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1
Tammy Baldwin
WI
Yes
Supports
“The Senate needs to pass my Women’s Health Protection Act, and, frankly, if we need to eliminate the filibuster in order to do it, that is what we should do.” ()
202-224-5653
In-Office
Baldwin
2
Michael Bennet
CO
Yes
Supports
“It is time to change the filibuster to restore the Senate, protect democracy, and advance legislation on voting rights, abortion rights, gun violence prevention and more.” ()
202-224-5852
In-Office
Bennet
3
Bob Casey Jr.
PA
Yes
Supports
“He believes the rule should be changed for a number of issues and this is one of them.” ()
202-224-6324
In-Office
Casey
4
Kirsten Gillibrand
NY
Yes
Supports
“At the federal level Democrats will fight to eliminate the filibuster and enshrine reproductive freedom into law.” ()
202-224-4451
In-Office
Gillibrand
5
Maggie Hassan
NH
Yes
Supports
“Some senators do support voting again to end the filibuster, even though Democrats lack the votes to pass it. They include Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.).” ()
202-224-3324
In-Office
Hassan
6
Mazie Hirono
HI
Yes
Supports
“We must eliminate the filibuster to pass a federal law protecting the right to an abortion. But we need everyone to remember, that won’t happen unless we elect two more pro-choice Democrats this November.” ()
202-224-6361
In-Office
Hirono
7
Patrick Leahy
VT
Yes
Supports
“Even so, Leahy said, this is an instance in which he would vote in favor of changing the rules in order to allow abortion protections to pass. But he doesn’t believe enough of his Senate colleagues would vote to change the rules.”
“‘That's an easy thing to say. The doing it will be far, far more difficult,’ he said. ‘Of course, it's an option that has to be considered, but you also have to get enough votes to do that.’” ()
202-224-4242
In-Office
Leahy
8
Ben Ray Luján
NM
Yes
Supports
“Senate Democrats must be willing to use every tool at our disposal – including abolishing the filibuster – to ensure the right to an abortion is once again protected by law.” ()
202-224-6621
In-Office
Luján
9
Ed Markey
MA
Yes
Supports
“Congress must do its part and respond to these affronts to reproductive freedom by passing the Women’s Health and Protection Act and codifying Roe into law – even if we must abolish the filibuster to do so.” ()
202-224-2742
In-Office
Markey
10
Jeff Merkley
OR
Yes
Supports
“President Biden is right. We're going to have to reform our filibuster so we can make progress on the issues we all care about, including abortion access. I've been fighting to fix our broken Senate for years and will work until the job is done.” ()
202-224-3753
In-Office
Merkley
11
Patty Murray
WA
Yes
Supports
[With retweet of Biden’s call for filibuster carveout to pass abortion protections] “Let's get two more pro-choice Democrats to the Senate and let's get this done.” ()
202-224-2621
In-Office
Murray
12
Alex Padilla
CA
Yes
Supports
“Let’s elect two more pro-choice Senators, end the filibuster, and codify Roe into law.” ()
202-224-3553
In-Office
Padilla
13
Bernie Sanders
VT
Yes
Supports
“Congress must pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade as the law of the land in this country NOW. And if there aren’t 60 votes in the Senate to do it, and there are not, we must end the filibuster to pass it with 50 votes.” ()
202-224-5141
In-Office
Sanders
14
Jeanne Shaheen
NH
Yes
Supports
Shaheen supports “eliminating the filibuster to codify Roe v. Wade.” ()
202-224-2841
In-Office
Shaheen
15
Tina Smith
MN
Yes
Supports
“Now is the time to demand that every single candidate for every single office voice a firm position on reproductive rights. Ask every Senate candidate to commit to reforming the filibuster rules, so that the chamber can pass federal legislation protecting the right to reproductive freedom. If voters help us maintain our control of the House and expand our majority in the Senate by at least two votes this November, we can make Roe the law all across the country as soon as January.” ()
202-224-5641
In-Office
Smith
16
Chris Van Hollen
MD
Yes
Supports
“The filibuster rule is standing in the way of our democracy – allowing the GOP minority to block the will of the large majority of the American people. It’s past time to & pass a federal law to codify Roe v Wade NOW.” ()
