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
5/23/03 HR 2 Jobs and Economic Growth bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 50)
Nay
5/22/03 S 1050 Fiscal 2004 Defense Authorization-Passage
Bill Passed - Senate (98 - 1)
Yea
4/11/03 H Con Res 95 Congressional Budget for fiscal year 2004
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 50)
Nay
3/26/03 S Con Res 23 Budget Resolution FY2004
Resolution Passed - Senate (56 - 44)
Nay
3/19/03 S Amdt 272 ANWR Oil Drilling Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 48)
Yea
2/13/03 H J Res 2 Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (76 - 20)
Yea
11/19/02 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security
Bill Passed - Senate (90 - 9)
Yea
10/16/02 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 2)
Yea
10/16/02 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (93 - 1)
Yea
10/11/02 H J Res 114 Use of Military Force Against Iraq
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (77 - 23)
Yea
8/01/02 HR 3009 Andean Trade Preference Act Extension
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (64 - 34)
Nay
8/01/02 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003
Bill Passed - Senate (95 - 3)
Yea
7/31/02 S 812 Greater Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals Act
Bill Passed - Senate (78 - 21)
Yea
7/25/02 HR 5121 Legislative Branch Appropriation, FY2003
Bill Passed - Senate (85 - 14)
Yea
7/24/02 HR 4775 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 7)
Yea
7/18/02 HR 5011 Military Construction Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 3)
Yea
7/15/02 S 2673 Accounting Industry Reform bill
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 0)
Yea
6/21/02 S Amdt 3927 Military Abortion Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 40)
Yea
6/18/02 S 2600 Terrorism Insurance Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 14)
Yea
6/11/02 S 625 Hate Crimes Bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 43)
Yea
5/08/02 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (64 - 35)
Yea
4/25/02 HR 4 Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) Act of 2001
Bill Passed - Senate (88 - 11)
Yea
4/11/02 S 565 Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001
Bill Passed - Senate (99 - 1)
Yea
3/20/02 HR 2356 Campaign Reform Act of 2001
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 40)
Yea
2/27/02 S Amdt 2937 Allowing Signatures for Voter Registration by Mail
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (46 - 51)
Nay
2/13/02 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
Bill Passed - Senate (58 - 40)
Yea
12/18/01 HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (87 - 10)
Yea
12/13/01 S 1438 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 2)
Yea
12/07/01 HR 2944 District of Columbia FY2002 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (79 - 20)
Yea
12/07/01 S Amdt 2336 International Courts Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (78 - 21)
Nay
12/04/01 HR 2299 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2002
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (97 - 2)
Yea
11/15/01 HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 7)
Yea
11/15/01 HR 2500 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations, FY 2002
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (98 - 1)
Yea
11/08/01 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (87 - 7)
Yea
11/06/01 HR 3061 Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act, 2002
Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 10)
Yea
11/01/01 HR 2311 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2002
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 2)
Yea
11/01/01 HR 2590 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act 2002
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (83 - 15)
Yea
10/25/01 HR 3162 USA Patriot Act of 2001
Bill Passed - Senate (98 - 1)
Yea
10/17/01 HR 2217 Interior Department Appropriations for FY 2002
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (95 - 3)
Yea
9/21/01 S 1450 Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 1)
Yea
9/14/01 S J Res 23 Military Force Authorization
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (98 - 0)
Yea
6/29/01 S 1052 Patients' Bill of Rights
Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 36)
Yea
5/26/01 HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (58 - 33)
Nay
5/23/01 HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 38)
Nay
5/10/01 H Con Res 83 Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (53 - 47)
Nay
4/02/01 S 27 Campaign Reform Act of 2001
Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 41)
Yea
3/27/01 S 625 Hate Crimes Bill
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/26/01 S Amdt 145 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 46)
Yea
3/21/01 S Amdt 134 Campaign Reform Act - Union Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (69 - 31)
Yea
3/20/01 S Amdt 115 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (70 - 30)
Nay

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