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

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Biographical

Full Name: Joseph 'Joe' Robinette Biden, Jr.
Current Office: Vice President, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jill; 4 Children: Beau, Hunter, Ashley, Naomi (deceased)
Birth Date: 11/20/1942
Birth Place: Scranton, PA
Home City: Wilmington, DE
Religion: Roman Catholic
Issue Category

22 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
9/17/08 S 3001 Defense Authorizations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (88 - 8)
Did Not Vote
7/10/08 PN 1641 Nomination of General Petraeus as Military Leader of the Middle East
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (95 - 2)
Yea
6/26/08 HR 2642 Iraq and Afghanistan War Funding, Unemployment Benefits Extension, and GI Bill
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (92 - 6)
Yea
5/22/08 S Amdt 4817 Iraq Provisions Including a Troop Withdrawal
Amendment Rejected - Senate (34 - 63)
Yea
5/22/08 S Amdt 4818 Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
Amendment Adopted - Senate (70 - 26)
Yea
2/13/08 HR 2082 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 45)
Yea
1/22/08 HR 4986 Defense Authorizations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 3)
Yea
12/18/07 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (70 - 25)
Did Not Vote
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
12/18/07 S Amdt 3875 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (24 - 71)
Did Not Vote
11/16/07 HR 4156 Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense and Timeline for Withdrawal from Iraq
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45)
Yea
11/16/07 S 2340 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (45 - 53)
Nay
10/01/07 HR 1585 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 3)
Did Not Vote
9/26/07 S Amdt 3017 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
Amendment Adopted - Senate (76 - 22)
Nay
9/21/07 S Amdt 2898 Iraq Troop Reduction Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 47)
Yea
8/03/07 S 1927 Foreign Intelligence Acquisition
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 28)
Nay
7/26/07 HR 2638 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations
Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 4)
Yea
7/18/07 S Amdt 2087 Iraq Troop Reduction
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 47)
Yea
5/17/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 40)
Yea
4/26/07 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 46)
Yea
3/29/07 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline
Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 47)
Yea
3/27/07 S Amdt 643 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 50)
Nay
3/23/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
Yea
3/15/07 S J Res 9 United States Policy in Iraq Resolution of 2007
Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (48 - 50)
Yea
12/06/06 PN 2191 Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (95 - 2)
Did Not Vote
9/28/06 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 34)
Nay
9/28/06 S Amdt 5095 Oversight of CIA Interrogation and Detention Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Yea
9/28/06 S Amdt 5104 Military Commissions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 52)
Yea
9/13/06 S Amdt 4936 National Security Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (41 - 57)
Yea
9/07/06 S Amdt 4909 Media in the Middle East Amendment
Bill Tabled - Senate (51 - 44)
Nay
9/06/06 S AMDT 4882 Cluster Munitions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (30 - 70)
Nay
6/22/06 S 2766 Defense Department FY 2007 Authorization bill
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 0)
Yea
6/22/06 S AMDT 4442 Troop Redeployment Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (13 - 86)
Nay
6/15/06 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (98 - 1)
Yea
5/04/06 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (77 - 21)
Yea
3/16/06 S AMDT 3166 National Defense Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
Nay
3/16/06 S Con Res 83 2007 Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
2/02/06 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005
Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 31)
Nay
2/02/06 S AMDT 2737 Military Funding and Tax Cuts Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (44 - 53)
Yea
12/21/05 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (93 - 0)
Yea
12/21/05 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 44)
Nay
12/21/05 S Con Res 74 Removal of ANWR Provision from HR 2863
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (48 - 45)
Yea
11/15/05 S 1042 Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (98 - 0)
Yea
11/15/05 S AMDT 2518 Iraq Progress Reports Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (79 - 19)
Yea
11/15/05 S AMDT 2519 Reporting Matters in Iraq Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 58)
Yea
11/15/05 S AMDT 2523 Judicial Review of Detainees Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 54)
Yea
11/15/05 S AMDT 2524 Guantanamo Bay Detainees Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (84 - 14)
Nay
11/10/05 S AMDT 2476 Investigating Contracts in Iraq Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 53)
Yea
11/10/05 S Amdt 2516 Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (49 - 42)
Nay
11/08/05 S AMDT 2430 National Commission on Detainees Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Yea

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