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

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/07/98 S Amdt 3062 Space Station Termination Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (33 - 66)
Nay
6/25/98 S Amdt 2794 Overseas Military Hospital Abortions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 49)
Yea
6/25/98 S Amdt 2981 Military Closure Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (48 - 45)
Nay
6/25/98 S Amdt 3011 Separate Housing Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (39 - 53)
Nay
6/24/98 HR 2646 Education Savings Accounts bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (59 - 36)
Yea
6/24/98 S Amdt 2912 Bosnia and Herzegovina Withdrawal Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (65 - 31)
Yea
6/09/98 S Amdt 2451 Illegal Drug Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 46)
Nay
6/04/98 S Amdt 2438 Underage Tobacco Usage amendment
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (29 - 66)
Did Not Vote
5/22/98 HR 2400 Transportation Reauthorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 5)
Yea
5/22/98 HR 2709 Iran Missile Sanctions bill
Bill Passed - Senate (90 - 4)
Nay
5/18/98 S 1723 Non-Immigrant Specialty Workers bill
Bill Passed - Senate (78 - 20)
Nay
5/18/98 S Amdt 2417 U.S. Citizen Recruitment Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (59 - 39)
Nay
5/13/98 S 1260 Securities Litigation
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 21)
Nay
5/13/98 S 2073 Juvenile Crime Control and Delinquency Prevention Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
5/12/98 S 1150 Agricultural Research bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 8)
Yea
5/05/98 HR 1385 Training Programs bill
Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 7)
Yea
4/30/98 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 11)
Yea
4/28/98 HR 1757 State Department FY98-99 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
4/23/98 HR 2646 Education Savings Accounts bill
Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 43)
Nay
4/02/98 S Con Res 86 Budget Resolution FY99
Resolution Passed - Senate (57 - 41)
Nay
4/01/98 S Amdt 2169 Medicare Choices Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 47)
Nay
4/01/98 S Amdt 2175 School Modernization Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (54 - 46)
Nay
4/01/98 S Amdt 2209 Personal Retirement Accounts Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
3/31/98 S Amdt 2165 Deficit Neutral Reserve Fund Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 52)
Yea
3/31/98 S AMDT 2168 Tobacco Immunity Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (79 - 19)
Yea
3/13/98 S Con Res 78 Saddam Hussein War Crime Prosecution bill
Resolution Passed - Senate (93 - 0)
Yea
3/12/98 S Amdt 1676 Intermodal Transportation Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (96 - 4)
Yea
3/06/98 S Amdt 1708 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (58 - 37)
Yea
3/04/98 S Amdt 1682 Blood Alcohol Content Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 32)
Yea
2/26/98 S Amdt 1646 Campaign Finance Reform Amendment
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 48)
Yea
2/25/98 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill
Veto Override Passed - Senate (78 - 20)
Yea
2/11/98 S 1601 Human Cloning Research bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (42 - 54)
Nay
2/10/98 PN 623 David Satcher, Surgeon General of the Public Health Service
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (63 - 35)
Yea
11/08/97 HR 2264 Appropriations bill FY98, Labor, HHS, Education
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (91 - 4)
Yea
11/06/97 HR 1119 Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (90 - 10)
Yea
10/28/97 HR 2107 Interior Department FY98 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (84 - 14)
Yea
10/01/97 HR 2378 Appropriations bill FY98, Treasury, Postal Service
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (55 - 45)
Yea
9/25/97 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (93 - 5)
Did Not Vote
9/24/97 S 830 Prescription Drug bill
Bill Passed - Senate (98 - 2)
Yea
9/11/97 S Amdt 1122 Education Funding Amendment
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (49 - 51)
Yea
9/04/97 S Amdt 1077 Fetal Tissue Research Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (38 - 60)
Nay
7/31/97 HR 2014 Budget Reconciliation Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 8)
Yea
7/31/97 HR 2015 Budget Reconciliation bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (85 - 15)
Yea
7/22/97 S Amdt 936 Abortion Funding Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 45)
Yea
7/17/97 S Amdt 890 Most Favored Nation Repeal Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (22 - 77)
Nay
7/10/97 S Amdt 593 Abortions at Overseas Military Facilities
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Yea
7/09/97 S Amdt 771 Base Closure Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (66 - 33)
Nay
6/26/97 S Amdt 527 Family Tax Relief Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (38 - 61)
Yea
6/25/97 S 947 Budget Reconciliation bill
Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 27)
Yea
6/25/97 S Amdt 468 Private Contracts Amendment
Motion Agreed - Senate (64 - 35)
Yea

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