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

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

4 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/18/08 HR 6124 Second Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Veto Override Passed - Senate (80 - 14)
Yea
5/22/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Veto Override Passed - Senate (82 - 13)
Yea
5/15/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (81 - 15)
Yea
12/14/07 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 14)
Did Not Vote
12/13/07 S Amdt 3695 Limit on Farm Subsidies
Amendment Rejected - Senate (56 - 43)
Yea
12/13/07 S Amdt 3810 Income Limit for Subsidies to Farmers
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 47)
Did Not Vote
12/11/07 S Amdt 3711 Government Sponsored Farm Insurance Policies
Amendment Rejected - Senate (37 - 58)
Did Not Vote
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
5/02/06 S AMDT 3617 Sugarcane Growers Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 59)
Nay
3/16/06 S Con Res 83 2007 Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
11/03/05 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (81 - 18)
Yea
11/03/05 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
9/22/05 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2)
Yea
4/28/05 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
1/22/04 HR 2673 Consolidated Appropriations Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (65 - 28)
Nay
5/08/02 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (64 - 35)
Yea
2/13/02 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
Bill Passed - Senate (58 - 40)
Yea
11/15/01 HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 7)
Yea
10/13/99 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (74 - 26)
Nay
8/04/99 S Amdt 1499 Agricultural Aid Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (89 - 8)
Yea
3/25/99 S Amdt 178 Agricultural Appropriations Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (53 - 45)
Nay
10/06/98 HR 4101 Agriculture FY99 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (55 - 43)
Nay
7/23/98 S Amdt 3258 Temporary Farm Workers Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (68 - 31)
Yea
5/12/98 S 1150 Agricultural Research bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 8)
Yea
9/17/96 S Amdt 5353 Federal Land Grazing Fee Amendment
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (50 - 50)
Nay
3/28/96 HR 2854 Agricultural Market Transition Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (74 - 26)
Yea
3/21/96 S 1459 Public Rangelands Management Act of 1996
Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 47)
Nay
2/07/96 S 1541 Farm Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 32)
Yea
8/03/94 S Amdt 2446 Ethanol Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (51 - 50)
Nay
7/20/94 HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 8)
Yea
7/20/94 S Amdt 2320 Department of Agriculture Homosexual Policy Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (59 - 41)
Nay

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