114th Congress Keyvotes Senate S242-2013
Last Updated on: 05/22/15  

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%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 100%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 100%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 100%
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R 100%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 90%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 90%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 90%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 90%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 90%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 90%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 90%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 90%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 90%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 80%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 80%
WY Sen. Mike Enzi R 80%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 80%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 80%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 80%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 80%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 80%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 70%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 70%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 70%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 60%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 60%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 60%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 60%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 60%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 60%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 60%
SD Sen. John Thune R 60%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 50%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 50%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 50%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 50%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 50%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 40%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 30%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 30%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 20%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 20%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 20%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 20%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 10%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 10%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 10%
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D 10%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 10%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 10%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 0%
AK Sen. Mark Begich D 0%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 0%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 0%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 0%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 0%
WA Sen. Maria Cantwell D 0%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 0%
DE Sen. Christopher Coons D 0%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 0%
CA Sen. Dianne Feinstein D 0%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 0%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D 0%
VA Sen. Tim Kaine D 0%
ME Sen. Angus King I 0%
MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar D 0%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 0%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 0%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D 0%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 0%
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D 0%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 0%
WA Sen. Patty Murray D 0%
FL Sen. Bill Nelson D 0%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 0%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 0%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 0%
HI Sen. Brian Schatz D 0%
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D 0%
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D 0%
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow D 0%
NM Sen. Tom Udall D 0%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 0%
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 0%
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