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.

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%
9.1%
-12.3-12.3
-12.3

117th Congress (2021-22)

Republican representative for Texas’s 17th district

DateMeasureBiden positionSessions voteAgree with Biden?Predicted chance of voting with Biden Plus-minus
March 3Expanding health care eligibility for veterans exposed to toxins (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, 2021Increasing the debt limit (221-209)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.2%-3.2
Dec. 14, 2021Creating 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, 2021Limiting 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, 2021Extending government funding (221-212)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.2%-3.2
Nov. 19, 2021Providing 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, 2021Providing money for transportation, utility and environmental infrastructure (228-206)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
25.2%-25.2
Nov. 4, 2021Protecting older job applicants from discrimination in the hiring process (224-200)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
7.6%-7.6
Oct. 26, 2021Reauthorizing and expanding funding for preventing domestic violence (228-200)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
12.1%-12.1
Oct. 22, 2021Expanding workplace requirements for breastfeeding accommodations (276-149)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
51.6%-51.6
Sept. 29, 2021Suspending the debt limit through December 16, 2022 (219-212)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
2.8%-2.8
Sept. 24, 2021Protecting 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, 2021Extending government funding and raising the debt ceiling (220-211)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
Aug. 24, 2021Strengthening 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, 2021Providing 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, 2021Making 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, 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)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.9%+4.1
July 21, 2021Requiring 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, 2021Allowing 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, 2021Providing money for transportation and water infrastructure (221-201)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
2.7%-2.7
June 25, 2021Repealing 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, 2021Providing contraceptives to veterans without co-pays (245-181)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
25.7%-25.7
June 24, 2021Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (219-210)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
June 24, 2021Repealing 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, 2021Protecting older employees from workplace discrimination (247-178)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
25.9%-25.9
June 17, 2021Repealing the 2002 authorization of military force against Iraq (268-161)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
48.0%-48.0
May 20, 2021Providing 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, 2021Establishing 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, 2021Taking 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, 2021Protecting pregnant employees from workplace discrimination (315-101)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
71.8%-71.8
May 13, 2021Providing consumers with debt-related protections (215-207)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.3%-1.3
April 22, 2021Admitting Washington, D.C., as a state (216-208)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
April 21, 2021Requiring 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, 2021Limiting the president's authority over immigration restrictions (218-208)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
April 16, 2021Requiring 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, 2021Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (217-210)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
March 18, 2021Allowing farmworkers to get legal immigration status (247-174)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
31.9%-31.9
March 18, 2021Creating 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, 2021Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (244-172)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
33.1%-33.1
March 11, 2021Increasing the waiting period for federal gun background checks (219-210)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.5%-1.5
March 11, 2021Requiring background checks for all gun sales (227-203)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
6.3%-6.3
March 10, 2021Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (220-211)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.1%-1.1
March 9, 2021Expanding unionization and collective bargaining rights (225-206)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.6%-3.6
March 3, 2021Expanding 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, 2021Combating brutality and racial discrimination by police (220-212)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.4%-3.4
Feb. 26, 2021Protecting 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, 2021Prohibiting discrimination because of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation (224-206)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
2.5%-2.5
Jan. 21, 2021Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (326-78)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
75.7%+24.3
Average9.1%21.4%-12.3

Comments