UPDATED Dec. 5, 2022, at 11:16 AM

Does Your Member Of Congress Vote With Or Against Biden?

An updating tally of how often every member of the House and the Senate votes with or against the president.

Ben SasseR

Republican senator for Nebraska

Biden margin

Biden’s share of the vote in the 2020 election minus Trump’s

Biden score

How often Sasse votes in line with Biden’s position

Biden plus-minus

Difference between Sasse’s actual and predicted Biden support scores

Biden marginBiden scoreBiden plus-minus
Biden’s share of the vote in the 2020 election minus Trump’sHow often Sasse votes in line with Biden’s positionDifference between Sasse’s actual and predicted Biden support scores
-19.1%
31.6%
-12.3-12.3
-12.3

117th Congress (2021-22)

Republican senator for Nebraska

DateMeasureBiden positionSasse voteAgree with Biden?Predicted chance of voting with Biden Plus-minus
Dec. 1Requiring certain railroad and labor organizations to accept a labor agreement (80-15)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
87.0%+13.0
Nov. 29Repealing the Defense of Marriage Act and requiring states to recognize same-sex and interracial marriages performed out-of-state; includes an amendment allowing religious organizations to deny services or accomodations for same-sex weddings (61-36)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Not Voting
support
Didn't Vote
34.9%
Nov. 15Terminating the national COVID-19 emergency declared on March 13, 2020 (61-37)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Not Voting
oppose
Didn't Vote
0.7%
Sept. 29Extending government funding and providing money for economic and security assistance to Ukraine (72-25)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
54.7%-54.7
Aug. 7Allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices; extending Affordable Care Act subsidies; expanding tax credits for renewable and clean energy efforts; establishing a 15 percent corporate minimum tax; and other measures (50-50)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
8.8%-8.8
Aug. 4Providing congressional disapproval of a rule that restored environmental regulations (50-47)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
1.3%+98.7
July 27Supporting the domestic production of semiconductors (64-33)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
40.9%+59.1
June 23Expanding firearm regulations (65-33)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
36.5%-36.5
June 16Expanding health care eligibility for veterans exposed to toxic substances (84-14)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
76.7%+23.3
May 26Providing congressional disapproval of a policy concerning federal asylum procedures (46-48)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
5.8%+94.2
May 3Providing for congressional disapproval of vaccine and mask requirements in Head Start programs (55-41)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.0%+100.0
April 7Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (53-47)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
12.6%-12.6
March 15Providing congressional disapproval of the CDC's requirement of masks on planes, trains and buses (57-40)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
1.8%+98.2
March 15Nomination of Shalanda D. Young to be director of the Office of Management and Budget (61-36)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
36.7%-36.7
March 10The 2022 fiscal year appropriations bill (68-31)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
47.2%-47.2
March 8Improving the U.S. Postal Service's finances, services and transparency (79-19)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
69.4%-69.4
March 3Providing for congressional disapproval of the national COVID-19 emergency declaration (48-47)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
9.0%+91.0
March 2Providing for congressional disapproval of vaccine mandates for health care workers (49-44)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
8.6%+91.4
Jan. 19Keeping Senate filibuster rules in place to block voting-rights legislation (52-48)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
1.0%+99.0
Jan. 13Imposing additional sanctions over a Russian gas pipeline (55-44)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
9.2%+90.8
Dec. 14,
2021
Increasing the debt limit (50-49)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
8.8%-8.8
Dec. 8,
2021
Providing for congressional disapproval of COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandates for large businesses (52-48)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.1%+99.9
Dec. 7,
2021
Providing for congressional disapproval of the sale of certain weapons to Saudi Arabia (30-67)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
oppose
No
90.0%-90.0
Dec. 2,
2021
Extending government funding (69-28)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
47.2%-47.2
Aug. 11,
2021
$3.5 trillion budget plan (50-49)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
8.9%-8.9
Aug. 10,
2021
Providing money for transportation, utility and environmental infrastructure (69-30)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
49.1%-49.1
July 29,
2021
