UPDATED Sep. 19, 2022, at 2:32 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.

Jeff MerkleyD

Democratic senator for Oregon

Biden margin

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

Biden score

How often Merkley votes in line with Biden’s position

Biden plus-minus

Difference between Merkley’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 Merkley votes in line with Biden’s positionDifference between Merkley’s actual and predicted Biden support scores
+16.1%
96.2%
+1.4+1.4
+1.4

117th Congress (2021-22)

Democratic senator for Oregon

DateMeasureBiden positionMerkley 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)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
94.9%+5.1
Aug. 4Providing congressional disapproval of a rule that restored environmental regulations (50-47)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Not Voting
oppose
Didn't Vote
99.2%
July 27Supporting the domestic production of semiconductors (64-33)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
93.4%+6.6
June 23Expanding firearm regulations (65-33)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.7%+2.3
June 16Expanding health care eligibility for veterans exposed to toxic substances (84-14)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.3%+1.7
May 26Providing congressional disapproval of a policy concerning federal asylum procedures (46-48)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Not Voting
oppose
Didn't Vote
97.4%
May 3Providing for congressional disapproval of vaccine and mask requirements in Head Start programs (55-41)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
No
oppose
No
99.0%-99.0
April 7Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (53-47)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.2%+3.8
March 15Providing congressional disapproval of the CDC's requirement of masks on planes, trains and buses (57-40)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
No
oppose
No
91.2%-91.2
March 15Nomination of Shalanda D. Young to be director of the Office of Management and Budget (61-36)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.2%+4.8
March 10The 2022 fiscal year appropriations bill (68-31)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
94.3%+5.7
March 8Improving the U.S. Postal Service's finances, services and transparency (79-19)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
94.5%+5.5
March 3Providing for congressional disapproval of the national COVID-19 emergency declaration (48-47)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
No
oppose
No
95.0%-95.0
March 2Providing for congressional disapproval of vaccine mandates for health care workers (49-44)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
No
oppose
No
93.6%-93.6
Jan. 19Keeping Senate filibuster rules in place to block voting-rights legislation (52-48)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
No
oppose
No
98.9%-98.9
Jan. 13Imposing additional sanctions over a Russian gas pipeline (55-44)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
No
oppose
No
86.5%-86.5
Dec. 14,
2021
Increasing the debt limit (50-49)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
94.9%+5.1
Dec. 8,
2021
Providing for congressional disapproval of COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandates for large businesses (52-48)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
No
oppose
No
99.9%-99.9
Dec. 7,
2021
Providing for congressional disapproval of the sale of certain weapons to Saudi Arabia (30-67)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
47.8%+52.2
Dec. 2,
2021
Extending government funding (69-28)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.0%+3.0
Aug. 11,
2021
$3.5 trillion budget plan (50-49)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
94.9%+5.1
Aug. 10,
2021
Providing money for transportation, utility and environmental infrastructure (69-30)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
94.6%+5.4
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)
Jeff Merkley'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)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
94.9%+5.1
June 8,
2021
Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (49-50)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
94.9%+5.1
June 8,
2021
Investing in science and technology manufacturing and research (68-32)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
91.6%+8.4
May 28,
2021
Establishing a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol (54-35)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.8%+3.2
May 19,
2021
Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (50-48)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.3%+4.7
May 11,
2021
Repealing a rule that allowed borrowers to get loans at interest rates above the limit set by their state (52-47)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
93.6%+6.4
April 29,
2021
Providing money for safe drinking water and other water infrastructure (89-2)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.0%+1.0
April 28,
2021
Repealing an Environmental Protection Agency rule that removed limits on methane leaks (52-42)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.3%+2.7
April 22,
2021
Taking steps to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic (94-1)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.6%+0.4
March 22,
2021
Nomination of Martin Joseph Walsh to be secretary of labor (68-29)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.9%+3.1
March 18,
2021
Nomination of Xavier Becerra to be secretary of health and human services (50-49)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.5%+3.5
March 17,
2021
Nomination of Katherine C. Tai to be United States trade representative (98-0)
Jeff Merkley'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)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.0%+3.0
March 15,
2021
Nomination of Debra Anne Haaland to be secretary of the interior (51-40)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.6%+2.4
March 10,
2021
Nomination of Michael Stanley Regan to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (66-34)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.5%+2.5
March 10,
2021
Nomination of Merrick Brian Garland to be attorney general (70-30)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.8%+3.2
March 10,
2021
Nomination of Marcia Louise Fudge to be secretary of housing and urban development (66-34)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
94.1%+5.9
March 6,
2021
Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (50-49)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.0%+5.0
March 2,
2021
Nomination of Cecilia Elena Rouse to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (95-4)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.3%+0.7
March 2,
2021
Nomination of Gina Marie Raimondo to be secretary of commerce (84-15)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.5%+1.5
March 1,
2021
Nomination of Miguel A. Cardona to be secretary of education (64-33)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.0%+2.0
Feb. 25,
2021
Nomination of Jennifer Mulhern Granholm to be secretary of energy (64-35)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
94.2%+5.8
Feb. 23,
2021
Nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (78-21)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.4%+4.6
Feb. 23,
2021
Nomination of Thomas J. Vilsack to be secretary of agriculture (92-7)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
93.5%+6.5
Feb. 8,
2021
Nomination of Denis Richard McDonough to be secretary of veterans affairs (87-7)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.2%+2.8
Feb. 2,
2021
Nomination of Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas to be secretary of homeland security (56-43)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.5%+4.5
Feb. 2,
2021
Nomination of Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg to be secretary of transportation (86-13)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.7%+3.3
Jan. 26,
2021
Nomination of Antony John Blinken to be secretary of state (78-22)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.5%+1.5
Jan. 25,
2021
Nomination of Janet Louise Yellen to be secretary of the treasury (84-15)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.0%+1.0
Jan. 22,
2021
Nomination of Lloyd James Austin to be secretary of defense (93-2)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.5%+0.5
Jan. 21,
2021
Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (69-27)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
No
support
No
69.6%-69.6
Jan. 20,
2021
Nomination of Avril Danica Haines to be director of national intelligence (84-10)
Jeff Merkley's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.6%+2.4
Average96.2%94.8%+1.4

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