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
3/17/05 S Amdt 210 Tax Subsidy for Domestic Companies Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 59)
Yea
3/17/05 S AMDT 211 Native American Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
Yea
3/17/05 S Amdt 214 Prescription Drugs Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 50)
Yea
3/17/05 S AMDT 220 Homeland Security Grant Program Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (63 - 37)
Yea
3/17/05 S AMDT 229 Medicaid Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 51)
Nay
3/17/05 S Amdt 244 Unintended Pregnancy Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 53)
Yea
3/17/05 S Con Res 18 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
3/16/05 S AMDT 168 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 51)
Yea
3/16/05 S AMDT 220 Homeland Security Grant Program Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/10/05 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 25)
Yea
3/08/05 S AMDT 47 Violent Protestor Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Yea
3/07/05 S AMDT 128 Minimum Wage Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (38 - 61)
Nay
3/07/05 S AMDT 44 Minimum Wage Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 49)
Yea
2/10/05 S 5 Class Action Fairness Act of 2005
Bill Passed - Senate (72 - 26)
Nay
2/03/05 PN 12 Alberto R. Gonzales, Attorney General
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (60 - 36)
Nay
1/26/05 PN 8 Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (85 - 13)
Yea
10/11/04 HR 4520 JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Strength)
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (69 - 17)
Nay
10/06/04 S 2845 National Intelligence Reform Act of 2004
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 2)
Yea
9/23/04 HR 1308 Child Tax Credit Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 3)
Yea
9/21/04 HR 4755 Legislative Branch FY2005 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (94 - 2)
Yea
7/22/04 HR 4613 Defense Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 0)
Yea
7/14/04 S J Res 40 Federal Marriage Amendment
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (48 - 50)
Nay
6/23/04 S 2400 Military Construction FY2005 Authorization Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 0)
Yea
5/21/04 S Res 356 Resolution Condemning Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners
Resolution Passed - Senate (92 - 0)
Yea
5/13/04 HR 1350 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
Bill Passed - Senate (95 - 3)
Yea
5/11/04 S 1637 Jumpstart Our Business Strength (JOBS) Act
Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 5)
Yea
5/11/04 S Amdt 3114 Unemployment Benefits Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (59 - 40)
Yea
5/10/04 S Res 356 Resolution Condemning Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners
None - House
Co-sponsor
4/29/04 S 150 Internet Access Tax Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (93 - 3)
Yea
4/22/04 S 2329 Victims' Rights Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 1)
Yea
4/08/04 HR 3108 Pension Funding Equity Act of 2004
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (78 - 19)
Yea
3/25/04 HR 1997 Unborn Victims of Violence Act 2004
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 38)
Nay
3/12/04 S Con Res 95 Budget Appropriations- FY 2005 Resolution
Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 45)
Nay
3/02/04 S 1805 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill
Bill Failed - Senate (8 - 90)
Nay
2/12/04 S 1072 Highway Trust Fund Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (76 - 21)
Yea
1/22/04 HR 2673 Consolidated Appropriations Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (65 - 28)
Nay
11/25/03 HR 1 Medicare Prescription Drug bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 44)
Nay
11/12/03 HR 1588 Defense Department FY2004 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (95 - 3)
Yea
10/28/03 PN 884 Michael Leavitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
None - Senate (88 - 8)
Yea
10/23/03 S Amdt 1904 Congressional Pay Raise Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (60 - 34)
Yea
10/21/03 S 3 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (64 - 34)
Yea
10/17/03 S 1689 Emergency Appropriations for Iraq and Afghanistan
Bill Passed - Senate (87 - 12)
Yea
9/16/03 S J Res 17 FCC Media Ownership bill
Bill Passed - Senate (55 - 40)
Yea
7/31/03 HR 2738 U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 32)
Nay
7/31/03 HR 2739 U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 32)
Nay
7/31/03 HR 6 Energy Omnibus bill
Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 14)
Yea
7/11/03 HR 2657 Emergency Supplemental Appropriation, FY 2003 bill
Bill Passed - Senate (85 - 7)
Yea
6/27/03 S 1 Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit bill
Bill Passed - Senate (76 - 21)
Yea
6/10/03 S Amdt 865 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (67 - 32)
Yea
6/10/03 S Amdt 871 Reduction of Foreign Oil Dependence Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (99 - 1)
Yea

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