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.

James E. RischR

Republican senator for Idaho

Biden margin

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

Biden score

How often Risch votes in line with Biden’s position

Biden plus-minus

Difference between Risch’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 Risch votes in line with Biden’s positionDifference between Risch’s actual and predicted Biden support scores
-30.8%
31.5%
-0.8-0.8
-0.8

117th Congress (2021-22)

Republican senator for Idaho

DateMeasureBiden positionRisch voteAgree with Biden?Predicted chance of voting with Biden Plus-minus
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)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
0.9%-0.9
Aug. 4Providing congressional disapproval of a rule that restored environmental regulations (50-47)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.0%+100.0
July 27Supporting the domestic production of semiconductors (64-33)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
21.0%-21.0
June 23Expanding firearm regulations (65-33)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
13.0%-13.0
June 16Expanding health care eligibility for veterans exposed to toxic substances (84-14)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
60.3%-60.3
May 26Providing congressional disapproval of a policy concerning federal asylum procedures (46-48)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.3%+99.7
May 3Providing for congressional disapproval of vaccine and mask requirements in Head Start programs (55-41)
James E. Risch'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)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
1.7%-1.7
March 15Providing congressional disapproval of the CDC's requirement of masks on planes, trains and buses (57-40)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.1%+99.9
March 15Nomination of Shalanda D. Young to be director of the Office of Management and Budget (61-36)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
15.7%-15.7
March 10The 2022 fiscal year appropriations bill (68-31)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
26.8%-26.8
March 8Improving the U.S. Postal Service's finances, services and transparency (79-19)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
55.7%-55.7
March 3Providing for congressional disapproval of the national COVID-19 emergency declaration (48-47)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
1.0%+99.0
March 2Providing for congressional disapproval of vaccine mandates for health care workers (49-44)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
1.0%+99.0
Jan. 19Keeping Senate filibuster rules in place to block voting-rights legislation (52-48)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.0%+100.0
Jan. 13Imposing additional sanctions over a Russian gas pipeline (55-44)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
1.6%+98.4
Dec. 14,
2021
Increasing the debt limit (50-49)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
0.9%-0.9
Dec. 8,
2021
Providing for congressional disapproval of COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandates for large businesses (52-48)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.0%+100.0
Dec. 7,
2021
Providing for congressional disapproval of the sale of certain weapons to Saudi Arabia (30-67)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
oppose
No
95.8%-95.8
Dec. 2,
2021
Extending government funding (69-28)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
23.5%-23.5
Aug. 11,
2021
$3.5 trillion budget plan (50-49)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
1.0%-1.0
Aug. 10,
2021
Providing money for transportation, utility and environmental infrastructure (69-30)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
28.6%+71.4
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)
James E. Risch'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)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
0.9%-0.9
June 8,
2021
Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (49-50)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
0.9%-0.9
June 8,
2021
Investing in science and technology manufacturing and research (68-32)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
29.9%+70.1
May 28,
2021
Establishing a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol (54-35)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Not Voting
support
Didn't Vote
5.1%
May 19,
2021
Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (50-48)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
1.1%-1.1
May 11,
2021
Repealing a rule that allowed borrowers to get loans at interest rates above the limit set by their state (52-47)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
3.7%-3.7
April 29,
2021
Providing money for safe drinking water and other water infrastructure (89-2)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.6%+4.4
April 28,
2021
Repealing an Environmental Protection Agency rule that removed limits on methane leaks (52-42)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
1.4%-1.4
April 22,
2021
Taking steps to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic (94-1)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.7%+2.3
March 22,
2021
Nomination of Martin Joseph Walsh to be secretary of labor (68-29)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
24.2%-24.2
March 18,
2021
Nomination of Xavier Becerra to be secretary of health and human services (50-49)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
0.8%-0.8
March 17,
2021
Nomination of Katherine C. Tai to be United States trade representative (98-0)
James E. Risch'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)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
55.7%-55.7
March 15,
2021
Nomination of Debra Anne Haaland to be secretary of the interior (51-40)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
2.0%-2.0
March 10,
2021
Nomination of Michael Stanley Regan to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (66-34)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
14.5%-14.5
March 10,
2021
Nomination of Merrick Brian Garland to be attorney general (70-30)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
24.9%-24.9
March 10,
2021
Nomination of Marcia Louise Fudge to be secretary of housing and urban development (66-34)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
22.3%-22.3
March 6,
2021
Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (50-49)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
1.0%-1.0
March 2,
2021
Nomination of Cecilia Elena Rouse to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (95-4)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
89.1%+10.9
March 2,
2021
Nomination of Gina Marie Raimondo to be secretary of commerce (84-15)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
56.9%+43.1
March 1,
2021
Nomination of Miguel A. Cardona to be secretary of education (64-33)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
12.2%-12.2
Feb. 25,
2021
Nomination of Jennifer Mulhern Granholm to be secretary of energy (64-35)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
19.6%+80.4
Feb. 23,
2021
Nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (78-21)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
50.1%+49.9
Feb. 23,
2021
Nomination of Thomas J. Vilsack to be secretary of agriculture (92-7)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
92.1%+7.9
Feb. 8,
2021
Nomination of Denis Richard McDonough to be secretary of veterans affairs (87-7)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
83.3%+16.7
Feb. 2,
2021
Nomination of Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas to be secretary of homeland security (56-43)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
5.5%-5.5
Feb. 2,
2021
Nomination of Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg to be secretary of transportation (86-13)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
69.3%+30.7
Jan. 26,
2021
Nomination of Antony John Blinken to be secretary of state (78-22)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
38.2%+61.8
Jan. 25,
2021
Nomination of Janet Louise Yellen to be secretary of the treasury (84-15)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
55.6%-55.6
Jan. 22,
2021
Nomination of Lloyd James Austin to be secretary of defense (93-2)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
94.6%+5.4
Jan. 21,
2021
Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (69-27)
James E. Risch's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
75.4%+24.6
Jan. 20,
2021
Nomination of Avril Danica Haines to be director of national intelligence (84-10)
James E. Risch's Vote:
No
support
No
74.2%-74.2
Average31.5%32.3%-0.8

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