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.

Matt CartwrightD

Democratic representative for Pennsylvania’s 8th district

Biden margin

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

Biden score

How often Cartwright votes in line with Biden’s position

Biden plus-minus

Difference between Cartwright’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 Cartwright votes in line with Biden’s positionDifference between Cartwright’s actual and predicted Biden support scores
-4.4%
100.0%
+62.0+62.0
+62.0

117th Congress (2021-22)

Democratic representative for Pennsylvania’s 8th district

DateMeasureBiden positionCartwright 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)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
53.0%+47.0
Sept. 22Providing money for anti-violence programs (220-207)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
18.2%+81.8
Sept. 22Providing money for local governments to train mental health professionals and send them instead of law enforcement officers to respond to emergencies involving people with behavioral health needs (223-206)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
20.3%+79.7
Sept. 22Authorizing grants for law enforcement agencies with fewer than 125 officers (360-64)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
84.0%+16.0
Sept. 21Revising the process of casting and counting electoral votes for presidential elections (229-203)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
35.8%+64.2
Sept. 21Allowing federal student loan borrowers to separate consolidated loans (232-193)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
40.8%+59.2
Sept. 15Establishing and expanding whistleblower protections for federal employees (221-203)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
19.8%+80.2
Sept. 15Establishing greater congressional oversight of the U.S. Census Bureau and prohibiting the removal of the bureau director without cause (220-208)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
17.9%+82.1
Sept. 15Prohibiting certain federal positions from losing civil-service status (225-204)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
31.0%+69.0
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)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
14.8%+85.2
July 29Revising restrictions on the possession and exhibition of big cats (278-134)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
69.1%+30.9
July 29Establishing wildfire preparedness and drought resiliency programs (218-199)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
15.4%+84.6
July 29Prohibiting the sale, manufacture, transfer and possession of certain semiautomatic assault weapons and large-capacity magazines (217-213)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
15.0%+85.0
July 28Supporting the domestic production of semiconductors (243-187)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
48.9%+51.1
July 27Extending certain Medicare telehealth flexibilities after the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (416-12)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.7%+2.3
July 27Establishing programs to support heart-disease research and awareness among the South Asian American population (237-192)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
44.4%+55.6
July 27Restoring full pension benefits terminated by Delphi Corporation's bankruptcy in 2009 (254-175)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
54.4%+45.6
July 21Protecting the right to access and use contraceptives (228-195)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
33.9%+66.1
July 20Authorizing appropriations to several federal departments and agencies for fiscal year 2023 (220-207)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
14.8%+85.2
July 19Repealing the Defense of Marriage Act and requiring states to recognize same-sex and interracial marriages performed out-of-state (267-157)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
62.2%+37.8
July 15Prohibiting restrictions on access to out-of-state abortion services (223-205)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
21.3%+78.7
July 15Prohibiting restrictions on access to abortion services (219-210)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
14.4%+85.6
July 14Authorizing Department of Defense appropriations for fiscal year 2023 (329-101)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
76.2%+23.8
July 13Establishing the Active Shooter Alert Communications Network (260-169)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
58.6%+41.4
June 24Expanding firearm regulations (234-193)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
39.6%+60.4
June 23Improving the collection of data related to sexual orientation and gender identity (220-201)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
20.6%+79.4
June 22Establishing and funding agency for innovations in health care (336-85)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
84.3%+15.7
June 22Reauthorizing mental health and substance use disorder programs (402-20)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.2%+3.8
June 16Developing strategies to lower food and fuel costs (221-204)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
32.1%+67.9
June 15Expanding access to credit, mortgage and banking services (215-207)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
13.0%+87.0
June 14Providing funding for the conservation of fish and wildlife (231-190)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
40.4%+59.6
June 9Allowing federal courts to temporarily prohibit individuals from purchasing and possessing firearms (224-202)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
25.8%+74.2
June 8Changing federal firearms laws, including prohibiting sales of certain weapons to people under 21 years old (223-204)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
25.3%+74.7
May 18Expanding the availability of information on domestic terrorism (222-203)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
20.2%+79.8
May 17Expanding employment and training programs (220-196)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
22.6%+77.4
May 13Reauthorizing block grants for antipoverty activities (246-169)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
53.9%+46.1
May 12Making Transportation Security Administration employees part of the standard federal personnel management system (220-201)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
18.7%+81.3
May 11Making it easier for federally employed firefighters to get workers' compensation (288-131)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
71.2%+28.8
March 31Capping out-of-pocket insulin costs (232-193)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
36.7%+63.3
March 18Prohibiting discrimination based on a person's hair texture or style (235-189)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
41.2%+58.8
March 17Prohibiting certain forced arbitration clauses (222-209)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
25.5%+74.5
March 9The 2022 fiscal year appropriations bill (260-171)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
58.3%+41.7
March 3Expanding health care eligibility for veterans exposed to toxic substances (256-174)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
55.4%+44.6
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)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
25.1%+74.9
Feb. 8Improving the U.S. Postal Service's finances, services and transparency (342-92)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
82.6%+17.4
Feb. 7Ending forced arbitration for sexual assault and sexual harrassment cases (335-97)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
80.9%+19.1
Feb. 4Providing money for semiconductor manufacturing, supply chain improvements and scientific research (222-210)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
