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.

Joni ErnstR

Republican senator for Iowa

Biden margin

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

Biden score

How often Ernst votes in line with Biden’s position

Biden plus-minus

Difference between Ernst’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 Ernst votes in line with Biden’s positionDifference between Ernst’s actual and predicted Biden support scores
-8.2%
32.7%
-27.0-27.0
-27.0

117th Congress (2021-22)

Republican senator for Iowa

DateMeasureBiden positionErnst 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)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
33.4%-33.4
Aug. 4Providing congressional disapproval of a rule that restored environmental regulations (50-47)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
21.0%+79.0
July 27Supporting the domestic production of semiconductors (64-33)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
62.0%-62.0
June 23Expanding firearm regulations (65-33)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
64.8%+35.2
June 16Expanding health care eligibility for veterans exposed to toxic substances (84-14)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
87.7%+12.3
May 26Providing congressional disapproval of a policy concerning federal asylum procedures (46-48)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
31.3%+68.7
May 3Providing for congressional disapproval of vaccine and mask requirements in Head Start programs (55-41)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
4.1%+95.9
April 7Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (53-47)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
40.4%-40.4
March 15Providing congressional disapproval of the CDC's requirement of masks on planes, trains and buses (57-40)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
15.2%+84.8
March 15Nomination of Shalanda D. Young to be director of the Office of Management and Budget (61-36)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
61.0%-61.0
March 10The 2022 fiscal year appropriations bill (68-31)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
67.0%+33.0
March 8Improving the U.S. Postal Service's finances, services and transparency (79-19)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
80.1%+19.9
March 3Providing for congressional disapproval of the national COVID-19 emergency declaration (48-47)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
33.8%+66.2
March 2Providing for congressional disapproval of vaccine mandates for health care workers (49-44)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
31.9%+68.1
Jan. 19Keeping Senate filibuster rules in place to block voting-rights legislation (52-48)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
18.2%+81.8
Jan. 13Imposing additional sanctions over a Russian gas pipeline (55-44)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
28.2%+71.8
Dec. 14,
2021
Increasing the debt limit (50-49)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
33.4%-33.4
Dec. 8,
2021
Providing for congressional disapproval of COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandates for large businesses (52-48)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
9.7%+90.3
Dec. 7,
2021
Providing for congressional disapproval of the sale of certain weapons to Saudi Arabia (30-67)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
oppose
No
80.7%-80.7
Dec. 2,
2021
Extending government funding (69-28)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
70.3%-70.3
Aug. 11,
2021
$3.5 trillion budget plan (50-49)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
33.5%-33.5
Aug. 10,
2021
Providing money for transportation, utility and environmental infrastructure (69-30)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
68.5%-68.5
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)
Joni Ernst'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)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
33.4%-33.4
June 8,
2021
Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (49-50)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
33.4%-33.4
June 8,
2021
Investing in science and technology manufacturing and research (68-32)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
65.3%-65.3
May 28,
2021
Establishing a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol (54-35)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
51.7%-51.7
May 19,
2021
Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (50-48)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
35.0%-35.0
May 11,
2021
Repealing a rule that allowed borrowers to get loans at interest rates above the limit set by their state (52-47)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
42.5%-42.5
April 29,
2021
Providing money for safe drinking water and other water infrastructure (89-2)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.7%+2.3
April 28,
2021
Repealing an Environmental Protection Agency rule that removed limits on methane leaks (52-42)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
41.6%-41.6
April 22,
2021
Taking steps to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic (94-1)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.0%+1.0
March 22,
2021
Nomination of Martin Joseph Walsh to be secretary of labor (68-29)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
70.5%-70.5
March 18,
2021
Nomination of Xavier Becerra to be secretary of health and human services (50-49)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
35.1%-35.1
March 17,
2021
Nomination of Katherine C. Tai to be United States trade representative (98-0)
Joni Ernst'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)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
83.6%+16.4
March 15,
2021
Nomination of Debra Anne Haaland to be secretary of the interior (51-40)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
45.5%-45.5
March 10,
2021
Nomination of Michael Stanley Regan to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (66-34)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
65.3%-65.3
March 10,
2021
Nomination of Merrick Brian Garland to be attorney general (70-30)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
70.6%+29.4
March 10,
2021
Nomination of Marcia Louise Fudge to be secretary of housing and urban development (66-34)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
64.0%-64.0
March 6,
2021
Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (50-49)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
34.0%-34.0
March 2,
2021
Nomination of Cecilia Elena Rouse to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (95-4)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.6%+3.4
March 2,
2021
Nomination of Gina Marie Raimondo to be secretary of commerce (84-15)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
87.2%+12.8
March 1,
2021
Nomination of Miguel A. Cardona to be secretary of education (64-33)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
65.0%-65.0
Feb. 25,
2021
Nomination of Jennifer Mulhern Granholm to be secretary of energy (64-35)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
62.3%-62.3
Feb. 23,
2021
Nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (78-21)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
79.2%-79.2
Feb. 23,
2021
Nomination of Thomas J. Vilsack to be secretary of agriculture (92-7)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
92.8%+7.2
Feb. 8,
2021
Nomination of Denis Richard McDonough to be secretary of veterans affairs (87-7)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
92.2%-92.2
Feb. 2,
2021
Nomination of Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas to be secretary of homeland security (56-43)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
49.5%-49.5
Feb. 2,
2021
Nomination of Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg to be secretary of transportation (86-13)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
87.4%+12.6
Jan. 26,
2021
Nomination of Antony John Blinken to be secretary of state (78-22)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
81.4%-81.4
Jan. 25,
2021
Nomination of Janet Louise Yellen to be secretary of the treasury (84-15)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
88.4%+11.6
Jan. 22,
2021
Nomination of Lloyd James Austin to be secretary of defense (93-2)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.1%+1.9
Jan. 21,
2021
Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (69-27)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
72.7%+27.3
Jan. 20,
2021
Nomination of Avril Danica Haines to be director of national intelligence (84-10)
Joni Ernst's Vote:
No
support
No
90.1%-90.1
Average32.7%59.8%-27.0

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