114th Congress Keyvotes Senate S242-2013
Last Updated on: 06/29/15  

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%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 100%
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R 100%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 90%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 85%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 85%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 85%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 85%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 84%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 84%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 84%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 84%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 77%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 76%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 76%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 76%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 76%
WY Sen. Mike Enzi R 75%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 70%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 69%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 69%
SD Sen. John Thune R 62%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 61%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 61%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 61%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 61%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 58%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 53%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 53%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 51%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 50%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 47%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 46%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 46%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 46%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 38%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 38%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 38%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 30%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 30%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 23%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 23%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 23%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 23%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 15%
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D 15%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 15%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 15%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 10%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 8%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 8%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 8%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 8%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 8%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 8%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 8%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 8%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 8%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 8%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 8%
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D 8%
ME Sen. Angus King I 8%
MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar D 8%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 8%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 8%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 8%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 8%
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D 8%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 8%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 8%
HI Sen. Brian Schatz D 8%
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D 8%
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow D 8%
NM Sen. Tom Udall D 8%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 8%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 8%
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D 8%
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%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D 0%
WA Sen. Patty Murray D 0%
FL Sen. Bill Nelson D 0%
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D 0%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 0%
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