UPDATED Oct. 22, 2021, at 12:09 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.

Filemon VelaD

Democratic representative for Texas’s 34th district

Biden margin

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

Biden score

How often Vela votes in line with Biden’s position

Biden plus-minus

Difference between Vela’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 Vela votes in line with Biden’s positionDifference between Vela’s actual and predicted Biden support scores
+4.0%
100.0%
+27.6+27.6
+27.6

117th Congress (2021-22)

Democratic representative for Texas’s 34th district

DateMeasureBiden positionVela voteAgree with Biden?Predicted chance of voting with Biden Plus-minus
Oct. 22Expanding workplace requirements for breastfeeding accommodations (276-149)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
84.8%+15.2
Sept. 29Suspending the debt limit through December 16, 2022 (219-212)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
64.0%+36.0
Sept. 24Protecting the right to an abortion and health care providers’ ability to provide abortion services (218-211)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
65.4%+34.6
Sept. 21Extending government funding and raising the debt ceiling (220-211)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
66.8%+33.2
Aug. 24Strengthening the Voting Rights Act (219-212)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
66.8%+33.2
Aug. 24$3.5 trillion budget plan (220-212)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
66.8%+33.2
July 29Providing emergency funding for Capitol security in response to the Jan. 6 attack and for the expansion of the Afghan visa program (416-11)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.9%+2.1
July 28Making appropriations for the State Department, foreign operations and related programs (217-212)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
50.9%+49.1
July 22Increasing 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)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.7%+2.3
July 21Requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to implement regulations around certain chemicals (241-183)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
74.8%+25.2
July 20Allowing the Federal Trade Commission to recover money for victims of illegal business practices (221-205)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
65.2%+34.8
July 1Providing money for transportation and water infrastructure (221-201)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
69.4%+30.6
June 25Repealing an Environmental Protection Agency rule that removed limits on methane leaks (229-191)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
74.9%+25.1
June 24Providing contraceptives to veterans without co-pays (245-181)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
80.0%+20.0
June 24Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (219-210)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
67.0%+33.0
June 24Repealing a rule that allowed borrowers to get loans at interest rates above the limit set by their state (218-208)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
67.0%+33.0
June 23Protecting older employees from workplace discrimination (247-178)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
82.5%+17.5
June 17Repealing the 2002 authorization of military force against Iraq (268-161)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
74.0%+26.0
May 20Providing money for Capitol security in response to the Jan. 6 attack (213-212)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
50.3%+49.7
May 19Establishing a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol (252-175)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
77.0%+23.0
May 18Taking steps to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic (364-62)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
94.4%+5.6
May 14Protecting pregnant employees from workplace discrimination (315-101)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
89.9%+10.1
May 13Providing consumers with debt-related protections (215-207)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
63.9%+36.1
April 22Admitting Washington, D.C., as a state (216-208)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
67.0%+33.0
April 21Requiring that people detained while trying to enter the country have access to legal counsel (217-207)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
67.0%+33.0
April 21Limiting the president's authority over immigration restrictions (218-208)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
68.8%+31.2
April 16Requiring health care and social service employers to have plans for preventing workplace violence (254-166)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
78.0%+22.0
April 15Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (217-210)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
68.8%+31.2
March 18Allowing farmworkers to get legal immigration status (247-174)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
76.8%+23.2
March 18Creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children (228-197)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
73.9%+26.1
March 17Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (244-172)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
78.1%+21.9
March 11Increasing the waiting period for federal gun background checks (219-210)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
67.7%+32.3
March 11Requiring background checks for all gun sales (227-203)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
72.3%+27.7
March 10Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (220-211)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
66.3%+33.7
March 9Expanding unionization and collective bargaining rights (225-206)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
71.0%+29.0
March 3Expanding voting rights, changing campaign finance regulations and strengthening ethics rules (220-210)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
60.6%+39.4
March 3Combating brutality and racial discrimination by police (220-212)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
64.4%+35.6
Feb. 26Protecting wilderness areas in Colorado, California, Washington and Arizona from development (227-200)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
71.6%+28.4
Feb. 25Prohibiting discrimination because of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation (224-206)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
71.4%+28.6
Jan. 21Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (326-78)
Filemon Vela's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
82.1%+17.9
Average100.0%72.4%+27.6

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