. Tammy Baldwin
  2. Yvette Clarke 
  3. John Conyers
  4. Jerry Costello
  5. Peter DeFazio*
  6. Lloyd Doggett
  7. Donna Edwards
  8. Sam Farr
  9. Bob Filner
  10. Alan Grayson
  11. Raul Grijalva
  12. Luis Gutierrez
  13. Jay Inslee
  14. Steve Kagen
  15. Marcy Kaptur
  16. Dennis Kucinich
  17. Barbara Lee*
  18. John Lewis*
  19. Eric Massa
  20. James McGovern
  21. Michael Michaud
  22. Richard Neal*
  23. Jim Oberstar
  24. Chellie Pingree
  25. Jose Serrano
  26. Carol Shea-Porter
  27. Pete Stark
  28. Nikki Tsongas
  29. Nydia Velasquez
  30. Maxine Waters
  31. Diane Watson*
  32. Lynn Woolsey 
  1. Steve Cohen
  2. Keith Ellison*
  3. Chakah Fattah
  4. Mike Honda
  5. Doris Matsui*
  6. Ed Markey*
  7. Jim McDermott*
  8. Gwen Moore
  9. Jared Polis*
  10. Jan Schakowsky*
  11. Jackie Speier
  12. Mike Thompson*
  13. John Tierney
  14. Mel Watt*
  15. Anthony Weiner
  1. Michael Capuano
  2. Andre Carson
  3. Donna Christenson
  4. Jim Cooper
  5. Danny Davis
  6. Bill Delahunt
  7. Al Green
  8. Phil Hare
  9. Maurice Hinchey
  10. Paul Hodes
  11. Carolyn Maloney
  12. Jim Moran
  13. Grace Napolitano
  14. Donald Payne
  15. Charles Rangel
  16. Laura Richardson
  17. Linda Sanchez
  18. Bobby Scott
  19. John Tanner
  20. Ed Towns
  21. Peter Welch
  1. Robert Brady
  2. Elijah Cummings
  3. Barney Frank
  4. Marcia Fudge
  5. Alcee Hastings
  6. Jesse Jackson Jr.
  7. Sheila Jackson-Lee
  8. Kendrick Meek
  9. George Miller
  10. Jerold Nadler

I’ve updated the list based on a conversation with Paul Martin of Peace Action, who is up on the Hill talking to members.  He gave the following updates:

Opposed Leaning No Leaning Yes
  1. Edwards
  2. Honda
  3. Kagan
  4. Michaud
  5. Oberstar
  6. Pingree
  7. Serrano
  8. Shea-Porter
  9. Tsongas
  10. Velasquez 
  1. Fattah
  2. Moore
  3. Tierney
  1. Welch 

I’ve also learned that this information confirms what others have seen on a list that members of Congress are sharing with each other, which may not have been seen by their staffs.  Unsurprisingly, Jan Schakowsky is not on it.

That means there are 32 "no" votes, and we need to move 7 move votes into that category to stop the bill from passing.  

I’ve also added Carolyn Maloney to the list — if she’s going to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand from the left, she probably needs to hear from constituents (Jonathan Tasini is saying that he would vote "no").  I’m adding Paul Hodes too. We supported him as a Blue America candidate, and I know many of our readers gave him money for his campaign based on the fact that he opposed the war. 

These calls are having a big effect.  Members are hearing that "Cash for Clunkers" is chump change, and not a satisfactory reason for switching their votes on an issue like war funding.  They’re being heavily pressured by Rahm Emanuel to abandon their principles, and the only support they’re getting for doing the right thing are your calls.

Please use our Whip Tool and let members of congress know that you stand by them in opposing this bill  — your call is important

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