113th Congress Keyvotes Senate S242-2013
Last Updated on: 11/19/14  

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 96%
TX Sen. Ted Cruz R 94%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 93%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 92%
OK Sen. Tom Coburn R 85%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 85%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 85%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 84%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 84%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 81%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 81%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 81%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 80%
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R 75%
WY Sen. Michael Enzi R 74%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 73%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 72%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 71%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 68%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 68%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 68%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 66%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 65%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 65%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 62%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 61%
SD Sen. John Thune R 60%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 58%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 55%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 55%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 54%
NE Sen. Mike Johanns R 53%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 52%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 52%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 51%
GA Sen. Saxby Chambliss R 51%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 50%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 50%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 49%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 49%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 47%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 42%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 39%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 24%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 24%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 13%
AK Sen. Mark Begich D 12%
AR Sen. Mark Pryor D 11%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 11%
MT Sen. Max Baucus D 10%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 7%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 7%
NC Sen. Kay Hagan D 6%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 6%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 6%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 6%
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D 6%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 6%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 5%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 4%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 4%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 4%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 4%
VA Sen. Tim Kaine D 4%
LA Sen. Mary Landrieu D 4%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 4%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 4%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 4%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 4%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 4%
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%
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%
MN Sen. Al Franken 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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