202-224-4654
In-Office
Van Hollen
17
Raphael Warnock
GA
Yes
Supports
“I think that no Senate rule and no Senate procedure is more important than people’s constitutional rights. And it is our duty as one of the three co-equal branches of government to find a way to stand with the American people, 70% of which believes that it is a woman’s right to choose.” ()
202-224-3643
In-Office
Warnock
18
Elizabeth Warren
MA
Yes
Supports
“Now is the time to demand that every single candidate for every single office voice a firm position on reproductive rights. Ask every Senate candidate to commit to reforming the filibuster rules, so that the chamber can pass federal legislation protecting the right to reproductive freedom. If voters help us maintain our control of the House and expand our majority in the Senate by at least two votes this November, we can make Roe the law all across the country as soon as January.” ()
202-224-4543
In-Office
Warren
19
Sheldon Whitehouse
RI
Yes
Supports
Supports “whatever changes in Senate rules allow the Democratic majority to end Mitch McConnell’s rule by obstruction and clear the way to protect the fundamental rights of women.” ()
202-224-2921
In-Office
Whitehouse
20
Brian Schatz
HI
Yes
Supports
“Give us two more Senate seats and we will make abortion legal nationwide as a matter of federal statutory law.” ()
In-Office
21
Tim Ryan
OH
Yes
Supports
“No matter how you square it, the answer is the same: if we want to protect abortion access, bring down the costs of prescription drugs, pass voting rights legislation, and increase wages, we have to get rid of the filibuster.”
Candidate
22
Dianne Feinstein
CA
Yes
Supports
“Let me be clear: If it comes down to protecting the filibuster or protecting a woman’s right to choose, there should be no question that I will vote to protect a woman’s right to choose.” ()
In-Office
23
Joe Manchin
WV
Known Nos
Does not support
Spokesperson told Reuters after SCOTUS decision that position on filibuster has not changed. ()
In-Office
24
Kyrsten Sinema
AZ
Known Nos
Does not support
Spokesperson told Reuters after SCOTUS decision that position on filibuster has not changed. ()
“Protections in the Senate safeguarding against the erosion of women's access to health care have been used half-a-dozen times in the past ten years, and are more important now than ever.” ()
In-Office
25
Maria Cantwell
WA
Yes
Supports
Said she would “support the codification of Roe v. Wade in any way possible.” ()
In-Office
26
Tim Kaine
VA
Keeping It Vague
Supports filibuster reform and abortion rights separately
Kaine: “I’ve supported filibuster reform to make the Senate work better for all of us, but our efforts to do that earlier this year didn’t have the votes. Right now, I’m focused on finding bipartisan common ground to codify the right to choose, which the vast majority of Americans support.” Kaine’s office: “Senator Kaine supports returning to the traditional Senate talking filibuster, which always allowed passage of legislation, following full debate, by a simple majority.” (July 2022 email to TPM’s Kate Riga)
In-Office
27
Cory Booker
NJ
Keeping It Vague
Supports filibuster reform and abortion rights separately
“The right to an abortion is a fundamental right. Congress has a mandate to protect Americans’ fundamental rights. We must act now.” ()
“For the sake of our vulnerable populations, for the sake of America doing big things again, the filibuster has to be reformed.” ()
In-Office
28
Tammy Duckworth
IL
Keeping It Vague
Supports filibuster reform and abortion rights separately
“As we mark *6 months* since Texas' near-total abortion ban went into effect, we cannot let up our work to codify Roe v. Wade and protect abortion rights for everyone—regardless of zip code. Last night’s filibuster isn't the end of this. Your uterus is no one else's business.” ()
In-Office
29
Dick Durbin
IL
Keeping It Vague
Supports filibuster reform and abortion rights separately
“The notion of changing the rules is that you're really at the mercy of one or two senators who can make that decision for us.” ()
“If you've been here any number of years, the tables can turn. Let's think long and hard, and we went after voting rights … I supported that and I think that there are possibilities in that regard...”
