114th Congress Keyvotes Senate S242-2013
Last Updated on: 12/02/16  

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%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 87%
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R 84%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 83%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 82%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 80%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 80%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 75%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 69%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 68%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 67%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 66%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 66%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 64%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 60%
WY Sen. Mike Enzi R 58%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 57%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 55%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 54%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 53%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 53%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 52%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 52%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 51%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 51%
SD Sen. John Thune R 51%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 49%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 48%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 46%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 41%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 41%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 41%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 35%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 34%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 31%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 31%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 29%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 27%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 26%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 21%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 21%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 20%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 19%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 17%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 17%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 17%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 15%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 15%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 13%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 12%
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D 12%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 12%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D 10%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 10%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 10%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 9%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 9%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 9%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 9%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 9%
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D 9%
NM Sen. Tom Udall D 9%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 8%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 7%
WA Sen. Maria Cantwell D 7%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 7%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 7%
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D 7%
ME Sen. Angus King I 7%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 7%
WA Sen. Patty Murray D 7%
VA Sen. Mark Warner 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. Amy Klobuchar D 5%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 5%
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D 5%
HI Sen. Brian Schatz D 5%
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow D 5%
DE Sen. Christopher Coons D 2%
CA Sen. Dianne Feinstein D 2%
VA Sen. Tim Kaine D 2%
FL Sen. Bill Nelson D 2%
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D 2%
AK Sen. Mark Begich D 0%
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