UPDATED Dec. 5, 2022, at 11:16 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.

Pete SessionsR

Republican representative for Texas’s 17th district

Biden margin

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

Biden score

How often Sessions votes in line with Biden’s position

Biden plus-minus

Difference between Sessions’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 Sessions votes in line with Biden’s positionDifference between Sessions’s actual and predicted Biden support scores
-11.0%
12.6%
-11.2-11.2
-11.2

117th Congress (2021-22)

Republican representative for Texas’s 17th district

DateMeasureBiden positionSessions voteAgree with Biden?Predicted chance of voting with Biden Plus-minus
Dec. 1Requiring the Bureau of Prisons to provide incarcerated women with certain pregnancy-related care and limiting the use of solitary confinement for pregnant women (324-90)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
Not Voting
support
Didn't Vote
74.5%
Dec. 1Establishing grants for reentry programs for previously incarcerated people (259-167)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
42.1%-42.1
Nov. 30Requiring certain railroad and labor organizations to accept a labor agreement (290-137)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
57.7%-57.7
Nov. 16Prohibiting the enforcement of nondisclosure agreements and nondisparagement clauses agreed to before a sexual assault or harassment dispute arises (315-109)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
69.5%-69.5
Sept. 30Extending government funding and providing money for economic and security assistance to Ukraine (230-201)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
22.8%-22.8
Sept. 29Modifying merger filing fees and requiring disclosure of foreign merger subsidies (242-184)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
40.0%+60.0
Sept. 29Expanding access to mental and substance use health services (220-205)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
2.5%-2.5
Sept. 22Providing money for law enforcement agencies to investigate unsolved homicides and nonfatal shootings (250-178)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
34.1%-34.1
Sept. 22Providing money for anti-violence programs (220-207)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
2.4%-2.4
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)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.0%-3.0
Sept. 22Authorizing grants for law enforcement agencies with fewer than 125 officers (360-64)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
81.9%-81.9
Sept. 21Revising the process of casting and counting electoral votes for presidential elections (229-203)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
16.0%-16.0
Sept. 21Allowing federal student loan borrowers to separate consolidated loans (232-193)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
17.4%-17.4
Sept. 15Establishing and expanding whistleblower protections for federal employees (221-203)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.0%-3.0
Sept. 15Establishing greater congressional oversight of the U.S. Census Bureau and prohibiting the removal of the bureau director without cause (220-208)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
2.5%-2.5
Sept. 15Prohibiting certain federal positions from losing civil-service status (225-204)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
11.0%-11.0
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)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.5%-1.5
July 29Revising restrictions on the possession and exhibition of big cats (278-134)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
55.9%+44.1
July 29Establishing wildfire preparedness and drought resiliency programs (218-199)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.8%-1.8
July 29Prohibiting the sale, manufacture, transfer and possession of certain semiautomatic assault weapons and large-capacity magazines (217-213)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
2.0%-2.0
July 28Supporting the domestic production of semiconductors (243-187)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
31.4%-31.4
July 27Extending certain Medicare telehealth flexibilities after the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (416-12)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.0%+3.0
July 27Establishing programs to support heart-disease research and awareness among the South Asian American population (237-192)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
25.6%+74.4
July 27Restoring full pension benefits terminated by Delphi Corporation's bankruptcy in 2009 (254-175)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
41.2%-41.2
July 21Protecting the right to access and use contraceptives (228-195)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
13.5%-13.5
July 20Authorizing appropriations to several federal departments and agencies for fiscal year 2023 (220-207)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.5%-1.5
July 19Repealing the Defense of Marriage Act and requiring states to recognize same-sex and interracial marriages performed out-of-state (267-157)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
43.1%-43.1
July 15Prohibiting restrictions on access to out-of-state abortion services (223-205)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.8%-3.8
July 15Prohibiting restrictions on access to abortion services (219-210)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.5%-1.5
July 14Authorizing Department of Defense appropriations for fiscal year 2023 (329-101)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
76.0%+24.0
July 13Establishing the Active Shooter Alert Communications Network (260-169)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
43.2%-43.2
June 24Expanding firearm regulations (234-193)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
18.4%-18.4
June 23Improving the collection of data related to sexual orientation and gender identity (220-201)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.4%-3.4
June 22Establishing and funding agency for innovations in health care (336-85)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
77.6%+22.4
June 22Reauthorizing mental health and substance use disorder programs (402-20)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.0%+5.0
June 16Developing strategies to lower food and fuel costs (221-204)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
15.6%-15.6
June 15Expanding access to credit, mortgage and banking services (215-207)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.3%-1.3
June 14Providing funding for the conservation of fish and wildlife (231-190)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
21.4%-21.4
June 9Allowing federal courts to temporarily prohibit individuals from purchasing and possessing firearms (224-202)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
6.4%-6.4
June 8Changing federal firearms laws, including prohibiting sales of certain weapons to people under 21 years old (223-204)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
6.5%-6.5
May 18Expanding the availability of information on domestic terrorism (222-203)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.4%-3.4
May 17Expanding employment and training programs (220-196)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.8%-3.8
May 13Reauthorizing block grants for antipoverty activities (246-169)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
39.0%-39.0
May 12Making Transportation Security Administration employees part of the standard federal personnel management system (220-201)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
2.0%-2.0
May 11Making it easier for federally employed firefighters to get workers' compensation (288-131)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
59.0%-59.0
March 31Capping out-of-pocket insulin costs (232-193)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
14.2%-14.2
March 18Prohibiting discrimination based on a person's hair texture or style (235-189)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
19.6%-19.6
March 17Prohibiting certain forced arbitration clauses (222-209)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
7.1%-7.1
March 9The 2022 fiscal year appropriations bill (260-171)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
40.8%+59.2