“There are many possibilities here, but I have not endorsed any of them.” (
In-Office
30
Ben Cardin
MD
Keeping It Vague
Supports filibuster reform and abortion rights separately
“The Senate must pass the Women’s Health Protection Act to codify and prohibit laws that impose burdensome requirements on access to reproductive health services.” ()
“Senator Cardin is an original cosponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act (S. 1975) that would codify the right to choose in federal law.” ()
"Congress and (the president) must take swift action to protect personal reproductive and health rights for Americans. From Maryland to Mississippi, Florida to Washington State, there should be a common standard for self-determination of health decisions for women and all individuals." ()
“I would be prepared to eliminate the filibuster, but I don’t think you have the votes in the Senate to do it,” Cardin said. “I’m trying to find a bipartisan buy-in to reforming the Senate. I think that’s far healthier.” ()
In-Office
31
Richard Blumenthal
CT
Yes
Supports
“We need to end the filibuster. Because the only way to codify Roe v. Wade is, in fact, to end the filibuster. And that filibuster must go.” ()
In-Office
32
Sherrod Brown
OH
Yes
Supports
“I don’t know if we can convince [Manchin and Sinema] on this one, but we will try. It does speak to the importance of the November election. Elections have consequences ... It’s women’s decisions, women’s bodies, but this is also a decision for all of us because who’s next? Is marriage equality next? Is it contraceptives?” ()
“’This time next year, Roe v. Wade will be codified law,’ if the Democrats can also retain its majority in the House.” ()
In-Office
33
Tom Carper
DE
No Comment
Probably supports but unclear
“In the face of what will surely go down in constitutional infamy for the harm it does to the Americans it ought to serve, I’m committed to doing everything I can to protect women from the pain that this decision will cause.” ()
"The idea of the sanctity of the vote — if we don’t have the right to vote ... we don't have a democracy. There are a lot of subject areas that I want to consider when walking away from the filibuster, but that would be one." ()
Carper, an institutionalist, is not a big fan of filibuster reform, but has made clear that he’s open to it on issues of grave importance.
In-Office
34
Chris Coons
DE
No Comment
Probably supports but unclear
“It’s more important than ever that we work to make sure women broadly have access to reproductive health care.” ()
“I will not stand idly by for four years and watch the Biden administration’s initiatives blocked at every turn.” ()
“’If we do get rid of the legislative filibuster, the next time Republicans control the White House, the Senate and the House, they can quickly move through bills that would fundamentally alter a wide range of things.’ He cited the environment, abortion and labor rights.” ()
Coons is an institutionalist with qualms about filibuster reform, but is a staunch Biden ally and dependable Democratic vote.
In-Office
35
Catherine Cortez Masto
NV
Keeping It Vague
Supports filibuster reform and abortion rights separately
“I have a record in support of a woman’s right to choose. And my opponent, Adam Laxalt, opposes it, and will take it away. There is no doubt in my mind he would also work with some of my Republican colleagues who right now are planning legislation to restrict abortion across this country if they had the ability to do so. And he would vote with them.” ()
“But McConnell is determined to exploit the filibuster and fight progress on the most urgent crises facing our nation and if he wants to block action on health care, climate change, and voting rights, he should have to stand on the Senate floor and be transparent about his obstruction.” ()
In-Office
36
Bob Menendez
NJ
No Comment
Probably supports but unclear
“In this moment, I want women in NJ and across the country to know that I will never stop fighting for your right to choose.” ()
“I refuse to go back to a time when abortion was illegal.” ()
“Steve Sandberg, Menendez's spokesman, said the senator is supportive of reinstating the ‘talking filibuster’ proposed by Biden — an idea some believe would discourage senators from exercising the practice if they were forced to defend it on the floor.
