114th Congress Keyvotes Senate S242-2013
Last Updated on: 07/29/16  

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
UT Sen. Mike Lee R 100%
TX Sen. Ted Cruz R 97%
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R 87%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 86%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 85%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 84%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 80%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 79%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 77%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 71%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 70%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 67%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 67%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 67%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 66%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 62%
WY Sen. Mike Enzi R 60%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 57%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 56%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 56%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 54%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 54%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 53%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 53%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 52%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 52%
SD Sen. John Thune R 52%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 50%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 49%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 47%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 42%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 42%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 42%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 36%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 34%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 32%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 30%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 28%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 28%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 27%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 22%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 20%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 19%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 19%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 17%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 15%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 15%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 15%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 13%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 12%
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D 12%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 12%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 12%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 10%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 10%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 10%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 10%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 10%
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D 10%
NM Sen. Tom Udall D 10%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 10%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 8%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 8%
ME Sen. Angus King I 8%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 8%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 7%
WA Sen. Maria Cantwell D 7%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 7%
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D 7%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 7%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D 7%
WA Sen. Patty Murray D 7%
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D 7%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 6%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 5%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 5%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 5%
MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar D 5%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 5%
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D 5%
HI Sen. Brian Schatz D 5%
DE Sen. Christopher Coons D 3%
CA Sen. Dianne Feinstein D 2%
VA Sen. Tim Kaine D 2%
FL Sen. Bill Nelson D 2%
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D 2%
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow D 2%
AK Sen. Mark Begich D 0%
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