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

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Office: Vice President, Democratic President of the Senate
Issue Category

30 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
1/15/09 S 22 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 21)
Did Not Vote
6/06/08 S Amdt 4825 Carbon Emissions Cap and Trade Plan
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (48 - 36)
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
12/13/07 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (86 - 8)
Did Not Vote
12/11/07 S Amdt 3711 Government Sponsored Farm Insurance Policies
Amendment Rejected - Senate (37 - 58)
Did Not Vote
11/08/07 HR 1495 Water Resources Development Act of 2007
Veto Override Passed - Senate (79 - 14)
Did Not Vote
6/21/07 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 27)
Yea
8/01/06 S 3711 Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (71 - 25)
Nay
3/16/06 S AMDT 3103 Natural Resources and Environment Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 49)
Yea
3/16/06 S Con Res 83 2007 Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
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
11/16/05 HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (94 - 5)
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
10/07/05 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 0)
Yea
9/13/05 S J Res 20 EPA's Clean Air Mercury Rule
Bill Failed - Senate (47 - 51)
Yea
7/29/05 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (99 - 1)
Yea
7/01/05 HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 3)
Yea
6/29/05 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (94 - 0)
Yea
6/14/05 S Amdt 781 Environmental Effects Caused by Ethanol Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (59 - 38)
Nay
5/10/05 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (100 - 0)
Yea
4/28/05 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
4/21/05 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005
Bill Passed - Senate (99 - 0)
Yea
1/22/04 HR 2673 Consolidated Appropriations Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (65 - 28)
Nay
10/28/03 PN 884 Michael Leavitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
None - Senate (88 - 8)
Yea
3/19/03 S Amdt 272 ANWR Oil Drilling Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 48)
Yea
5/08/02 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (64 - 35)
Yea
4/25/02 HR 4 Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) Act of 2001
Bill Passed - Senate (88 - 11)
Yea
2/13/02 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
Bill Passed - Senate (58 - 40)
Yea
10/17/01 HR 2217 Interior Department Appropriations for FY 2002
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (95 - 3)
Yea
4/15/97 S 104 Nuclear Waste Disposal bill
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 34)
Nay
4/15/97 S Amdt 31 Yucca Mountain Alternate Sites amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (59 - 39)
Nay
9/17/96 HR 3816 Appropriations bill FY97, Energy and Water Development
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 8)
Yea
8/02/96 S 1316 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (98 - 0)
Yea
6/30/94 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development
Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 8)
Yea
11/09/93 HR 2520 Interior Department Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (91 - 9)
Yea
9/22/93 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994
Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 9)
Yea
9/08/93 HR 2010 National Service Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (57 - 40)
Yea
8/03/93 HR 2010 National Service Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (58 - 41)
Yea
5/04/93 S 171 Department of the Environment Act
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 15)
Yea

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