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Vice President Joseph 'Joe' Robinette Biden, Jr.'s Voting Records

Office: Vice President, Democratic President of the Senate
On The Ballot: Potential, Democratic for President
Issue Category

104 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
9/27/08 HR 2638 Continuing Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (78 - 12)
Did Not Vote
6/10/08 S 3044 Increasing Taxes on Profits, Rescinding Certain Tax Deductions, and Increasing Tax Incentives for Alternative Energy Programs for Oil Companies
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 43)
Yea
3/13/08 S Amdt 4207 Amendment on Certain Energy-Related Programs, Including the Development of Oil Shale and Offshore Natural Gas
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 51)
Nay
3/13/08 S Amdt 4329 Amendment on Certain Energy-Related Programs, Including the Development of Oil and Natural Gas in Coastal Areas Not Covered by a Moratorium
Amendment Adopted - Senate (56 - 43)
Yea
12/18/07 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (76 - 17)
Did Not Vote
12/13/07 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (86 - 8)
Did Not Vote
6/21/07 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 27)
Yea
6/19/07 S Amdt 1519 Preventing Petroleum Export Organizations (NOPEC Act of 2007)
Amendment Adopted - Senate (70 - 23)
Did Not Vote
6/14/07 S Amdt 1566 Offshore Drilling in Virginia
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 44)
Nay
8/01/06 S 3711 Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (71 - 25)
Nay
5/11/06 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 44)
Nay
2/02/06 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005
Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 31)
Nay
11/17/05 S Amdt 2612 Price-Gouging During Emergencies Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (57 - 42)
Yea
11/17/05 S Amdt 2626 Temporary Tax on Crude Oil Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (50 - 48)
Yea
11/03/05 S Amdt 2358 ANWR Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Yea
11/03/05 S Amdt 2400 Alaska Judicial Review of Oil Revenue Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Yea
6/16/05 S Amdt 784 Reduction in Dependence on Foreign Oil
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 53)
Yea
6/14/05 S Amdt 781 Environmental Effects Caused by Ethanol Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (59 - 38)
Nay
7/31/03 HR 6 Energy Omnibus bill
Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 14)
Yea
6/10/03 S Amdt 871 Reduction of Foreign Oil Dependence Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (99 - 1)
Yea
4/06/00 S Amdt 2955 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
8/03/94 S Amdt 2446 Ethanol Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (51 - 50)
Nay

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