114th Congress Keyvotes Senate S242-2013
Last Updated on: 07/31/15  

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 99%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 92%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 88%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 87%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 87%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 87%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 83%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 76%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 76%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 76%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 76%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 70%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 69%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 68%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 64%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 64%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 63%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 63%
WY Sen. Mike Enzi R 62%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 59%
SD Sen. John Thune R 59%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 59%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 58%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 53%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 53%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 53%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 53%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 47%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 46%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 44%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 44%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 41%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 36%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 35%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 35%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 35%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 29%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 29%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 23%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 23%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 17%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 17%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 17%
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D 17%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 17%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 17%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 17%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 17%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 14%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 12%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 12%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 12%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 12%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 12%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 12%
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D 12%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 12%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 12%
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D 12%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 12%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 12%
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D 12%
NM Sen. Tom Udall D 12%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 12%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 6%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 6%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 6%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 6%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 6%
ME Sen. Angus King I 6%
MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar D 6%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 6%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 6%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D 6%
HI Sen. Brian Schatz D 6%
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow D 6%
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D 6%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 6%
AK Sen. Mark Begich D 0%
WA Sen. Maria Cantwell D 0%
DE Sen. Christopher Coons D 0%
CA Sen. Dianne Feinstein D 0%
VA Sen. Tim Kaine D 0%
WA Sen. Patty Murray D 0%
FL Sen. Bill Nelson D 0%
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D 0%
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