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Joe Biden, Jr.'s Voting Records

Office: Vice President, Democratic President of the Senate

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 26, 2007 S Amdt 2405 REAL ID Funding Amendment Tabled - Senate
(50 - 44)
Yea
July 26, 2007 S Amdt 2480 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations Amendment Adopted - Senate
(89 - 1)
Yea
July 20, 2007 HR 2669 Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants Bill Passed - Senate
(78 - 18)
Yea
July 19, 2007 S Amdt 2351 Sense of the Senate on Guantanamo Bay Detainees Amendment Adopted - Senate
(94 - 3)
Yea
July 18, 2007 S Amdt 2087 Iraq Troop Reduction Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 47)
Yea
July 11, 2007 S Amdt 2087 Iraq Troop Reduction Senate Co-sponsor
June 28, 2007 S 1639 Second Immigration Act of 2007 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(46 - 53)
Yea
June 26, 2007 HR 800 Union Organization Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 48)
Yea
June 21, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 27)
Yea
June 21, 2007 S Amdt 1704 Alternative Energy Subsidies Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(57 - 36)
Yea
June 19, 2007 S Amdt 1519 Preventing Petroleum Export Organizations (NOPEC Act of 2007) Amendment Adopted - Senate
(70 - 23)
Did Not Vote
June 14, 2007 S Amdt 1519 Preventing Petroleum Export Organizations (NOPEC Act of 2007) Senate Co-sponsor
June 14, 2007 S Amdt 1538 Clean Energy Achievement Criteria Amendment Tabled - Senate
(56 - 39)
Yea
June 14, 2007 S Amdt 1566 Offshore Drilling in Virginia Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 44)
Nay
June 11, 2007 S J Res 14 Attorney General No Confidence Vote Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 38)
Did Not Vote
June 7, 2007 S 1348 Immigration Act of 2007 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(34 - 61)
Yea
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1151 Declaring English the National Language Amendment Adopted - Senate
(64 - 33)
Nay
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1184 Denying Legal Status for Immigrants Convicted of Certain Crimes Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 51)
Nay
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1202 Point Based Immigration Expiration Date Amendment Rejected - Senate
(42 - 55)
Yea
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1250 Law Enforcement Review of Z Visa Applications Amendment Adopted - Senate
(57 - 39)
Nay
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1316 Five Year Expiration for Guest Worker Program Amendment Adopted - Senate
(49 - 48)
Yea
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1333 Barring Immigrants with Certain Criminal Histories Amendment Adopted - Senate
(66 - 32)
Yea
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1384 English as the Common Language Amendment Adopted - Senate
(58 - 39)
Yea
May 24, 2007 HR 2206 Emergency Departmental Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(80 - 14)
Yea
May 24, 2007 S J Res 14 Attorney General No Confidence Vote Senate Co-sponsor
May 23, 2007 S Amdt 1169 Guest Worker Number Reduction Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(74 - 24)
Yea
May 17, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(52 - 40)
Yea
May 7, 2007 S Amdt 1010 FDA Drug Import Certification Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(49 - 40)
Did Not Vote
April 26, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(51 - 46)
Yea
April 11, 2007 S 30 Stem Cell Research Hope Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(70 - 28)
Yea
April 11, 2007 S 5 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(63 - 34)
Yea
March 29, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Bill Passed - Senate
(51 - 47)
Yea
March 27, 2007 S Amdt 643 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 50)
Nay
March 23, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(52 - 47)
Yea
March 20, 2007 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 2)
Did Not Vote
March 15, 2007 S J Res 9 United States Policy in Iraq Resolution of 2007 Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(48 - 50)
Yea
March 13, 2007 S 4 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 38)
Yea
March 8, 2007 S J Res 9 United States Policy in Iraq Resolution of 2007 Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 16, 2007 S 294 Amtrak Reauthorization Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 7, 2006 PN 1396 Andrew von Eschenbach, Commissioner of Food and Drugs Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(80 - 11)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 6, 2006 PN 2191 Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(95 - 2)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 29, 2006 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(80 - 19)
Yea
Sept. 28, 2006 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 34)
Nay
Sept. 28, 2006 S Amdt 5087 Habeas Review Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Yea
Sept. 28, 2006 S Amdt 5095 Oversight of CIA Interrogation and Detention Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Yea
Sept. 28, 2006 S Amdt 5104 Military Commissions Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 52)
Yea
Sept. 19, 2006 HR 5684 U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 32)
Nay
Sept. 13, 2006 S Amdt 4936 National Security Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(41 - 57)
Yea
Sept. 13, 2006 S Amdt 4999 Security of Cargo Containers Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 55)
Yea
Sept. 13, 2006 S Amdt 4999 Security of Cargo Containers Amendment Senate Co-sponsor

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  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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