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

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
2/12/08 S Amdt 3907 Striking Telecommunications Companies' Civil Immunity for Surveillance
Amendment Rejected - Senate (31 - 67)
Yea
2/12/08 S Amdt 3910 FISA as Exclusive Means for Conducting Electronic Surveillance
Amendment Rejected - Senate (57 - 41)
Yea
2/07/08 HR 5140 Economic Stimulus Plan
Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 16)
Yea
2/05/08 S Amdt 3907 Striking Telecommunications Companies' Civil Immunity for Surveillance
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
1/22/08 HR 4986 Defense Authorizations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 3)
Yea
12/18/07 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (76 - 17)
Did Not Vote
12/18/07 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (70 - 25)
Did Not Vote
12/18/07 S Amdt 3875 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (24 - 71)
Did Not Vote
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 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (86 - 8)
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
12/06/07 HR 3996 Temporary Tax Adjustments Act of 2007
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (46 - 48)
Did Not Vote
12/06/07 HR 3996 Temporary Tax Adjustments Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (88 - 5)
Did Not Vote
12/04/07 HR 3688 United States-Peru Trade Agreement
Bill Passed - Senate (77 - 18)
Did Not Vote
11/16/07 HR 4156 Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense and Timeline for Withdrawal from Iraq
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45)
Yea
11/16/07 S 2340 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (45 - 53)
Nay
11/08/07 HR 1495 Water Resources Development Act of 2007
Veto Override Passed - Senate (79 - 14)
Did Not Vote
11/08/07 PN 958 Michael B. Mukasey, Attorney General
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (53 - 40)
Did Not Vote
11/07/07 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 37)
Did Not Vote
11/01/07 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP)
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 30)
Yea
10/30/07 S 294 Amtrak Reauthorization
Bill Passed - Senate (70 - 22)
Did Not Vote
10/25/07 S Amdt 3453 Amtrak Federal Subsidy Limits
Amendment Rejected - Senate (28 - 66)
Nay
10/24/07 S 2205 DREAM Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 44)
Yea
10/23/07 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Bill Passed - Senate (75 - 19)
Did Not Vote
10/18/07 S Amdt 3330 Grants to Organizations Which Perform Abortions
Amendment Rejected - Senate (41 - 52)
Did Not Vote
10/16/07 HR 3093 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008
Bill Passed - Senate (75 - 19)
Yea
10/03/07 S Amdt 3117 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations
Amendment Adopted - Senate (95 - 1)
Yea
10/01/07 HR 1585 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 3)
Did Not Vote
9/27/07 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (67 - 29)
Did Not Vote
9/26/07 S Amdt 2997 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Federalism in Iraq
Amendment Adopted - Senate (75 - 23)
Yea
9/26/07 S Amdt 3017 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
Amendment Adopted - Senate (76 - 22)
Nay
9/21/07 S Amdt 2898 Iraq Troop Reduction Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 47)
Yea
9/21/07 S Amdt 2997 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Federalism in Iraq
None - Senate
Sponsor
9/20/07 S Amdt 2934 Expressing Support for General Petraeus and All Members of the Armed Forces
Amendment Adopted - Senate (72 - 25)
Did Not Vote
9/20/07 S Amdt 2947 Expressing Support for All Men and Women in the U.S. Armed Forces
Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 47)
Did Not Vote
9/19/07 S Amdt 2022 Habeas Corpus for Detainees of the United States
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 43)
Yea
9/19/07 S Amdt 2909 Time Between Troop Deployments
Amendment Rejected - Senate (56 - 44)
Yea
9/19/07 S Amdt 2909 Time Between Troop Deployments
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
9/18/07 S 1257 District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 42)
Yea
9/11/07 S Amdt 2797 Limiting Mexican Trucks to Commercial Zones Near the Border Between the U.S. and Mexico
Amendment Adopted - Senate (75 - 23)
Yea
9/10/07 S Amdt 2792 Bridge Repair Funding
Amendment Adopted - Senate (60 - 33)
Did Not Vote
9/07/07 HR 2669 Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (79 - 12)
Did Not Vote
9/06/07 S Amdt 2707 Prohibiting U.S. Assistance for Groups that Support Coercive Abortion
Amendment Adopted - Senate (48 - 45)
Did Not Vote
8/03/07 S 1927 Foreign Intelligence Acquisition
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 28)
Nay
8/02/07 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization
Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 31)
Yea
8/02/07 S 1 Lobbying and Donation Regulations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (83 - 14)
Yea
7/26/07 HR 1 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (85 - 8)
Yea
7/26/07 HR 2638 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations
Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 4)
Yea

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