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.

John ThuneR

Republican senator for South Dakota

Biden margin

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

Biden score

How often Thune votes in line with Biden’s position

Biden plus-minus

Difference between Thune’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 Thune votes in line with Biden’s positionDifference between Thune’s actual and predicted Biden support scores
-26.2%
37.0%
+1.5+1.5
+1.5

117th Congress (2021-22)

Republican senator for South Dakota

DateMeasureBiden positionThune 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)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
2.5%-2.5
Aug. 4Providing congressional disapproval of a rule that restored environmental regulations (50-47)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.1%+99.9
July 27Supporting the domestic production of semiconductors (64-33)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
28.1%-28.1
June 23Expanding firearm regulations (65-33)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
20.6%-20.6
June 16Expanding health care eligibility for veterans exposed to toxic substances (84-14)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
67.2%-67.2
May 26Providing congressional disapproval of a policy concerning federal asylum procedures (46-48)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
1.1%+98.9
May 3Providing for congressional disapproval of vaccine and mask requirements in Head Start programs (55-41)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.0%+100.0
April 7Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (53-47)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
4.1%-4.1
March 15Providing congressional disapproval of the CDC's requirement of masks on planes, trains and buses (57-40)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.3%+99.7
March 15Nomination of Shalanda D. Young to be director of the Office of Management and Budget (61-36)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
22.9%-22.9
March 10The 2022 fiscal year appropriations bill (68-31)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
34.3%+65.7
March 8Improving the U.S. Postal Service's finances, services and transparency (79-19)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
61.2%+38.8
March 3Providing for congressional disapproval of the national COVID-19 emergency declaration (48-47)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
2.6%+97.4
March 2Providing for congressional disapproval of vaccine mandates for health care workers (49-44)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
2.6%+97.4
Jan. 19Keeping Senate filibuster rules in place to block voting-rights legislation (52-48)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.1%+99.9
Jan. 13Imposing additional sanctions over a Russian gas pipeline (55-44)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
3.5%+96.5
Dec. 14,
2021
Increasing the debt limit (50-49)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
2.5%-2.5
Dec. 8,
2021
Providing for congressional disapproval of COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandates for large businesses (52-48)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.0%+100.0
Dec. 7,
2021
Providing for congressional disapproval of the sale of certain weapons to Saudi Arabia (30-67)
John Thune's Vote:
No
oppose
No
94.0%-94.0
Dec. 2,
2021
Extending government funding (69-28)
John Thune's Vote:
Not Voting
support
Didn't Vote
32.1%
Aug. 11,
2021
$3.5 trillion budget plan (50-49)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
2.5%-2.5
Aug. 10,
2021
Providing money for transportation, utility and environmental infrastructure (69-30)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
36.3%-36.3
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)
John Thune'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)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
2.5%-2.5
June 8,
2021
Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (49-50)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
2.5%-2.5
June 8,
2021
Investing in science and technology manufacturing and research (68-32)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
36.7%-36.7
May 28,
2021
Establishing a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol (54-35)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
9.8%-9.8
May 19,
2021
Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (50-48)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
2.8%-2.8
May 11,
2021
Repealing a rule that allowed borrowers to get loans at interest rates above the limit set by their state (52-47)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
7.2%-7.2
April 29,
2021
Providing money for safe drinking water and other water infrastructure (89-2)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.1%+3.9
April 28,
2021
Repealing an Environmental Protection Agency rule that removed limits on methane leaks (52-42)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
3.7%-3.7
April 22,
2021
Taking steps to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic (94-1)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.0%+2.0
March 22,
2021
Nomination of Martin Joseph Walsh to be secretary of labor (68-29)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
32.8%-32.8
March 18,
2021
Nomination of Xavier Becerra to be secretary of health and human services (50-49)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
2.3%-2.3
March 17,
2021
Nomination of Katherine C. Tai to be United States trade representative (98-0)
John Thune'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)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
62.3%+37.7
March 15,
2021
Nomination of Debra Anne Haaland to be secretary of the interior (51-40)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
4.8%-4.8
March 10,
2021
Nomination of Michael Stanley Regan to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (66-34)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
22.3%-22.3
March 10,
2021
Nomination of Merrick Brian Garland to be attorney general (70-30)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
33.4%+66.6
March 10,
2021
Nomination of Marcia Louise Fudge to be secretary of housing and urban development (66-34)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
29.7%-29.7
March 6,
2021
Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (50-49)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
2.7%-2.7
March 2,
2021
Nomination of Cecilia Elena Rouse to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (95-4)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
91.2%+8.8
March 2,
2021
Nomination of Gina Marie Raimondo to be secretary of commerce (84-15)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
64.4%+35.6
March 1,
2021
Nomination of Miguel A. Cardona to be secretary of education (64-33)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
19.8%-19.8
Feb. 25,
2021
Nomination of Jennifer Mulhern Granholm to be secretary of energy (64-35)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
26.9%-26.9
Feb. 23,
2021
Nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (78-21)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
56.7%+43.3
Feb. 23,
2021
Nomination of Thomas J. Vilsack to be secretary of agriculture (92-7)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
92.3%+7.7
Feb. 8,
2021
Nomination of Denis Richard McDonough to be secretary of veterans affairs (87-7)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
85.5%+14.5
Feb. 2,
2021
Nomination of Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas to be secretary of homeland security (56-43)
John Thune's Vote:
No
support
No
10.1%-10.1
Feb. 2,
2021
Nomination of Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg to be secretary of transportation (86-13)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
73.7%+26.3
Jan. 26,
2021
Nomination of Antony John Blinken to be secretary of state (78-22)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
47.7%+52.3
Jan. 25,
2021
Nomination of Janet Louise Yellen to be secretary of the treasury (84-15)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
63.9%+36.1
Jan. 22,
2021
Nomination of Lloyd James Austin to be secretary of defense (93-2)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.5%+4.5
Jan. 21,
2021
Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (69-27)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
74.9%+25.1
Jan. 20,
2021
Nomination of Avril Danica Haines to be director of national intelligence (84-10)
John Thune's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
78.2%+21.8
Average37.0%35.5%+1.5

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