113th Congress Keyvotes Senate S242-2013
Last Updated on: 07/30/14  

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
UT Sen. Mike Lee R 98%
TX Sen. Ted Cruz R 95%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 94%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 93%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 88%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 86%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 86%
OK Sen. Tom Coburn R 84%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 84%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 84%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 83%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 82%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 81%
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R 78%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 76%
WY Sen. Michael Enzi R 74%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 73%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 73%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 71%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 70%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 69%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 68%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 65%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 65%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 63%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 62%
SD Sen. John Thune R 62%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 60%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 56%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 56%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 54%
NE Sen. Mike Johanns R 54%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 53%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 53%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 52%
GA Sen. Saxby Chambliss R 52%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 51%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 51%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 49%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 48%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 48%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 42%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 39%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 24%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 23%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 12%
MT Sen. Max Baucus D 10%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 10%
AR Sen. Mark Pryor D 10%
AK Sen. Mark Begich D 8%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 6%
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D 6%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 5%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 4%
NC Sen. Kay Hagan D 4%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 4%
VA Sen. Tim Kaine D 4%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 4%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 4%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 4%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 4%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 4%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 4%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 2%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 2%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 2%
DE Sen. Christopher Coons D 2%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 2%
CA Sen. Dianne Feinstein D 2%
SD Sen. Tim Johnson D 2%
LA Sen. Mary Landrieu D 2%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 2%
MI Sen. Carl Levin D 2%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D 2%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 2%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 2%
WV Sen. John Rockefeller IV D 2%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 2%
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D 2%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 0%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 0%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 0%
WA Sen. Maria Cantwell D 0%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 0%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 0%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 0%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
IA Sen. Tom Harkin D 0%
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D 0%
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D 0%
ME Sen. Angus King I 0%
MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar D 0%
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D 0%
WA Sen. Patty Murray D 0%
FL Sen. Bill Nelson D 0%
HI Sen. Brian Schatz D 0%
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D 0%
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow D 0%
CO Sen. Mark Udall D 0%
NM Sen. Tom Udall D 0%
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