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Joe Biden, Jr.'s Voting Records

Office: Vice President, Democratic President of the Senate
On The Ballot: Potential, Democratic for President

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 20, 1993 HR 20 Hatch Act Reform Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 31)
June 30, 1993 HR 1876 GATT Uruguay Round Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(76 - 16)
June 25, 1993 HR 2264 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 Bill Passed - Senate
(50 - 49)
May 13, 1993 S 714 Resolution Trust Corporation Completion Act Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 35)
May 11, 1993 HR 2 Motor Voter Registration Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(62 - 36)
May 4, 1993 S 171 Department of the Environment Act Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 15)
April 1, 1993 H Con Res 64 Fiscal 1994 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(55 - 45)
March 17, 1993 HR 2 Motor Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 37)
Feb. 18, 1993 S Amdt 39 Prohibiting Immigrants with AIDS from entering the United States Amendment Adopted - Senate
(76 - 23)
Feb. 4, 1993 HR 1 Family & Medical Leave Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(71 - 27)
Feb. 4, 1993 S Amdt 19 Homosexual Discrimination in the Military Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(62 - 37)
Jan. 21, 1993 S 21 California Desert Protection Act of 1994 Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 21, 1993 S 55 Striker Replacement Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 1, 1992 HR 5318 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China Veto Override Failed - Senate
(59 - 40)
April 2, 1992 S Amdt 1757 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Human Sexual Behavior Surveys Amendment Adopted - Senate
(51 - 46)
Jan. 23, 1992 S 250 Expanding Voter Registration Opportunities Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 20, 1991 S 429 Civil Actions Regarding Price-Fixing House Co-sponsor
Jan. 14, 1991 S 2 National Education Goals and Funding Reform Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 14, 1991 S 5 Family and Medical Leave Senate Co-sponsor

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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:

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  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.

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