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.

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%
21.8%
-0.3-0.3
-0.3

117th Congress (2021-22)

Republican representative for California’s 8th district

DateMeasureBiden positionObernolte voteAgree with Biden?Predicted chance of voting with Biden Plus-minus
March 3Expanding health care eligibility for veterans exposed to toxins (256-174)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
40.5%+59.5
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)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
5.5%-5.5
Feb. 8Improving the U.S. Postal Service's finances, services and transparency (342-92)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
76.4%+23.6
Feb. 7Ending forced arbitration for sexual assault and sexual harrassment cases (335-97)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
74.2%-74.2
Feb. 4Providing money for semiconductor manufacturing, supply chain improvements and scientific research (222-210)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
4.2%-4.2
Jan. 13Strengthening the Voting Rights Act, campaign finance regulations and election administration rules (220-203)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
1.7%-1.7
Jan. 12Expanding GI Bill eligibility for National Guard and Reserve members (287-135)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
58.5%+41.5
Dec. 15, 2021Increasing the debt limit (221-209)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
3.8%-3.8
Dec. 14, 2021Creating a State Department position to monitor and combat Islamophobia around the world (219-212)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
2.0%-2.0
Dec. 9, 2021Limiting the power of the executive branch and increasing disclosure requirements for presidential and vice presidential candidates (220-208)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
3.7%-3.7
Dec. 2, 2021Extending government funding (221-212)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
3.8%-3.8
Nov. 19, 2021Providing money to expand social safety programs, fight climate change and lower health care costs (220-213)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
1.3%-1.3
Nov. 5, 2021Providing money for transportation, utility and environmental infrastructure (228-206)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
26.0%-26.0
Nov. 4, 2021Protecting older job applicants from discrimination in the hiring process (224-200)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
8.6%+91.4
Oct. 26, 2021Reauthorizing and expanding funding for preventing domestic violence (228-200)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
13.3%-13.3
Oct. 22, 2021Expanding workplace requirements for breastfeeding accommodations (276-149)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
52.9%+47.1
Sept. 29, 2021Suspending the debt limit through December 16, 2022 (219-212)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
3.3%-3.3
Sept. 24, 2021Protecting the right to an abortion and health care providers’ ability to provide abortion services (218-211)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
1.9%-1.9
Sept. 21, 2021Extending government funding and raising the debt ceiling (220-211)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
1.9%-1.9
Aug. 24, 2021Strengthening the Voting Rights Act (219-212)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
1.9%-1.9
Aug. 24, 2021$3.5 trillion budget plan (220-212)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
1.9%-1.9
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)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.4%+1.6
July 28, 2021Making appropriations for the State Department, foreign operations and related programs (217-212)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
15.2%-15.2
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)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.0%+4.0
July 21, 2021Requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to implement regulations around certain chemicals (241-183)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
27.9%-27.9
July 20, 2021Allowing the Federal Trade Commission to recover money for victims of illegal business practices (221-205)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
8.3%-8.3
July 1, 2021Providing money for transportation and water infrastructure (221-201)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
3.3%-3.3
June 25, 2021Repealing an Environmental Protection Agency rule that removed limits on methane leaks (229-191)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
13.4%-13.4
June 24, 2021Providing contraceptives to veterans without co-pays (245-181)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
27.3%+72.7
June 24, 2021Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (219-210)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
2.0%-2.0
June 24, 2021Repealing a rule that allowed borrowers to get loans at interest rates above the limit set by their state (218-208)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
3.8%-3.8
June 23, 2021Protecting older employees from workplace discrimination (247-178)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
27.7%-27.7
June 17, 2021Repealing the 2002 authorization of military force against Iraq (268-161)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
48.9%+51.1
May 20, 2021Providing money for Capitol security in response to the Jan. 6 attack (213-212)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
17.3%-17.3
May 19, 2021Establishing a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol (252-175)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
38.1%-38.1
May 18, 2021Taking steps to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic (364-62)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
85.9%+14.1
May 14, 2021Protecting pregnant employees from workplace discrimination (315-101)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
72.6%+27.4
May 13, 2021Providing consumers with debt-related protections (215-207)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
1.7%-1.7
April 22, 2021Admitting Washington, D.C., as a state (216-208)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
2.0%-2.0
April 21, 2021Requiring 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 21, 2021Limiting the president's authority over immigration restrictions (218-208)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
2.0%-2.0
April 16, 2021Requiring 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
April 15, 2021Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (217-210)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
2.0%-2.0
March 18, 2021Allowing farmworkers to get legal immigration status (247-174)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
33.3%-33.3
March 18, 2021Creating 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 17, 2021Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (244-172)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
34.6%-34.6
March 11, 2021Increasing the waiting period for federal gun background checks (219-210)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
1.9%-1.9
March 11, 2021Requiring background checks for all gun sales (227-203)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
7.2%-7.2
March 10, 2021Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (220-211)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
1.3%-1.3
March 9, 2021Expanding unionization and collective bargaining rights (225-206)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
4.3%-4.3
March 3, 2021Expanding voting rights, changing campaign finance regulations and strengthening ethics rules (220-210)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
4.6%-4.6
March 3, 2021Combating brutality and racial discrimination by police (220-212)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
4.0%-4.0
Feb. 26, 2021Protecting wilderness areas in Colorado, California, Washington and Arizona from development (227-200)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
8.5%-8.5
Feb. 25, 2021Prohibiting discrimination because of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation (224-206)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
No
support
No
3.0%-3.0
Jan. 21, 2021Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (326-78)
Jay Obernolte's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
75.9%+24.1
Average21.8%22.1%-0.3

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