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.

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%
+2.1+2.1
+2.1

117th Congress (2021-22)

Democratic representative for California’s 16th district

DateMeasureBiden positionCosta voteAgree with Biden?Predicted chance of voting with Biden Plus-minus
March 3Expanding health care eligibility for veterans exposed to toxins (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, 2021Increasing the debt limit (221-209)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.8%+0.2
Dec. 14, 2021Creating 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, 2021Limiting 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, 2021Extending government funding (221-212)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.8%+0.2
Nov. 19, 2021Providing 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, 2021Providing money for transportation, utility and environmental infrastructure (228-206)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
81.7%+18.3
Nov. 4, 2021Protecting older job applicants from discrimination in the hiring process (224-200)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.6%+0.4
Oct. 26, 2021Reauthorizing and expanding funding for preventing domestic violence (228-200)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.1%+0.9
Oct. 22, 2021Expanding workplace requirements for breastfeeding accommodations (276-149)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.1%+1.9
Sept. 29, 2021Suspending the debt limit through December 16, 2022 (219-212)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.7%+0.3
Sept. 24, 2021Protecting 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, 2021Extending government funding and raising the debt ceiling (220-211)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
Aug. 24, 2021Strengthening 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, 2021Providing 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, 2021Making 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, 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)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.9%+1.1
July 21, 2021Requiring 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, 2021Allowing 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, 2021Providing money for transportation and water infrastructure (221-201)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
June 25, 2021Repealing 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, 2021Providing contraceptives to veterans without co-pays (245-181)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.2%+0.8
June 24, 2021Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (219-210)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
June 24, 2021Repealing 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, 2021Protecting older employees from workplace discrimination (247-178)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.5%+0.5
June 17, 2021Repealing the 2002 authorization of military force against Iraq (268-161)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
91.6%+8.4
May 20, 2021Providing 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, 2021Establishing 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, 2021Taking 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, 2021Protecting pregnant employees from workplace discrimination (315-101)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.8%+2.2
May 13, 2021Providing consumers with debt-related protections (215-207)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
April 22, 2021Admitting Washington, D.C., as a state (216-208)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
April 21, 2021Requiring 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, 2021Limiting the president's authority over immigration restrictions (218-208)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
April 16, 2021Requiring 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, 2021Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (217-210)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
March 18, 2021Allowing farmworkers to get legal immigration status (247-174)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.8%+2.2
March 18, 2021Creating 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, 2021Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (244-172)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.0%+2.0
March 11, 2021Increasing the waiting period for federal gun background checks (219-210)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
March 11, 2021Requiring background checks for all gun sales (227-203)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.8%+0.2
March 10, 2021Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (220-211)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
100.0%0.0
March 9, 2021Expanding unionization and collective bargaining rights (225-206)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
March 3, 2021Expanding 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, 2021Combating brutality and racial discrimination by police (220-212)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.6%+0.4
Feb. 26, 2021Protecting 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, 2021Prohibiting discrimination because of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation (224-206)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.9%+0.1
Jan. 21, 2021Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (326-78)
Jim Costa's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
87.5%+12.5
Average100.0%97.9%+2.1

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