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.

Jay ObernolteR

Republican representative for California’s 8th district

Biden margin

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

Biden score

How often Obernolte votes in line with Biden’s position

Biden plus-minus

Difference between Obernolte’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 Obernolte votes in line with Biden’s positionDifference between Obernolte’s actual and predicted Biden support scores
-10.5%
6.3%
-8.6-8.6
-8.6

117th Congress (2021-22)

Republican representative for California’s 8th district

DateMeasureBiden positionObernolte voteAgree with Biden?Predicted chance of voting with Biden Plus-minus
April 22Admitting Washington, D.C., as a state (216-208)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
2.0%-2.0
April 21Requiring that people detained while trying to enter the country have access to legal counsel (217-207)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
2.0%-2.0
April 21Limiting the president's authority over immigration restrictions (218-208)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
2.0%-2.0
April 16Requiring health care and social service employers to have plans for preventing workplace violence (254-166)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
42.2%-42.2
March 18Allowing farmworkers to get legal immigration status (247-174)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
33.3%-33.3
March 18Creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children (228-197)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
10.0%-10.0
March 17Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (244-172)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
34.6%-34.6
March 11Increasing the waiting period for federal gun background checks (219-210)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
1.9%-1.9
March 11Requiring background checks for all gun sales (227-203)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
7.2%-7.2
March 10Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (220-211)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
1.3%-1.3
March 9Expanding unionization and collective bargaining rights (225-206)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
4.3%-4.3
March 3Expanding voting rights, changing campaign finance regulations and strengthening ethics rules (220-210)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
4.6%-4.6
March 3Combating brutality and racial discrimination by police (220-212)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
4.0%-4.0
Feb. 26Protecting wilderness areas in Colorado, California, Washington and Arizona from development (227-200)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
8.5%-8.5
Feb. 25Prohibiting discrimination because of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation (224-206)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
3.0%-3.0
Jan. 21Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (326-78)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
75.9%+24.1
Average6.3%14.8%-8.6

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