113th Congress Keyvotes Senate S242-2013
Last Updated on: 12/19/14  

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 97%
TX Sen. Ted Cruz R 95%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 93%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 90%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 86%
OK Sen. Tom Coburn R 85%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 85%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 84%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 82%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 81%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 81%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 79%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 75%
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R 75%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 73%
WY Sen. Michael Enzi R 70%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 70%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 68%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 68%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 67%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 67%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 67%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 65%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 63%
SD Sen. John Thune R 61%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 59%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 59%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 57%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 55%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 52%
GA Sen. Saxby Chambliss R 52%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 52%
NE Sen. Mike Johanns R 52%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 51%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 49%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 49%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 48%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 48%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 47%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 46%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 45%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 41%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 37%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 23%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 22%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 14%
AK Sen. Mark Begich D 11%
MT Sen. Max Baucus D 10%
AR Sen. Mark Pryor D 10%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 10%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 8%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 7%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 7%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 7%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 7%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 5%
NC Sen. Kay Hagan D 5%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 5%
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D 5%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 5%
LA Sen. Mary Landrieu D 4%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 3%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 3%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 3%
VA Sen. Tim Kaine D 3%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 3%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 3%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 3%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 3%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 3%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 2%
DE Sen. Christopher Coons D 2%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 2%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 2%
CA Sen. Dianne Feinstein D 2%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 2%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 2%
SD Sen. Tim Johnson D 2%
MI Sen. Carl Levin D 2%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D 2%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 2%
WV Sen. John Rockefeller IV D 2%
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D 2%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 0%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 0%
WA Sen. Maria Cantwell D 0%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin 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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