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.

Jim CostaD

Democratic representative for California’s 16th district

Biden margin

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

Biden score

How often Costa votes in line with Biden’s position

Biden plus-minus

Difference between Costa’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 Costa votes in line with Biden’s positionDifference between Costa’s actual and predicted Biden support scores
+19.9%
100.0%
+2.3+2.3
+2.3

117th Congress (2021-22)

Democratic representative for California’s 16th district

DateMeasureBiden positionCosta voteAgree with Biden?Predicted chance of voting with Biden Plus-minus
Sept. 22Providing money for law enforcement agencies to investigate unsolved homicides and nonfatal shootings (250-178)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.9%+3.1
Sept. 22Providing money for anti-violence programs (220-207)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
Sept. 22Providing money for local governments to send mental health professionals, instead of law enforcement officers, to respond to emergencies involving people with behavioral health needs (223-206)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
Sept. 22Authorizing grants for law enforcement agencies with fewer than 125 officers (360-64)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
90.5%+9.5
Sept. 21Revising the process of casting and counting electoral votes for presidential elections (229-203)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.5%+2.5
Sept. 21Allowing federal student loan borrowers to separate consolidated loans (232-193)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.1%+0.9
Sept. 15Establishing and expanding whistleblower protections for federal employees (221-203)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.8%+0.2
Sept. 15Establishing greater congressional oversight of the U.S. Census Bureau and prohibiting the removal of the bureau director without cause (220-208)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.8%+0.2
Sept. 15Prohibiting certain federal positions from losing civil-service status (225-204)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.6%+1.4
Aug. 12Allowing 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 (220-207)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
July 29Revising restrictions on the possession and exhibition of big cats (278-134)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.4%+3.6
July 29Establishing wildfire preparedness and drought resiliency programs (218-199)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
July 29Prohibiting the sale, manufacture, transfer and possession of certain semiautomatic assault weapons and large-capacity magazines (217-213)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.7%+0.3
July 28Supporting the domestic production of semiconductors (243-187)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.1%+4.9
July 27Extending certain Medicare telehealth flexibilities after the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (416-12)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.2%+0.8
July 27Establishing programs to support heart-disease research and awareness among the South Asian American population (237-192)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.1%+3.9
July 27Restoring full pension benefits terminated by Delphi Corporation's bankruptcy in 2009 (254-175)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
90.9%+9.1
July 21Protecting the right to access and use contraceptives (228-195)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.3%+1.7
July 20Authorizing appropriations to several federal departments and agencies for fiscal year 2023 (220-207)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
July 19Repealing the Defense of Marriage Act and requiring states to recognize same-sex and interracial marriages performed out-of-state (267-157)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.2%+1.8
July 15Prohibiting restrictions on access to out-of-state abortion services (223-205)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.7%+0.3
July 15Prohibiting restrictions on access to abortion services (219-210)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
July 14Authorizing Department of Defense appropriations for fiscal year 2023 (329-101)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
77.0%+23.0
July 13Establishing the Active Shooter Alert Communications Network (260-169)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.1%+4.9
June 24Expanding firearm regulations (234-193)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.1%+1.9
June 23Improving the collection of data related to sexual orientation and gender identity (220-201)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.8%+0.2
June 22Establishing and funding agency for innovations in health care (336-85)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.3%+2.7
June 22Reauthorizing mental health and substance use disorder programs (402-20)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.8%+1.2
June 16Developing strategies to lower food and fuel costs (221-204)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
94.0%+6.0
June 15Expanding access to credit, mortgage and banking services (215-207)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.8%+0.2
June 14Providing funding for the conservation of fish and wildlife (231-190)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.2%+3.8
June 9Allowing federal courts to temporarily prohibit individuals from purchasing and possessing firearms (224-202)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.5%+0.5
June 8Changing federal firearms laws, including prohibiting sales of certain weapons to people under 21 years old (223-204)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.3%+0.7
May 18Expanding the availability of information on domestic terrorism (222-203)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.7%+0.3
May 17Expanding employment and training programs (220-196)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
May 13Reauthorizing block grants for antipoverty activities (246-169)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
93.1%+6.9
May 12Making Transportation Security Administration employees part of the standard federal personnel management system (220-201)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
100.0%0.0
May 11Making it easier for federally employed firefighters to get workers' compensation (288-131)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.3%+3.7
March 31Capping out-of-pocket insulin costs (232-193)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.1%+0.9
March 18Prohibiting discrimination based on a person's hair texture or style (235-189)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.2%+1.8
March 17Prohibiting certain forced arbitration clauses (222-209)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.0%+1.0
March 9The 2022 fiscal year appropriations bill (260-171)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.7%+3.3
March 3Expanding health care eligibility for veterans exposed to toxic substances (256-174)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.0%+5.0
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)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
Feb. 8Improving the U.S. Postal Service's finances, services and transparency (342-92)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.5%+3.5
Feb. 7Ending forced arbitration for sexual assault and sexual harrassment cases (335-97)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.2%+3.8
