114th Congress Keyvotes Senate S242-2013
Last Updated on: 04/28/16  

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%
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R 99%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 95%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 91%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 90%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 89%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 85%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 83%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 78%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 77%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 74%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 71%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 71%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 68%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 66%
WY Sen. Mike Enzi R 63%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 61%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 60%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 59%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 57%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 57%
SD Sen. John Thune R 56%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 54%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 54%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 52%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 50%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 50%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 47%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 46%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 46%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 46%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 42%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 35%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 34%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 34%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 33%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 32%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 29%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 24%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 21%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 17%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 15%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 14%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 14%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 11%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 11%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 11%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 10%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 10%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 10%
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D 10%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 10%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 8%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 7%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 7%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 7%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 7%
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D 7%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 7%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 7%
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D 7%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 7%
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D 7%
NM Sen. Tom Udall D 7%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 7%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 4%
ME Sen. Angus King I 4%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 4%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D 4%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 3%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 3%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 3%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 3%
MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar D 3%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 3%
HI Sen. Brian Schatz D 3%
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow D 3%
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D 3%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 3%
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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