UPDATED Mar. 9, 2022, at 9:10 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.

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%
+53.2+53.2
+53.2

117th Congress (2021-22)

Democratic representative for Illinois’s 17th district

DateMeasureBiden positionBustos voteAgree with Biden?Predicted chance of voting with Biden Plus-minus
March 3Expanding health care eligibility for veterans exposed to toxins (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, 2021Increasing the debt limit (221-209)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
33.5%+66.5
Dec. 14, 2021Creating 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, 2021Limiting 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, 2021Extending government funding (221-212)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
33.7%+66.3
Nov. 19, 2021Providing 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, 2021Providing money for transportation, utility and environmental infrastructure (228-206)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
42.5%+57.5
Nov. 4, 2021Protecting older job applicants from discrimination in the hiring process (224-200)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
42.8%+57.2
Oct. 26, 2021Reauthorizing and expanding funding for preventing domestic violence (228-200)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
46.4%+53.6
Oct. 22, 2021Expanding workplace requirements for breastfeeding accommodations (276-149)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Not Voting
support
Didn't Vote
74.5%
Sept. 29, 2021Suspending the debt limit through December 16, 2022 (219-212)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
31.2%+68.8
Sept. 24, 2021Protecting 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, 2021Extending government funding and raising the debt ceiling (220-211)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
29.8%+70.2
Aug. 24, 2021Strengthening 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, 2021Providing 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, 2021Making 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, 2021Increasing 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, 2021Requiring 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, 2021Allowing 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, 2021Providing money for transportation and water infrastructure (221-201)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
34.5%+65.5
June 25, 2021Repealing 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, 2021Providing contraceptives to veterans without co-pays (245-181)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
61.2%+38.8
June 24, 2021Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (219-210)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
30.1%+69.9
June 24, 2021Repealing 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, 2021Protecting older employees from workplace discrimination (247-178)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
63.5%+36.5
June 17, 2021Repealing the 2002 authorization of military force against Iraq (268-161)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
65.0%+35.0
May 20, 2021Providing 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, 2021Establishing 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, 2021Taking 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, 2021Protecting pregnant employees from workplace discrimination (315-101)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
84.5%+15.5
May 13, 2021Providing consumers with debt-related protections (215-207)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
27.2%+72.8
April 22, 2021Admitting Washington, D.C., as a state (216-208)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
30.1%+69.9
April 21, 2021Requiring 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, 2021Limiting the president's authority over immigration restrictions (218-208)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
31.0%+69.0
April 16, 2021Requiring 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, 2021Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (217-210)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
31.1%+68.9
March 18, 2021Allowing farmworkers to get legal immigration status (247-174)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
61.1%+38.9
March 18, 2021Creating 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, 2021Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (244-172)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
62.7%+37.3
March 11, 2021Increasing the waiting period for federal gun background checks (219-210)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
30.1%+69.9
March 11, 2021Requiring background checks for all gun sales (227-203)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
42.0%+58.0
March 10, 2021Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (220-211)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
27.5%+72.5
March 9, 2021Expanding unionization and collective bargaining rights (225-206)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
37.3%+62.7
March 3, 2021Expanding 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, 2021Combating brutality and racial discrimination by police (220-212)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
32.7%+67.3
Feb. 26, 2021Protecting 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, 2021Prohibiting discrimination because of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation (224-206)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
35.3%+64.7
Jan. 21, 2021Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (326-78)
Cheri Bustos's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
79.8%+20.2
Average100.0%46.8%+53.2

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