114th Congress Keyvotes Senate S242-2013
Last Updated on: 06/21/16  

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
TX Sen. Ted Cruz R 100%
UT Sen. Mike Lee R 100%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 90%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 89%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 88%
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R 88%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 81%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 80%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 79%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 71%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 71%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 71%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 69%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 69%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 67%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 66%
WY Sen. Mike Enzi R 63%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 59%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 55%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 55%
SD Sen. John Thune R 54%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 53%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 52%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 52%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 52%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 51%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 51%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 51%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 48%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 48%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 43%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 43%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 43%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 33%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 30%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 30%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 30%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 26%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 26%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 25%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 17%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 17%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 15%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 14%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 13%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 11%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 11%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 11%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 11%
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D 11%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 11%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 11%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 9%
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D 9%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 9%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 9%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 9%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 9%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 8%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 8%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 8%
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D 8%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 8%
NM Sen. Tom Udall D 8%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 6%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 6%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 6%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 6%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp 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%
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D 6%
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D 6%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 3%
WA Sen. Maria Cantwell D 3%
DE Sen. Christopher Coons D 3%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 3%
CA Sen. Dianne Feinstein D 3%
VA Sen. Tim Kaine D 3%
WA Sen. Patty Murray D 3%
FL Sen. Bill Nelson D 3%
HI Sen. Brian Schatz D 3%
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D 3%
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow D 3%
AK Sen. Mark Begich D 0%
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