Providing emergency funding for Capitol security in response to the Jan. 6 attack and for the expansion of the Afghan visa program (98-0)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
100.0%0.0
June 22,
2021
Expanding voting rights and strengthening campaign finance regulations and ethics rules (50-50)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
8.8%-8.8
June 8,
2021
Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (49-50)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
8.8%-8.8
June 8,
2021
Investing in science and technology manufacturing and research (68-32)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
48.0%+52.0
May 28,
2021
Establishing a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol (54-35)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
22.2%+77.8
May 19,
2021
Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (50-48)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
9.6%-9.6
May 11,
2021
Repealing a rule that allowed borrowers to get loans at interest rates above the limit set by their state (52-47)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
16.9%-16.9
April 29,
2021
Providing money for safe drinking water and other water infrastructure (89-2)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.8%+3.2
April 28,
2021
Repealing an Environmental Protection Agency rule that removed limits on methane leaks (52-42)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
12.2%-12.2
April 22,
2021
Taking steps to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic (94-1)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.4%+1.6
March 22,
2021
Nomination of Martin Joseph Walsh to be secretary of labor (68-29)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
47.8%-47.8
March 18,
2021
Nomination of Xavier Becerra to be secretary of health and human services (50-49)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
8.6%-8.6
March 17,
2021
Nomination of Katherine C. Tai to be United States trade representative (98-0)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
100.0%0.0
March 16,
2021
Nomination of Isabella Casillas Guzman to be administrator of the Small Business Administration (81-17)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
71.8%-71.8
March 15,
2021
Nomination of Debra Anne Haaland to be secretary of the interior (51-40)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
14.7%-14.7
March 10,
2021
Nomination of Michael Stanley Regan to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (66-34)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
38.0%-38.0
March 10,
2021
Nomination of Merrick Brian Garland to be attorney general (70-30)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
48.2%-48.2
March 10,
2021
Nomination of Marcia Louise Fudge to be secretary of housing and urban development (66-34)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
42.8%-42.8
March 6,
2021
Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (50-49)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
9.2%-9.2
March 2,
2021
Nomination of Cecilia Elena Rouse to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (95-4)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
93.8%+6.2
March 2,
2021
Nomination of Gina Marie Raimondo to be secretary of commerce (84-15)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
74.9%-74.9
March 1,
2021
Nomination of Miguel A. Cardona to be secretary of education (64-33)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
36.0%-36.0
Feb. 25,
2021
Nomination of Jennifer Mulhern Granholm to be secretary of energy (64-35)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
40.2%-40.2
Feb. 23,
2021
Nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (78-21)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
66.4%-66.4
Feb. 23,
2021
Nomination of Thomas J. Vilsack to be secretary of agriculture (92-7)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
92.5%+7.5
Feb. 8,
2021
Nomination of Denis Richard McDonough to be secretary of veterans affairs (87-7)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
88.5%+11.5
Feb. 2,
2021
Nomination of Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas to be secretary of homeland security (56-43)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
21.9%-21.9
Feb. 2,
2021
Nomination of Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg to be secretary of transportation (86-13)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
79.9%+20.1
Jan. 26,
2021
Nomination of Antony John Blinken to be secretary of state (78-22)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
62.5%+37.5
Jan. 25,
2021
Nomination of Janet Louise Yellen to be secretary of the treasury (84-15)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
75.4%+24.6
Jan. 22,
2021
Nomination of Lloyd James Austin to be secretary of defense (93-2)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.8%+3.2
Jan. 21,
2021
Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (69-27)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
No
support
No
74.0%-74.0
Jan. 20,
2021
Nomination of Avril Danica Haines to be director of national intelligence (84-10)
Ben Sasse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
83.6%+16.4
Average31.6%43.9%-12.3

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