• Did Freedom Win? No
  • Voted for Freedom 42
  • Voted Against Freedom 48
This is the final vote of a complicated Senate parliamentary procedure often referred to as the “Nuclear Option”, used the allow the Senate’s rules to be changed using only a simple majority vote. Majority Leader Harry Reid used this procedure to allow all executive nominations (except Supreme Court nominees) to pass without a cloture vote, meaning that he only needs 51 votes instead of 60. This is a massive blow to the rights of the minority party in the Senate, and sets a dangerous precedent of tyrannical majority rule in a Senate that has traditionally prized the rights of every Senator and party to have their full say.

Legislator's Votes

Voted for Freedom

Kelly Ayotte

Senator NH

Kelly Ayotte

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
John Barrasso

Senator WY

John Barrasso

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Roy Blunt

Senator MO

Roy Blunt

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
John Boozman

Senator AR

John Boozman

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Richard Burr

Member

Richard Burr

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
Thomas Coburn

Senator OK

Thomas Coburn

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
Susan Collins

Senator ME

Susan Collins

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Bob Corker

Senator TN

Bob Corker

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
John Cornyn

Senator TX

John Cornyn

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Mike Crapo

Senator ID

Mike Crapo

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Ted Cruz

Senator TX

Ted Cruz

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Mike Enzi

Senator WY

Mike Enzi

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
Deb Fischer

Senator NE

Deb Fischer

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Jeff Flake

Senator AZ

Jeff Flake

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
John Hoeven

Senator ND

John Hoeven

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Jim Inhofe

Senator OK

Jim Inhofe

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
John Isakson

Senator GA

John Isakson

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
Mike Johanns

Senator NE

Mike Johanns

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
Ron Johnson

Senator WI

Ron Johnson

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Mark Kirk

Senator IL

Mark Kirk

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
Mike Lee

Senator UT

Mike Lee

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Carl Levin

Senator MI

Carl Levin

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
Joe Manchin

Senator WV

Joe Manchin

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
John McCain

Senator AZ

John McCain

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
Jerry Moran

Senator KS

Jerry Moran

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Rand Paul

Senator KY

Rand Paul

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Rob Portman

Senator OH

Rob Portman

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
Mark Pryor

Senator AR

Mark Pryor

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
Jim Risch

Senator ID

Jim Risch

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Pat Roberts

Senator KS

Pat Roberts

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
Marco Rubio

Senator FL

Marco Rubio

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Tim Scott

Senator SC

Tim Scott

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
John Thune

Senator SD

John Thune

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Pat Toomey

Senator PA

Pat Toomey

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
Roger Wicker

Senator MS

Roger Wicker

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes

Voted Against Freedom

Tammy Baldwin

Senator WI

Tammy Baldwin

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Max Baucus

Senator MT

Max Baucus

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Mark Begich

Senator AK

Mark Begich

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Cory Booker

Senator NJ

Cory Booker

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Sherrod Brown

Senator OH

Sherrod Brown

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Ben Cardin

Senator MD

Ben Cardin

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Tom Carper

Senator DE

Tom Carper

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Bob Casey

Senator PA

Bob Casey

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Chris Coons

Senator DE

Chris Coons

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Dick Durbin

Senator IL

Dick Durbin

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Alan Franken

Senator MN

Alan Franken

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Kay Hagan

Senator NC

Kay Hagan

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Thomas Harkin

Senator IA

Thomas Harkin

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Mazie Hirono

Senator HI

Mazie Hirono

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Tim Johnson

Senator SD

Tim Johnson

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Tim Kaine

Senator VA

Tim Kaine

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Angus King

Senator ME

Angus King

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Amy Klobuchar

Senator MN

Amy Klobuchar

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Mary Landrieu

Senator LA

Mary Landrieu

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Ed Markey

Senator MA

Ed Markey

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Bob Menendez

Senator NJ

Bob Menendez

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Jeff Merkley

Senator OR

Jeff Merkley

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Chris Murphy

Senator CT

Chris Murphy

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Patty Murray

Senator WA

Patty Murray

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Bill Nelson

Senator FL

Bill Nelson

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Jack Reed

Senator RI

Jack Reed

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Brian Schatz

Senator HI

Brian Schatz

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Chuck Schumer

Senator NY

Chuck Schumer

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Jon Tester

Senator MT

Jon Tester

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Mark Udall

Senator CO

Mark Udall

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Tom Udall

Senator NM

Tom Udall

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Mark Warner

Senator VA

Mark Warner

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Ron Wyden

Senator OR

Ron Wyden

  • Voted for Freedom? No