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
6/24/08 S 3186 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
2/05/08 S Amdt 3907 Striking Telecommunications Companies' Civil Immunity for Surveillance
None - Senate
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9/21/07 S Amdt 2997 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Federalism in Iraq
None - Senate
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9/19/07 S Amdt 2909 Time Between Troop Deployments
None - Senate
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7/11/07 S Amdt 2087 Iraq Troop Reduction
None - Senate
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6/14/07 S Amdt 1519 Preventing Petroleum Export Organizations (NOPEC Act of 2007)
None - Senate
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5/24/07 S J Res 14 Attorney General No Confidence Vote
None - Senate
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3/08/07 S J Res 9 United States Policy in Iraq Resolution of 2007
None - Senate
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1/16/07 S 294 Amtrak Reauthorization
None - Senate
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9/13/06 S Amdt 4999 Security of Cargo Containers Amendment
None - Senate
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7/12/06 S AMDT 4553 Rail and Transit Security Amendment
None - Senate
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6/19/06 S AMDT 4322 Minimum Wage Adjustment Amendment
None - Senate
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4/27/06 S AMDT 3688 Influenza Vaccine Injury Compensation Amendment
None - Senate
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11/10/05 S AMDT 2519 Reporting Matters in Iraq Amendment
None - Senate
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11/04/05 S AMDT 2430 National Commission on Detainees Amendment
None - Senate
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11/01/05 S AMDT 2351 Pay As You Go Amendment
None - Senate
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10/05/05 S AMDT 1937 Health Care for Veterans Amendment
None - Senate
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7/14/05 S AMDT 1222 Disclosure of Classified Information Amendment
None - Senate
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6/29/05 S J Res 20 EPA's Clean Air Mercury Rule
None - Senate
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3/16/05 S AMDT 220 Homeland Security Grant Program Amendment
None - Senate
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5/10/04 S Res 356 Resolution Condemning Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners
None - House
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3/27/01 S 625 Hate Crimes Bill
None - Senate
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3/19/01 S 565 Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001
None - Senate
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5/17/00 S Amdt 3154 Troop Withdrawal from Kosovo Amendment
None - Senate
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3/23/99 S Con Res 21 Kosovo Resolution
None - Senate
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1/20/99 S 254 Juvenile Crime bill
None - Senate
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5/13/98 S 2073 Juvenile Crime Control and Delinquency Prevention Act
None - Senate
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6/21/95 S Amdt 1446 Drinking and Driving Minors Amendment
None - Senate
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6/06/95 S Amdt 1215 Anti-terrorism Wiretaps Amendment
None - Senate
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3/28/95 S 641 Ryan White CARE Reauthorization Act of 1995
None - Senate
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1/04/95 S 21 Bosnia and Herzegovina Self-Defense Act of 1995
None - Senate
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1/21/93 S 21 California Desert Protection Act of 1994
None - Senate
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1/21/93 S 55 Striker Replacement
None - Senate
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1/23/92 S 250 Expanding Voter Registration Opportunities
None - Senate
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2/20/91 S 429 Civil Actions Regarding Price-Fixing
None - House
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1/14/91 S 2 National Education Goals and Funding Reform
None - Senate
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1/14/91 S 5 Family and Medical Leave
None - Senate
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About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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