March 3Expanding health care eligibility for veterans exposed to toxic substances (256-174)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
39.3%-39.3
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)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
4.7%-4.7
Feb. 8Improving the U.S. Postal Service's finances, services and transparency (342-92)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
75.8%+24.2
Feb. 7Ending forced arbitration for sexual assault and sexual harrassment cases (335-97)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
73.6%-73.6
Feb. 4Providing money for semiconductor manufacturing, supply chain improvements and scientific research (222-210)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.6%-3.6
Jan. 13Strengthening the Voting Rights Act, campaign finance regulations and election administration rules (220-203)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.3%-1.3
Jan. 12Expanding GI Bill eligibility for National Guard and Reserve members (287-135)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
57.7%-57.7
Dec. 15,
2021
Increasing the debt limit (221-209)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.2%-3.2
Dec. 14,
2021
Creating a State Department position to monitor and combat Islamophobia around the world (219-212)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
Dec. 9,
2021
Limiting the power of the executive branch and increasing disclosure requirements for presidential and vice presidential candidates (220-208)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.1%-3.1
Dec. 2,
2021
Extending government funding (221-212)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.2%-3.2
Nov. 19,
2021
Providing money to expand social safety programs, fight climate change and lower health care costs (220-213)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.1%-1.1
Nov. 5,
2021
Providing money for transportation, utility and environmental infrastructure (228-206)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
25.2%-25.2
Nov. 4,
2021
Protecting older job applicants from discrimination in the hiring process (224-200)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
7.6%-7.6
Oct. 26,
2021
Reauthorizing and expanding funding for preventing domestic violence (228-200)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
12.1%-12.1
Oct. 22,
2021
Expanding workplace requirements for breastfeeding accommodations (276-149)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
51.6%-51.6
Sept. 29,
2021
Suspending the debt limit through December 16, 2022 (219-212)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
2.8%-2.8
Sept. 24,
2021
Protecting the right to an abortion and health care providers’ ability to provide abortion services (218-211)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
Sept. 21,
2021
Extending government funding and raising the debt ceiling (220-211)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
Aug. 24,
2021
Strengthening the Voting Rights Act (219-212)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
Aug. 24,
2021
$3.5 trillion budget plan (220-212)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
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)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.4%+1.6
July 28,
2021
Making appropriations for the State Department, foreign operations and related programs (217-212)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
14.4%-14.4
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)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.9%+4.1
July 21,
2021
Requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to implement regulations around certain chemicals (241-183)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
26.4%-26.4
July 20,
2021
Allowing the Federal Trade Commission to recover money for victims of illegal business practices (221-205)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
7.4%-7.4
July 1,
2021
Providing money for transportation and water infrastructure (221-201)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
2.7%-2.7
June 25,
2021
Repealing an Environmental Protection Agency rule that removed limits on methane leaks (229-191)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
12.1%-12.1
June 24,
2021
Providing contraceptives to veterans without co-pays (245-181)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
25.7%-25.7
June 24,
2021
Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (219-210)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
June 24,
2021
Repealing a rule that allowed borrowers to get loans at interest rates above the limit set by their state (218-208)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.2%-3.2
June 23,
2021
Protecting older employees from workplace discrimination (247-178)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
25.9%-25.9
June 17,
2021
Repealing the 2002 authorization of military force against Iraq (268-161)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
48.0%-48.0
May 20,
2021
Providing money for Capitol security in response to the Jan. 6 attack (213-212)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
16.4%-16.4
May 19,
2021
Establishing a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol (252-175)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
36.8%-36.8
May 18,
2021
Taking steps to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic (364-62)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
85.5%+14.5
May 14,
2021
Protecting pregnant employees from workplace discrimination (315-101)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
71.8%-71.8
May 13,
2021
Providing consumers with debt-related protections (215-207)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.3%-1.3
April 22,
2021
Admitting Washington, D.C., as a state (216-208)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
April 21,
2021
Requiring that people detained while trying to enter the country have access to legal counsel (217-207)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
April 21,
2021
Limiting the president's authority over immigration restrictions (218-208)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
April 16,
2021
Requiring health care and social service employers to have plans for preventing workplace violence (254-166)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
40.9%-40.9
April 15,
2021
Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (217-210)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
March 18,
2021
Allowing farmworkers to get legal immigration status (247-174)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
31.9%-31.9
March 18,
2021
Creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children (228-197)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
8.9%-8.9
March 17,
2021
Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (244-172)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
33.1%-33.1
March 11,
2021
Increasing the waiting period for federal gun background checks (219-210)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.5%-1.5
March 11,
2021
Requiring background checks for all gun sales (227-203)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
6.3%-6.3
March 10,
2021
Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (220-211)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.1%-1.1
March 9,
2021
Expanding unionization and collective bargaining rights (225-206)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.6%-3.6
March 3,
2021
Expanding voting rights, changing campaign finance regulations and strengthening ethics rules (220-210)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
4.0%-4.0
March 3,
2021
Combating brutality and racial discrimination by police (220-212)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.4%-3.4
Feb. 26,
2021
Protecting wilderness areas in Colorado, California, Washington and Arizona from development (227-200)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
7.5%-7.5
Feb. 25,
2021
Prohibiting discrimination because of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation (224-206)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
2.5%-2.5
Jan. 21,
2021
Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (326-78)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
75.7%+24.3
Average12.6%23.8%-11.2

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