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The House and Senate passed H.J.Res. 31 on Thursday to fund roughly 25% of the federal government, including the Department of Homeland Security, through Sept. 30. In addition to allowing DHS to increase the number of low-skilled guest workers through the H-2B visa program, the bill also reduces the number of detention beds used by ICE to detain criminal aliens and recent illegal border crossers and protects sponsors of child smuggling from deportation.

The bill passed by an 83-to-16 margin in the Senate with Republicans and Democrats in equal support of the bill. The official roll call can be found here.

We focus today on the Republican votes because Republican Members of Congress have routinely won office by campaigning for more enforcement against illegal immigration.

Unfortunately, the Democratic Party as a whole has recently been fairly clear that it dislikes nearly all forms of immigration enforcement. So, we could have expected its members to vote for this spending deal. But in most cases, Republicans' votes for this decrease in interior enforcement is a betrayal of their promises to voters."

-- Roy Beck, NumbersUSA President

The eleven Republican Senators who voted against the legislation included Sens. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Marco Rubio of Florida, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Ted Cruz of Texas, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Mike Braun of Indiana, and Joshua Hawley of Missouri.

Here are the SENATE REPUBLICANS who voted to weaken interior enforcement:


Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN) Sen. Bill Cassidy (LA)
Sen. Susan Collins (ME) Sen. James Risch (ID)
Sen. John Cornyn (TX) Sen. Cory Gardner (CO)
Sen. Michael Crapo (ID) Sen. Todd Young (IN)
Sen. Michael Enzi (WY) Sen. James Lankford (OK)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC) Sen. John Hoeven (ND)
Sen. Chuck Grassley (IA) Sen. Ron Johnson (WI)
Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY) Sen. Steve Daines (MT)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK) Sen. Kevin Cramer (ND)
Sen. Pat Roberts (KS) Sen. Deb Fischer (NE)
Sen. Richard Shelby (AL) Sen. Martha McSally (AZ)
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (TN) Sen. Dan Sullivan (AK)
Sen. Roy Blunt (MO) Sen. David Perdue (GA)
Sen. John Boozman (AR) Sen. Joni Ernst (IA)
Sen. Shelley Capito (WV) Sen. Thom Tillis (NC)
Sen. Johnny Isakson (GA) Sen. Mike Rounds (SD)
Sen. Jerry Moran (KS) Sen. John Kennedy (LA)
Sen. Rob Portman (OH) Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS)
Sen. Roger Wicker (MS) Sen. Rick Scott (FL)
Sen. John Thune (SD) Sen. Mitt Romney (UT)
Sen. John Barrasso (WY)  

The bill passed the House by a 300-to-128 margin with the majority of Republicans opposing the bill. The official roll call can be found here.

Here are the HOUSE REPUBLICANS who voted to weaken interior enforcement:


Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-1) Rep. David McKinley (WV-1)
Rep. Ken Calvert (CA-42) Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-2)
Rep. John Carter (TX-31) Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-1)
Rep. Tom Cole (OK-4) Rep. Paul Cook (CA-8)
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13)
Rep. Kay Granger (TX-12) Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2)
Rep. Pete King (NY-2) Rep. Susan Brooks (IN-5)
Rep. Frank Lucas (OK-3) Rep. Andy Barr (KY-6)
Rep. Devin Nunes (CA-22) Rep. Ann Wagner (MO-2)
Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-5) Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27)
Rep. John Shimkus (IL-15) Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH-2)
Rep. Mike Simpson (ID-2) Rep. David Joyce (OH-14)
Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-4) Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-2)
Rep. Mac Thornberry (TX-13) Rep. French Hill (AR-2)
Rep. Michael Turner (OH-10) Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12)
Rep. Fred Upton (MI-6) Rep. John Moolenaar (MI-4)
Rep. Greg Walden (OR-2) Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-6)
Rep. Don Young (AK-0) Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21)
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) Rep. John Katko (NY-24)
Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC-5) Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23)
Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10) Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-4)
Rep. Michael McCaul (TX-10) Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL-1)
Rep. Michael Conaway (TX-11) Rep. John Rutherford (FL-4)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5) Rep. Drew Ferguson IV (GA-3)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-1)
Rep. Vern Buchanan (FL-16) Rep. Don Bacon (NE-2)
Rep. Robert Wittman (VA-1) Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1)
Rep. Steve Scalise (LA-1) Rep. David Kustoff (TN-8)
Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY-2) Rep. Liz Cheney (WY-0)
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3) Rep. Greg Gianforte (MT-0)
Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) Rep. Troy Balderson (OH-12)
Rep. Phil Roe (TN-1) Rep. Michael Waltz (FL-6)
Rep. Glenn Thompson (PA-15) Rep. Russ Fulcher (ID-1)
Rep. Tom Reed II (NY-23) Rep. Greg Pence (IN-6)
Rep. Martha Roby (AL-2) Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-1)
Rep. Steve Womack (AR-3) Rep. Pete Stauber (MN-8)
Rep. Rob Woodall (GA-7) Rep. Michael Guest (MS-3)
Rep. Steven Palazzo (MS-4) Rep. Kelly Armstrong (ND-0)
Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-6) Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16)
Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15) Rep. Dusty Johnson (SD-0)
Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-7) Rep. Denver Riggleman (VA-5)
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (TN-3) Rep. Bryan Steil (WI-1)
Rep. Bill Flores (TX-17) Rep. Carol Miller (WV-3)
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3)  

Updated: Fri, Mar 1st 2019 @ 9:35am EST