A source familiar with the whip operation of the House Progressive Caucus tells CNN that the group just completed a status check with their members and their number of “no” votes remains “solid.”
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the chair of the caucus, has said repeatedly that at least half of her members were prepared to vote "no" if there wasn’t a guarantee around the wider spending package. That would mean somewhere in the range of 45 to 50 "no" votes.
The source says that most progressives have not even been contacted and asked to switch their vote. They say only two members have been contacted at all, adding the calls did not come from Speaker Nancy Pelosi or Majority Whip Jim Clyburn.
This comes as House leaders are working with the Senate and White House to negotiate the spending package with a goal of finding something palatable to win over the votes of enough progressive members to pass the infrastructure bill tonight.
Jayapal tweeted to fellow caucus members, telling them to “Stick to the plan. Pass both bills, together.”
See her tweet: