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


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
7/20/93 HR 20 Hatch Act Reform Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 31)
6/30/93 HR 1876 GATT Uruguay Round Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (76 - 16)
6/25/93 HR 2264 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993
Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 49)
5/13/93 S 714 Resolution Trust Corporation Completion Act
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 35)
5/11/93 HR 2 Motor Voter Registration
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (62 - 36)
5/04/93 S 171 Department of the Environment Act
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 15)
4/01/93 H Con Res 64 Fiscal 1994 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (55 - 45)
3/17/93 HR 2 Motor Voter Registration
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 37)
2/18/93 S Amdt 39 Prohibiting Immigrants with AIDS from entering the United States
Amendment Adopted - Senate (76 - 23)
2/04/93 HR 1 Family & Medical Leave Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (71 - 27)
2/04/93 S Amdt 19 Homosexual Discrimination in the Military Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (62 - 37)
1/21/93 S 21 California Desert Protection Act of 1994
None - Senate
1/21/93 S 55 Striker Replacement
None - Senate
10/01/92 HR 5318 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China
Veto Override Failed - Senate (59 - 40)
4/02/92 S Amdt 1757 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Human Sexual Behavior Surveys
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 46)
1/23/92 S 250 Expanding Voter Registration Opportunities
None - Senate
2/20/91 S 429 Civil Actions Regarding Price-Fixing
None - House
1/14/91 S 2 National Education Goals and Funding Reform
None - Senate
1/14/91 S 5 Family and Medical Leave
None - Senate

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.