114th Congress Keyvotes Senate S242-2013
Last Updated on: 05/26/16  

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
TX Sen. Ted Cruz R 100%
UT Sen. Mike Lee R 100%
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R 93%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 89%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 88%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 87%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 83%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 82%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 81%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 73%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 73%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 72%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 72%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 71%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 70%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 67%
WY Sen. Mike Enzi R 63%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 60%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 59%
SD Sen. John Thune R 57%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 55%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 55%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 55%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 55%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 54%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 54%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 52%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 51%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 51%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 47%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 45%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 45%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 42%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 32%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 32%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 31%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 29%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 27%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 27%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 26%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 18%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 15%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 15%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 15%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 12%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 12%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 12%
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D 12%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 12%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 10%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 9%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 9%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 9%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 9%
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D 9%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 9%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 9%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 9%
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D 9%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 9%
NM Sen. Tom Udall D 9%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 9%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 6%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 6%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 6%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 6%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 6%
ME Sen. Angus King I 6%
MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar D 6%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 6%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D 6%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 6%
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D 6%
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D 6%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 6%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 3%
WA Sen. Maria Cantwell D 3%
DE Sen. Christopher Coons D 3%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 3%
CA Sen. Dianne Feinstein D 3%
VA Sen. Tim Kaine D 3%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 3%
WA Sen. Patty Murray D 3%
FL Sen. Bill Nelson D 3%
HI Sen. Brian Schatz D 3%
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D 3%
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow D 3%
AK Sen. Mark Begich D 0%
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