20.0%+80.0
Jan. 13Strengthening the Voting Rights Act, campaign finance regulations and election administration rules (220-203)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Not Voting
support
Didn't Vote
14.5%
Jan. 12Expanding GI Bill eligibility for National Guard and Reserve members (287-135)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Not Voting
support
Didn't Vote
68.2%
Dec. 15,
2021
Increasing the debt limit (221-209)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
19.8%+80.2
Dec. 14,
2021
Creating a State Department position to monitor and combat Islamophobia around the world (219-212)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
15.6%+84.4
Dec. 9,
2021
Limiting the power of the executive branch and increasing disclosure requirements for presidential and vice presidential candidates (220-208)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
19.4%+80.6
Dec. 2,
2021
Extending government funding (221-212)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
19.9%+80.1
Nov. 19,
2021
Providing money to expand social safety programs, fight climate change and lower health care costs (220-213)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
13.4%+86.6
Nov. 5,
2021
Providing money for transportation, utility and environmental infrastructure (228-206)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
37.0%+63.0
Nov. 4,
2021
Protecting older job applicants from discrimination in the hiring process (224-200)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
29.0%+71.0
Oct. 26,
2021
Reauthorizing and expanding funding for preventing domestic violence (228-200)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
34.1%+65.9
Oct. 22,
2021
Expanding workplace requirements for breastfeeding accommodations (276-149)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
68.2%+31.8
Sept. 29,
2021
Suspending the debt limit through December 16, 2022 (219-212)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
18.1%+81.9
Sept. 24,
2021
Protecting the right to an abortion and health care providers’ ability to provide abortion services (218-211)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
15.1%+84.9
Sept. 21,
2021
Extending government funding and raising the debt ceiling (220-211)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
15.6%+84.4
Aug. 24,
2021
Strengthening the Voting Rights Act (219-212)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
15.5%+84.5
Aug. 24,
2021
$3.5 trillion budget plan (220-212)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
15.5%+84.5
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 (416-11)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.2%+1.8
July 28,
2021
Making appropriations for the State Department, foreign operations and related programs (217-212)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
27.9%+72.1
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)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.8%+3.2
July 21,
2021
Requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to implement regulations around certain chemicals (241-183)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
47.7%+52.3
July 20,
2021
Allowing the Federal Trade Commission to recover money for victims of illegal business practices (221-205)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
26.2%+73.8
July 1,
2021
Providing money for transportation and water infrastructure (221-201)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
19.7%+80.3
June 25,
2021
Repealing an Environmental Protection Agency rule that removed limits on methane leaks (229-191)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
36.0%+64.0
June 24,
2021
Providing contraceptives to veterans without co-pays (245-181)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
50.2%+49.8
June 24,
2021
Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (219-210)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
15.8%+84.2
June 24,
2021
Repealing a rule that allowed borrowers to get loans at interest rates above the limit set by their state (218-208)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
20.0%+80.0
June 23,
2021
Protecting older employees from workplace discrimination (247-178)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
52.0%+48.0
June 17,
2021
Repealing the 2002 authorization of military force against Iraq (268-161)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
60.1%+39.9
May 20,
2021
Providing money for Capitol security in response to the Jan. 6 attack (213-212)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
29.3%+70.7
May 19,
2021
Establishing a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol (252-175)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
55.4%+44.6
May 18,
2021
Taking steps to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic (364-62)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
90.2%+9.8
May 14,
2021
Protecting pregnant employees from workplace discrimination (315-101)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
81.2%+18.8
May 13,
2021
Providing consumers with debt-related protections (215-207)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
13.9%+86.1
April 22,
2021
Admitting Washington, D.C., as a state (216-208)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
15.8%+84.2
April 21,
2021
Requiring that people detained while trying to enter the country have access to legal counsel (217-207)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
15.8%+84.2
April 21,
2021
Limiting the president's authority over immigration restrictions (218-208)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
16.2%+83.8
April 16,
2021
Requiring health care and social service employers to have plans for preventing workplace violence (254-166)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
58.3%+41.7
April 15,
2021
Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (217-210)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
16.2%+83.8
March 18,
2021
Allowing farmworkers to get legal immigration status (247-174)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
52.3%+47.7
March 18,
2021
Creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children (228-197)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
31.8%+68.2
March 17,
2021
Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (244-172)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
53.8%+46.2
March 11,
2021
Increasing the waiting period for federal gun background checks (219-210)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
15.6%+84.4
March 11,
2021
Requiring background checks for all gun sales (227-203)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
27.5%+72.5
March 10,
2021
Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (220-211)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
13.4%+86.6
March 9,
2021
Expanding unionization and collective bargaining rights (225-206)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
22.3%+77.7
March 3,
2021
Expanding voting rights, changing campaign finance regulations and strengthening ethics rules (220-210)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
19.4%+80.6
March 3,
2021
Combating brutality and racial discrimination by police (220-212)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
19.5%+80.5
Feb. 26,
2021
Protecting wilderness areas in Colorado, California, Washington and Arizona from development (227-200)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
28.9%+71.1
Feb. 25,
2021
Prohibiting discrimination because of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation (224-206)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
19.8%+80.2
Jan. 21,
2021
Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (326-78)
Matt Cartwright's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
78.6%+21.4
Average100.0%38.0%+62.0

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