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Joe Biden, Jr.'s Selected Sponsorships

Office: Vice President, Democratic President of the Senate

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 24, 2008 S 3186 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2008 S Amdt 3907 Striking Telecommunications Companies' Civil Immunity for Surveillance Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 21, 2007 S Amdt 2997 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Federalism in Iraq Senate Sponsor
Sept. 19, 2007 S Amdt 2909 Time Between Troop Deployments Senate Co-sponsor
July 11, 2007 S Amdt 2087 Iraq Troop Reduction Senate Co-sponsor
June 14, 2007 S Amdt 1519 Preventing Petroleum Export Organizations (NOPEC Act of 2007) Senate Co-sponsor
May 24, 2007 S J Res 14 Attorney General No Confidence Vote Senate Co-sponsor
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
Sept. 13, 2006 S Amdt 4999 Security of Cargo Containers Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
July 12, 2006 S AMDT 4553 Rail and Transit Security Amendment Senate Sponsor
June 19, 2006 S AMDT 4322 Minimum Wage Adjustment Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
April 27, 2006 S AMDT 3688 Influenza Vaccine Injury Compensation Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 10, 2005 S AMDT 2519 Reporting Matters in Iraq Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 4, 2005 S AMDT 2430 National Commission on Detainees Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 1, 2005 S AMDT 2351 Pay As You Go Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 5, 2005 S AMDT 1937 Health Care for Veterans Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
July 14, 2005 S AMDT 1222 Disclosure of Classified Information Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
June 29, 2005 S J Res 20 EPA's Clean Air Mercury Rule Senate Co-sponsor
March 16, 2005 S AMDT 220 Homeland Security Grant Program Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
May 10, 2004 S Res 356 Resolution Condemning Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners House Co-sponsor
March 27, 2001 S 625 Hate Crimes Bill Senate Co-sponsor
March 19, 2001 S 565 Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001 Senate Co-sponsor
May 17, 2000 S Amdt 3154 Troop Withdrawal from Kosovo Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
March 23, 1999 S Con Res 21 Kosovo Resolution Senate Sponsor
Jan. 20, 1999 S 254 Juvenile Crime bill Senate Co-sponsor
May 13, 1998 S 2073 Juvenile Crime Control and Delinquency Prevention Act Senate Co-sponsor
June 21, 1995 S Amdt 1446 Drinking and Driving Minors Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
June 6, 1995 S Amdt 1215 Anti-terrorism Wiretaps Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
March 28, 1995 S 641 Ryan White CARE Reauthorization Act of 1995 Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 1995 S 21 Bosnia and Herzegovina Self-Defense Act of 1995 Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 21, 1993 S 21 California Desert Protection Act of 1994 Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 21, 1993 S 55 Striker Replacement Senate Co-sponsor
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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