UPDATED Sep. 28, 2022, at 3:37 PM

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.

Cheri BustosD

Democratic representative for Illinois’s 17th district

Biden margin

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

Biden score

How often Bustos votes in line with Biden’s position

Biden plus-minus

Difference between Bustos’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 Bustos votes in line with Biden’s positionDifference between Bustos’s actual and predicted Biden support scores
-1.6%
100.0%
+51.8+51.8
+51.8

117th Congress (2021-22)

Democratic representative for Illinois’s 17th district

DateMeasureBiden positionBustos voteAgree with Biden?Predicted chance of voting with Biden Plus-minus
Sept. 22Providing money for law enforcement agencies to investigate unsolved homicides and nonfatal shootings (250-178)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
61.1%+38.9
Sept. 22Providing money for anti-violence programs (220-207)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
32.4%+67.6
Sept. 22Providing money for local governments to send mental health professionals, instead of law enforcement officers, to respond to emergencies involving people with behavioral health needs (223-206)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
35.0%+65.0
Sept. 22Authorizing grants for law enforcement agencies with fewer than 125 officers (360-64)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
84.9%+15.1
Sept. 21Revising the process of casting and counting electoral votes for presidential elections (229-203)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
46.1%+53.9
Sept. 21Allowing federal student loan borrowers to separate consolidated loans (232-193)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
52.6%+47.4
Sept. 15Establishing and expanding whistleblower protections for federal employees (221-203)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
34.0%+66.0
Sept. 15Establishing greater congressional oversight of the U.S. Census Bureau and prohibiting the removal of the bureau director without cause (220-208)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
31.6%+68.4
Sept. 15Prohibiting certain federal positions from losing civil-service status (225-204)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
42.7%+57.3
Aug. 12Allowing 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 (220-207)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
28.4%+71.6
July 29Revising restrictions on the possession and exhibition of big cats (278-134)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
74.2%+25.8
July 29Establishing wildfire preparedness and drought resiliency programs (218-199)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
28.9%+71.1
July 29Prohibiting the sale, manufacture, transfer and possession of certain semiautomatic assault weapons and large-capacity magazines (217-213)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
27.3%+72.7
July 28Supporting the domestic production of semiconductors (243-187)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
56.6%+43.4
July 27Extending certain Medicare telehealth flexibilities after the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (416-12)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.9%+2.1
July 27Establishing programs to support heart-disease research and awareness among the South Asian American population (237-192)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
53.2%+46.8
July 27Restoring full pension benefits terminated by Delphi Corporation's bankruptcy in 2009 (254-175)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
60.0%+40.0
July 21Protecting the right to access and use contraceptives (228-195)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
45.1%+54.9
July 20Authorizing appropriations to several federal departments and agencies for fiscal year 2023 (220-207)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
28.4%+71.6
July 19Repealing the Defense of Marriage Act and requiring states to recognize same-sex and interracial marriages performed out-of-state (267-157)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
69.7%+30.3
July 15Prohibiting restrictions on access to out-of-state abortion services (223-205)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
35.1%+64.9
July 15Prohibiting restrictions on access to abortion services (219-210)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
27.6%+72.4
July 14Authorizing Department of Defense appropriations for fiscal year 2023 (329-101)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
76.3%+23.7
July 13Establishing the Active Shooter Alert Communications Network (260-169)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
64.9%+35.1
June 24Expanding firearm regulations (234-193)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
50.3%+49.7
June 23Improving the collection of data related to sexual orientation and gender identity (220-201)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
34.6%+65.4
June 22Establishing and funding agency for innovations in health care (336-85)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
86.7%+13.3
June 22Reauthorizing mental health and substance use disorder programs (402-20)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.6%+3.4
June 16Developing strategies to lower food and fuel costs (221-204)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
40.8%+59.2
June 15Expanding access to credit, mortgage and banking services (215-207)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
25.6%+74.4
June 14Providing funding for the conservation of fish and wildlife (231-190)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
49.6%+50.4
June 9Allowing federal courts to temporarily prohibit individuals from purchasing and possessing firearms (224-202)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
39.0%+61.0
June 8Changing federal firearms laws, including prohibiting sales of certain weapons to people under 21 years old (223-204)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
38.0%+62.0
May 18Expanding the availability of information on domestic terrorism (222-203)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
33.9%+66.1
May 17Expanding employment and training programs (220-196)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
37.5%+62.5
May 13Reauthorizing block grants for antipoverty activities (246-169)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
60.2%+39.8
May 12Making Transportation Security Administration employees part of the standard federal personnel management system (220-201)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
34.6%+65.4
May 11Making it easier for federally employed firefighters to get workers' compensation (288-131)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
75.9%+24.1
March 31Capping out-of-pocket insulin costs (232-193)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Not Voting
support
Didn't Vote
48.8%
March 18Prohibiting discrimination based on a person's hair texture or style (235-189)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
51.8%+48.2
March 17Prohibiting certain forced arbitration clauses (222-209)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
37.7%+62.3
March 9The 2022 fiscal year appropriations bill (260-171)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
65.4%+34.6
March 3Expanding health care eligibility for veterans exposed to toxic substances (256-174)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
62.2%+37.8
Feb. 9Imposing visa restrictions on foreign people found responsible for human rights violations related to someone's sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics (227-206)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
40.3%+59.7
Feb. 8Improving the U.S. Postal Service's finances, services and transparency (342-92)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
85.1%+14.9
Feb. 7Ending forced arbitration for sexual assault and sexual harrassment cases (335-97)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
83.6%+16.4
