114th Congress Keyvotes Senate S242-2013
Last Updated on: 1/9/2015  

Preventing Nuclear Option on Filibuster

Vote# S242-2013

Vote Result on 2013-11-21
NO
48 to 52

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HERITAGE ACTION POSITION: YES

Vote Description

Voting YES to sustain the ruling of the chair would have kept the 60-vote threshold to end debate – commonly referred to as the filibuster – intact for executive branch and judicial nominees.

Heritage Action Position

The controversial move of changing the Senate’s rules with a simple majority vote (instead of the prescribed 67-vote threshold) allowed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to strip the minority’s ability to filibuster executive branch nominees and most judicial nominees. In an attempt to remake America to reflect President Obama’s unworkable and unpopular progressive vision, Reid and his colleagues set a precedent that fundamentally alters the role of the minority in American politics.


STATE NAME PARTY SCORE
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R -
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R -
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D -
WY Sen. John Barrasso R -
AK Sen. Mark Begich D -
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D -
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D -
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R -
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D -
AR Sen. John Boozman R -
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D -
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D -
NC Sen. Richard Burr R -
WA Sen. Maria Cantwell D -
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D -
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D -
PA Sen. Bob Casey D -
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R -
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R -
ME Sen. Susan Collins R -
DE Sen. Christopher Coons D -
TN Sen. Bob Corker R -
TX Sen. John Cornyn R -
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R -
TX Sen. Ted Cruz R -
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D -
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D -
WY Sen. Michael Enzi R -
CA Sen. Dianne Feinstein D -
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R -
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R -
MN Sen. Al Franken D -
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D -
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R -
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R -
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R -
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D -
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D -
NV Sen. Dean Heller R -
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D -
ND Sen. John Hoeven R -
OK Sen. James Inhofe R -
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R -
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R -
VA Sen. Tim Kaine D -
ME Sen. Angus King I -
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R -
MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar D -
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D -
UT Sen. Mike Lee R -
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D -
MA Sen. Edward Markey D -
AZ Sen. John McCain R -
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D -
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R -
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D -
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D -
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D -
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R -
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R -
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D -
WA Sen. Patty Murray D -
FL Sen. Bill Nelson D -
KY Sen. Rand Paul R -
OH Sen. Rob Portman R -
RI Sen. Jack Reed D -
NV Sen. Harry Reid D -
ID Sen. Jim Risch R -
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R -
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R -
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I -
HI Sen. Brian Schatz D -
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D -
SC Sen. Tim Scott R -
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R -
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D -
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R -
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow D -
MT Sen. Jon Tester D -
SD Sen. John Thune R -
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R -
NM Sen. Tom Udall D -
LA Sen. David Vitter R -
VA Sen. Mark Warner D -
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D -
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D -
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R -
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D -
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