‘He will continue to work with his Democratic colleagues to see what reform looks like,’' said Sandberg, who added that Menendez has "been on the record with that." ()
Menendez was one of the last to vocalize his position last time we did this song and dance around a filibuster carveout for voting rights, but has been adamant about abortion protections.
In-Office
37
Mark Kelly
AZ
No Comment
Probably supports, but unclear
“This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. I am resolved to defend and protect the right of Arizona women to make their own health care decisions.” ()
“If there is a proposal to change the rules, I will make a decision on what is in the best interest of the country and the folks I represent in Arizona.” ()
Kelly has been one of the most vulnerable senators since his election, and tends to wait to stake out a position until the mass of Democrats has committed.
In-Office
38
Martin Heinrich
NM
Keeping It Vague
Supports filibuster reform and abortion rights separately
“Republicans in the Senate continue to block debate on legislation to codify reproductive rights, but they can’t block the will of the American people. The Senate must act at once to protect the constitutional rights of every woman across the nation.” (
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“As much as I know that, at some point, (Republicans) are going to do things that I absolutely disagree with, on climate, on choice, on really important stuff, it is just as important to begin to have the feedback with the American people to tell the difference between the two parties. Elections will have consequences.”
[On filibuster reform] “When we are in the majority, we are going to pass things like the child tax credit and make it permanent, and deal with climate change and respect women, and workers and educators. That’s why I am willing to accept the risk.” ()
In-Office
39
John Hickenlooper
CO
Keeping It Vague
Supports filibuster reform and abortion separately
“If Roe falls, it’s up to Congress to protect reproductive rights. Inaction is not an option.” ()
“Voter disenfranchisement threatens our entire democracy. If we can change the process on the debt ceiling, then surely we can do the same to protect our democracy.” ()
In-Office
40
Jacky Rosen
NV
Keeping It Vague
Supports filibuster reform and abortion separately
“Rosen’s office, when asked about the prospects of Democratic policy responses to the court overturning Roe, and reconciliation in particular, sent a statement that did not address the issue specifically, saying only that the senator ‘supports any feasible avenue to get this bill passed to restore reproductive rights.’” ()
“I will never back down from a woman’s right to choose; I think it’s fundamentally important. We have to look at not just when you’re in the majority, but what does it do when you’re in the minority? You have to be mindful of that.”
“I will never stop trying to find common ground across the aisle in order to deliver for hard working Nevadans and Americans, but I’m also not going to let obstructionists stand in the way of protecting our fundamental rights as Americans. Right now, our democracy is under attack and we must do everything we can to protect voting rights. If eliminating the filibuster is what it takes to get it done, then we must protect our democracy at all costs.” ()
In-Office
41
Amy Klobuchar
MN
Yes
Supports
[Asked what she would do to protect abortion rights] “So, my solution to this, which is my solution for voting rights and so many other things, including climate change, where one side of the country is in flames, the other side of the country is flooded, with people dying submerged in their cars, I believe we should abolish the filibuster.”
“We just will get nowhere if we keep this filibuster in place,” she added. ()
In-Office
42
Chris Murphy
CT
Yes
Supports
[In conversation about protecting abortion rights] "Frankly, I think the filibuster is fundamentally anti-democratic. If you win control of the House, Senate and the White House, you probably should have the ability to enact your agenda.” ()
In-Office
43
Jon Ossoff
GA
No Comment
Probably supports, but unclear
“Sen. Ossoff will carefully review any proposed rule changes carefully,” his spokesman said. ()
“I’m open” to reform, Ossoff said. “The details of any proposed rules change will matter.” ()
Ossoff, a liberal from purple Georgia, is habitually cautious and will probably wait until the caucus is coalescing to vocalize his position.