Feb. 4Providing money for semiconductor manufacturing, supply chain improvements and scientific research (222-210)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
33.2%+66.8
Jan. 13Strengthening the Voting Rights Act, campaign finance regulations and election administration rules (220-203)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
28.6%+71.4
Jan. 12Expanding GI Bill eligibility for National Guard and Reserve members (287-135)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
72.4%+27.6
Dec. 15,
2021
Increasing the debt limit (221-209)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
33.5%+66.5
Dec. 14,
2021
Creating a State Department position to monitor and combat Islamophobia around the world (219-212)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
29.7%+70.3
Dec. 9,
2021
Limiting the power of the executive branch and increasing disclosure requirements for presidential and vice presidential candidates (220-208)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
33.0%+67.0
Dec. 2,
2021
Extending government funding (221-212)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
33.7%+66.3
Nov. 19,
2021
Providing money to expand social safety programs, fight climate change and lower health care costs (220-213)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
27.5%+72.5
Nov. 5,
2021
Providing money for transportation, utility and environmental infrastructure (228-206)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
42.5%+57.5
Nov. 4,
2021
Protecting older job applicants from discrimination in the hiring process (224-200)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
42.8%+57.2
Oct. 26,
2021
Reauthorizing and expanding funding for preventing domestic violence (228-200)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
46.4%+53.6
Oct. 22,
2021
Expanding workplace requirements for breastfeeding accommodations (276-149)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Not Voting
support
Didn't Vote
74.5%
Sept. 29,
2021
Suspending the debt limit through December 16, 2022 (219-212)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
31.2%+68.8
Sept. 24,
2021
Protecting the right to an abortion and health care providers’ ability to provide abortion services (218-211)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
28.9%+71.1
Sept. 21,
2021
Extending government funding and raising the debt ceiling (220-211)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
29.8%+70.2
Aug. 24,
2021
Strengthening the Voting Rights Act (219-212)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
29.8%+70.2
Aug. 24,
2021
$3.5 trillion budget plan (220-212)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
29.8%+70.2
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 (416-11)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.1%+1.9
July 28,
2021
Making appropriations for the State Department, foreign operations and related programs (217-212)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
35.1%+64.9
July 22,
2021
Increasing the number of and expediting the process for visas available to Afghans who worked on behalf of the U.S. government in Afghanistan (407-16)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.2%+2.8
July 21,
2021
Requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to implement regulations around certain chemicals (241-183)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
57.3%+42.7
July 20,
2021
Allowing the Federal Trade Commission to recover money for victims of illegal business practices (221-205)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
38.4%+61.6
July 1,
2021
Providing money for transportation and water infrastructure (221-201)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
34.5%+65.5
June 25,
2021
Repealing an Environmental Protection Agency rule that removed limits on methane leaks (229-191)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
49.4%+50.6
June 24,
2021
Providing contraceptives to veterans without co-pays (245-181)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
61.2%+38.8
June 24,
2021
Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (219-210)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
30.1%+69.9
June 24,
2021
Repealing a rule that allowed borrowers to get loans at interest rates above the limit set by their state (218-208)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
33.9%+66.1
June 23,
2021
Protecting older employees from workplace discrimination (247-178)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
63.5%+36.5
June 17,
2021
Repealing the 2002 authorization of military force against Iraq (268-161)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
65.0%+35.0
May 20,
2021
Providing money for Capitol security in response to the Jan. 6 attack (213-212)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
35.9%+64.1
May 19,
2021
Establishing a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol (252-175)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
63.2%+36.8
May 18,
2021
Taking steps to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic (364-62)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
91.8%+8.2
May 14,
2021
Protecting pregnant employees from workplace discrimination (315-101)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
84.5%+15.5
May 13,
2021
Providing consumers with debt-related protections (215-207)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
27.2%+72.8
April 22,
2021
Admitting Washington, D.C., as a state (216-208)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
30.1%+69.9
April 21,
2021
Requiring that people detained while trying to enter the country have access to legal counsel (217-207)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
30.1%+69.9
April 21,
2021
Limiting the president's authority over immigration restrictions (218-208)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
31.0%+69.0
April 16,
2021
Requiring health care and social service employers to have plans for preventing workplace violence (254-166)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
65.5%+34.5
April 15,
2021
Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (217-210)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
31.1%+68.9
March 18,
2021
Allowing farmworkers to get legal immigration status (247-174)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
61.1%+38.9
March 18,
2021
Creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children (228-197)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
45.9%+54.1
March 17,
2021
Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (244-172)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
62.7%+37.3
March 11,
2021
Increasing the waiting period for federal gun background checks (219-210)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
30.1%+69.9
March 11,
2021
Requiring background checks for all gun sales (227-203)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
42.0%+58.0
March 10,
2021
Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (220-211)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
27.5%+72.5
March 9,
2021
Expanding unionization and collective bargaining rights (225-206)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
37.3%+62.7
March 3,
2021
Expanding voting rights, changing campaign finance regulations and strengthening ethics rules (220-210)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
31.4%+68.6
March 3,
2021
Combating brutality and racial discrimination by police (220-212)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
32.7%+67.3
Feb. 26,
2021
Protecting wilderness areas in Colorado, California, Washington and Arizona from development (227-200)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
42.8%+57.2
Feb. 25,
2021
Prohibiting discrimination because of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation (224-206)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
35.3%+64.7
Jan. 21,
2021
Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (326-78)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
79.8%+20.2
Average100.0%48.2%+51.8

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