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
3/28/96 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 44)
Nay
3/28/96 HR 2854 Agricultural Market Transition Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (74 - 26)
Yea
3/27/96 S 4 Line-Item Veto bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (69 - 31)
Yea
3/21/96 HR 956 Product Liability bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (59 - 40)
Nay
3/21/96 S 1459 Public Rangelands Management Act of 1996
Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 47)
Nay
3/19/96 HR 3019 Appropriations bill FY96, Omnibus
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 21)
Nay
3/19/96 S Amdt 3513 Medical Professionals Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (63 - 37)
Yea
3/05/96 HR 927 Cuba Sanctions Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (74 - 22)
Yea
2/07/96 S 1541 Farm Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 32)
Yea
2/01/96 S 652 Telecommunications Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (91 - 5)
Yea
1/26/96 S 1124 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (56 - 34)
Nay
1/26/96 Treaty Doc. 103-1 The START II Treaty
Treaty Ratification Passed - Senate (87 - 4)
Yea
12/22/95 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill
Veto Override Passed - Senate (68 - 30)
Nay
12/22/95 HR 4 Welfare Reform Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
12/19/95 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 43)
Nay
12/14/95 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations
Bill Passed - Senate (82 - 16)
Nay
12/14/95 HR 1977 Interior Department FY96 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (58 - 40)
Nay
12/14/95 HR 2099 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY '96 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 44)
Nay
12/13/95 S J Res 44 Deployment of US Armed Forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (69 - 30)
Yea
12/12/95 S J Res 31 Flag Desecration
Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (63 - 36)
Nay
12/07/95 HR 1833 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban Act of 1995
Bill Passed - Senate (54 - 44)
Yea
12/07/95 HR 2076 Appropriations bill FY96, Commerce, Justice, State
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (50 - 48)
Nay
12/06/95 HR 660 Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995
Bill Passed - Senate (94 - 3)
Nay
12/05/95 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (65 - 30)
Nay
11/17/95 S 440 National Highway System Designation Act of 1995
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (80 - 16)
Nay
11/16/95 H J Res 122 Continuing Appropriation Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 37)
Nay
11/16/95 HR 2126 Appropriations bill FY96, Defense
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (59 - 39)
Nay
11/15/95 HR 2020 Appropriations bill FY96, Treasury, Postal Service
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (63 - 35)
Nay
11/01/95 HR 1868 Appropriations bill, FY96, Foreign Relations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (90 - 6)
Yea
10/28/95 HR 2491 Budget Reconciliation Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
10/19/95 HR 927 Cuba Sanctions Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 24)
Did Not Vote
9/22/95 HR 1817 Military Construction FY96 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (86 - 14)
Yea
9/19/95 HR 4 Welfare Reform Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (87 - 12)
Yea
9/14/95 S Amdt 2478 Naturalized Citizen Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (37 - 61)
Yea
9/06/95 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 34)
Nay
8/10/95 S Amdt 2401 Space-Based Laser Program Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (57 - 41)
Yea
7/27/95 S 641 Ryan White CARE Reauthorization Act of 1995
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 3)
Yea
7/26/95 S 21 Bosnia and Herzegovina Self-Defense Act of 1995
Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 29)
Yea
7/21/95 HR 1817 Military Construction FY96 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 10)
Yea
7/21/95 HR 1944 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions
Bill Passed - Senate (90 - 7)
Yea
7/11/95 S Amdt 1497 Small Business Impact Analysis
Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 45)
Yea
7/10/95 S Amdt 1491 Small Business Impact Analyses
Amendment Adopted - Senate (60 - 36)
Nay
6/29/95 H Con Res 67 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 46)
Nay
6/28/95 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill
Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 30)
Nay
6/22/95 PN 245 Henry W. Foster Jr., Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 43)
Yea
6/21/95 S Amdt 1446 Drinking and Driving Minors Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (64 - 36)
Yea
6/21/95 S Amdt 1446 Drinking and Driving Minors Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
6/20/95 S Amdt 1427 Commercial Vehicle Speed Limit Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
6/20/95 S Amdt 1437 Motorcycle Helmet Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 53)
Nay
6/15/95 S 652 Telecommunications Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 18)
Yea

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