Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court – Nuclear Option – Vote Not Sustained (48-52)
Judgment of the Senate to affirm the ruling of the chair regarding the McConnell, R-Ky., point of order that that the precedent set on November 21, 2013 (that a simple majority is required to invoke cloture on nominations excluding the Supreme Court), applies to cloture votes on all nominations. The ruling of the chair did not stand and the point of order was sustained. This vote sets a precedent for future cloture votes on all judicial nominations which will only need a simple majority to pass.
Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted YES
Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (54-45, 1 Not Voting)
Confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch of Colorado to be an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO