Due to Judge Gorsuch’s extreme judicial philosophy and dangerous record on reproductive health, Planned Parenthood scored the procedural vote and also opposed the final confirmation of Judge Gorsuch. Read more on Gorsuch’s hostile record on reproductive health here. Judge Gorsuch was only confirmed after Senate leadership forced through changes to long-standing Senate rules that previously required 60 votes for a Supreme Court nominee to now only require 51 votes.

Cloture Vote

Vote Date: April 6, 2017, 11:02 AM

Vote Counts: YEAs: 55, NAYs: 45

Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch, of Colorado, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States )

Vote Number: 105 

Required For Majority: 3/5 

Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected

Nomination Number: PN55

Nomination Description: Neil M. Gorsuch, of Colorado, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Confirmation Vote

Vote Date: April 7, 2017, 11:31 AM

Vote Counts: YEAs: 54, NAYs: 45, 
Not Voting: 1

Question: On the Nomination (Confirmation Neil M. Gorsuch, of Colorado, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States )

Vote Number: 111 

Required For Majority: 1/2 

Vote Result: Nomination Confirmed

Nomination Number: PN55

Nomination Description: Neil M. Gorsuch, of Colorado, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States