UPDATED Apr. 29, 2021, at 4:01 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%
+28.9+28.9
+28.9

117th Congress (2021-22)

Democratic representative for Texas’s 34th district

DateMeasureBiden positionVela voteAgree with Biden?Predicted chance of voting with Biden Plus-minus
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
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%71.1%+28.9

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