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Joe Biden, Jr.'s Voting Records

Office: Vice President, Democratic President of the Senate

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 20, 2002 HR 2356 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 40)
April 2, 2001 S 27 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Bill Passed - Senate
(59 - 41)
March 26, 2001 S Amdt 145 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(51 - 46)
March 21, 2001 S Amdt 134 Campaign Reform Act - Union Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(69 - 31)
March 20, 2001 S Amdt 115 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(70 - 30)
June 29, 2000 HR 4762 '527' Political Groups Bill Passed - Senate
(92 - 6)
Feb. 26, 1998 S Amdt 1646 Campaign Finance Reform Amendment Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 48)
June 25, 1996 S 1219 Campaign Finance Reform bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(54 - 46)

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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