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
3/19/01 S 565 Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/06/01 S J Res 6 Ergonomics Regulations Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (56 - 44)
Nay
2/01/01 PN 107 John Ashcroft, Attorney General
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (58 - 42)
Nay
1/30/01 PN 96 Gale Ann Norton, Secretary of the Interior
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (75 - 24)
Nay
10/25/00 HR 4811 Foreign Operations FY 2001 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (65 - 27)
Yea
10/03/00 S 2045 American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act, 2000
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 1)
Yea
9/19/00 HR 4444 U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000
Bill Passed - Senate (83 - 15)
Yea
9/13/00 S Amdt 4132 China Nonproliferation Act
Amendment Tabled - Senate (65 - 32)
Yea
7/21/00 HR 4810 Marriage Tax Relief Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (60 - 34)
Yea
7/14/00 HR 8 Estate Tax Elimination Act of 2000
Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 39)
Nay
7/13/00 S Amdt 3821 Estate Tax Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Yea
6/29/00 HR 4762 '527' Political Groups
Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 6)
Yea
6/29/00 S Amdt 3689 Social Security and Medicare Surplus Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 43)
Nay
6/29/00 S Amdt 3690 Off-budget Lockbox Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (60 - 37)
Yea
6/29/00 S Amdt 3694 Health Care Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 47)
Nay
6/28/00 S Amdt 3655 Funding for Special Education Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (51 - 47)
Yea
6/22/00 S Amdt 3598 Outpatient Prescription Drugs Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 53)
Yea
6/20/00 S Amdt 3252 Military Abortions Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (50 - 49)
Nay
6/20/00 S Amdt 3473 Hate Crimes Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (57 - 42)
Yea
5/18/00 S Amdt 3154 Troop Withdrawal from Kosovo Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 47)
Yea
5/17/00 S Amdt 3154 Troop Withdrawal from Kosovo Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
5/11/00 HR 434 Africa Free Trade bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (77 - 19)
Yea
4/13/00 H Con Res 290 Congressional Budget resolution FY 2001
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (50 - 48)
Nay
4/07/00 H Con Res 290 Congressional Budget resolution FY 2001
Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 45)
Nay
4/06/00 S Amdt 2955 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
3/29/00 S J Res 14 Flag Desecration amendment
Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (63 - 37)
Nay
3/02/00 S 1134 Education Savings Accounts
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 37)
Yea
2/10/00 S 1287 Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 34)
Nay
2/03/00 PN 729 Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Chairman
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (89 - 4)
Yea
2/02/00 HR 833 Bankruptcy Reform bill
Bill Passed - Senate (83 - 14)
Yea
2/02/00 S Amdt 2763 Violent Protesters Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (80 - 17)
Yea
11/19/99 HR 3194 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (74 - 24)
Yea
11/09/99 S Amdt 2547 Three Year Minimum Wage Increase Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 44)
Nay
11/09/99 S Amdt 2751 Two Year Minimum Wage Increase Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (50 - 48)
Nay
11/03/99 HR 434 Africa Free Trade bill
Bill Passed - Senate (76 - 19)
Yea
11/02/99 HR 3064 DC/Labor/HHS/Education FY 2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (49 - 48)
Nay
10/21/99 S 1692 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion
Bill Passed - Senate (63 - 34)
Yea
10/21/99 S Amdt 2321 Expressing Support for Roe v. Wade Decision
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 47)
Yea
10/15/99 HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (93 - 5)
Yea
10/13/99 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (74 - 26)
Nay
10/13/99 Treaty Doc. 105-28 Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty
Treaty Ratification Passed - Senate (48 - 51)
Yea
10/06/99 HR 2606 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
10/05/99 PN 49 Ronnie L. White, United States District Judge in Missouri
Nomination Rejected - Senate (45 - 54)
Yea
10/04/99 HR 2084 Transportation Department FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 3)
Yea
9/28/99 HR 2605 Energy FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 3)
Yea
9/23/99 HR 2466 Interior Department FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 10)
Nay
9/22/99 S 1059 FY 2000 Defense Authorization
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (93 - 5)
Yea
9/16/99 HR 2490 Appropriations bill FY2000, Treasury, Postal Service
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 38)
Did Not Vote
9/16/99 HR 2587 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 39)
Nay
9/14/99 S J Res 33 Puerto Rican Nationals resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (95 - 2)
Yea

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