In-Office
44
Gary Peters
MI
Yes
Supports
“Peters said he is ‘very open’ to changing rules to codify Roe.” ()
“Right now, I’m focused on one thing and that’s electing Democratic senators to the United States Senate. Our focus in my mind has to be 100% on making sure that we maintain and we expand the Democratic majority in the United States Senate. That’s how we affect real change.” ()
In-Office
45
Jack Reed
RI
No Comment
Probably supports, but unclear
“I’m focused on the Senate passing legislation that addresses the pandemic, the economy, our defense and our environment. The onus is on Senate Minority Leader (Mitch) McConnell. He can either be a constructive part of that effort or create a wall of partisan obstruction and further threaten the Senate’s traditions.” ()
“The filibuster is not in the Constitution nor the original Senate rules, but we have a bicameral system for a reason and this legislative tool serves a critical purpose in ensuring the functioning of our democratic republic. Yes, it sometimes slows the process down, and some have abused or subverted it. But it remains an important part in our system of checks and balances.” ()
There are very few data points on the low-key Reed, and no recent ones. He joined with other senators in calling for Biden to take action on abortion.
In-Office
46
Chuck Schumer
NY
Keeping It Vague
Supports filibuster reform and abortion separately
“The Senate was designed to protect the political rights of the minority in the chamber, through the promise of debate and the opportunity to amend. But over the years, those rights have been warped and contorted to obstruct and embarrass the will of majority – something our Founders explicitly opposed. The constitution specified what measures demanded a supermajority – including impeachment or the ratification of treaties. But they explicitly rejected supermajority requirements for legislation, having learned firsthand of such a requirement’s defects under the Articles of Confederation. The weaponization of rules once meant to short-circuit obstruction have been hijacked to guarantee obstruction.” ()
In-Office
47
Debbie Stabenow
MI
Yes
Supports
“But Senate Democrats also don't appear to have the votes to end the filibuster that requires 60 votes for legislation to advance, though Stabenow supports doing away with it...” ()
In-Office
48
Jon Tester
MT
Keeping It Vague
Supports filibuster reform and abortion separately
“We've been down this road once already. There aren't enough horses to do it. Nothing's changed.” ()
“Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester said it was ‘premature’ to discuss overhauling the Senate's filibuster rules until it's clear what the Supreme Court decided. ‘I think it's premature at this point in time because we don't know if this is true or not,’” Tester said. ()
“Restore it back to the days of the talking filibuster, so you still have a filibuster, but people have to talk. They can’t put a hold on a bill and then walk out the door and go home, which is what they can do now. They have to hold the floor. And if they don’t hold the floor, they have the vote. That’s what needs to happen.” ()
In-Office
49
Ron Wyden
OR
Yes
Supports
“Women’s health must be protected against extremists scheming to take away hard-won reproductive rights. The Senate must not let the filibuster stand in the way of protecting the progress our country has made on reproductive choice.” ()
In-Office
50
Angus King
ME
Problem Children
Likely holdout
“What goes around comes around. We could undo the filibuster, pass a nationwide bill that we like, and they could do it next year in the opposite way. I think that's a concern.” ()
“’Today’s annoying obstruction is tomorrow’s priceless shield, and we’ve got to think about it that way,’ King said, raising the prospect of a national abortion ban. ‘We’ve got to think more than a month or two weeks ahead.’” ()
In-Office
51
Mark Warner
VA
Problem Children
Likely holdout
“My hope is that we see action on this legislation,” Warner said. “Candidly, whether it could get 60 votes in the Senate is a bit of a challenge, I’ll be the first to acknowledge. It’s one more reason why I say to folks, elections matter.” ()
“And if we have to do a small carve-out on filibuster for voting rights, that is the only area where I would allow that kind of reform.”
“But we are where we are, and the idea that somehow to protect the rights of the minority in the Senate, we’re going to cut out rights of minorities and young people all across the country, that’s just not right to me.” ()
In-Office
52
Peter Welch (likely Leahy replacement)
VT
Yes
Supports
“We must fight. We fight by passing the House-passed Women's Health Protection Act in the Senate. We fight by getting rid of the filibuster. We can’t go back, we must fight.” ()
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