The House of Representatives voted on two bills to fund federal agencies on Thursday night, which, if passed by the Senate and signed by President Donald Trump, would end the partial government shutdown.
A handful of Republicans broke with Trump and voted with the Democrats to reopen the government.
Trump has previously insisted no bill to fund the government will be signed without $5 billion in funding for a border wall.
Here are the Republicans who broke with Trump and voted with Democrats.
Republican members of the House of Representatives joined Democrats to pass legislation to fund the government on Thursday night, which, if passed by the Senate and signed by President Donald Trump, would end the partial government shutdown.
House Joint Resolution 1 and House Resolution 21 — neither of which includes funding for Trump’s desired wall along the US-Mexico border — were passed largely along party lines. All 234 members of the Democratic majority voted in favor, while many GOP lawmakers voted against the measures, which were nearly identical to the Senate’s stopgap measure passed in December, ahead of the shutdown.
However, there were a handful of Republicans who broke with Trump and voted with the Democrats to reopen the government. Trump said prior to the shutdown and the holiday recess that he would not sign a bill to fund the government if it didn’t contain $5 billion in funding for a border wall.
Five Republicans voted for H.J. Res. 1, which makes “further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes.” (It funds the DHS until February 8, according to CNN reporter Manu Raju.)
Seven members of the GOP voted for H.R. 21, which makes “appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes,” funding the other government agencies impacted by the partial shutdown.
Here are the Republicans who broke with Trump to fund the government:Rep. Will Hurd, who represents the 23rd District in Texas, voted for both H.J. Res. 1 and H.R. 21.
Rep. Hurd is a former CIA officer who represents a district that includes a stretch of land along the border.
He has been an outspoken critic of Trump’s proposed wall, and according to CNN, “has authored bipartisan legislation that would support border security but focus more on technology and strategy than a physical wall.”
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania’s 1st District voted for both H.J. Res. 1 …read more
Source:: Business Insider