Feb. 4Providing money for semiconductor manufacturing, supply chain improvements and scientific research (222-210)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.6%+0.4
Jan. 13Strengthening the Voting Rights Act, campaign finance regulations and election administration rules (220-203)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
Jan. 12Expanding GI Bill eligibility for National Guard and Reserve members (287-135)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
93.4%+6.6
Dec. 15,
2021
Increasing the debt limit (221-209)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.8%+0.2
Dec. 14,
2021
Creating a State Department position to monitor and combat Islamophobia around the world (219-212)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
Dec. 9,
2021
Limiting the power of the executive branch and increasing disclosure requirements for presidential and vice presidential candidates (220-208)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.8%+0.2
Dec. 2,
2021
Extending government funding (221-212)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.8%+0.2
Nov. 19,
2021
Providing money to expand social safety programs, fight climate change and lower health care costs (220-213)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
100.0%0.0
Nov. 5,
2021
Providing money for transportation, utility and environmental infrastructure (228-206)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
81.7%+18.3
Nov. 4,
2021
Protecting older job applicants from discrimination in the hiring process (224-200)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.6%+0.4
Oct. 26,
2021
Reauthorizing and expanding funding for preventing domestic violence (228-200)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.1%+0.9
Oct. 22,
2021
Expanding workplace requirements for breastfeeding accommodations (276-149)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.1%+1.9
Sept. 29,
2021
Suspending the debt limit through December 16, 2022 (219-212)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.7%+0.3
Sept. 24,
2021
Protecting the right to an abortion and health care providers’ ability to provide abortion services (218-211)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
Sept. 21,
2021
Extending government funding and raising the debt ceiling (220-211)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
Aug. 24,
2021
Strengthening the Voting Rights Act (219-212)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Not Voting
support
Didn't Vote
99.9%
Aug. 24,
2021
$3.5 trillion budget plan (220-212)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
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 (416-11)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.1%+2.9
July 28,
2021
Making appropriations for the State Department, foreign operations and related programs (217-212)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
88.0%+12.0
July 22,
2021
Increasing 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)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.9%+1.1
July 21,
2021
Requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to implement regulations around certain chemicals (241-183)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.0%+2.0
July 20,
2021
Allowing the Federal Trade Commission to recover money for victims of illegal business practices (221-205)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.0%+1.0
July 1,
2021
Providing money for transportation and water infrastructure (221-201)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
June 25,
2021
Repealing an Environmental Protection Agency rule that removed limits on methane leaks (229-191)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.6%+0.4
June 24,
2021
Providing contraceptives to veterans without co-pays (245-181)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.2%+0.8
June 24,
2021
Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (219-210)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
June 24,
2021
Repealing a rule that allowed borrowers to get loans at interest rates above the limit set by their state (218-208)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.8%+0.2
June 23,
2021
Protecting older employees from workplace discrimination (247-178)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.5%+0.5
June 17,
2021
Repealing the 2002 authorization of military force against Iraq (268-161)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
91.6%+8.4
May 20,
2021
Providing money for Capitol security in response to the Jan. 6 attack (213-212)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
85.3%+14.7
May 19,
2021
Establishing a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol (252-175)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.0%+3.0
May 18,
2021
Taking steps to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic (364-62)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.4%+1.6
May 14,
2021
Protecting pregnant employees from workplace discrimination (315-101)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.8%+2.2
May 13,
2021
Providing consumers with debt-related protections (215-207)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
April 22,
2021
Admitting Washington, D.C., as a state (216-208)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
April 21,
2021
Requiring that people detained while trying to enter the country have access to legal counsel (217-207)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
April 21,
2021
Limiting the president's authority over immigration restrictions (218-208)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
April 16,
2021
Requiring health care and social service employers to have plans for preventing workplace violence (254-166)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.7%+3.3
April 15,
2021
Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (217-210)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
March 18,
2021
Allowing farmworkers to get legal immigration status (247-174)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.8%+2.2
March 18,
2021
Creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children (228-197)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.7%+0.3
March 17,
2021
Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (244-172)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.0%+2.0
March 11,
2021
Increasing the waiting period for federal gun background checks (219-210)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
March 11,
2021
Requiring background checks for all gun sales (227-203)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.8%+0.2
March 10,
2021
Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (220-211)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
100.0%0.0
March 9,
2021
Expanding unionization and collective bargaining rights (225-206)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
March 3,
2021
Expanding voting rights, changing campaign finance regulations and strengthening ethics rules (220-210)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.2%+0.8
March 3,
2021
Combating brutality and racial discrimination by police (220-212)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.6%+0.4
Feb. 26,
2021
Protecting wilderness areas in Colorado, California, Washington and Arizona from development (227-200)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.7%+0.3
Feb. 25,
2021
Prohibiting discrimination because of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation (224-206)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
Jan. 21,
2021
Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (326-78)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
87.5%+12.5
Average100.0%97.7%+2.3

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