UPDATED Jul. 30, 2021, at 10:36 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%
11.8%
-11.8-11.8
-11.8

117th Congress (2021-22)

Republican representative for Texas’s 17th district

DateMeasureBiden positionSessions voteAgree with Biden?Predicted chance of voting with Biden Plus-minus
July 29Providing 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 28Making appropriations for the State Department, foreign operations and related programs (217-212)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
14.4%-14.4
July 22Increasing 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 21Requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to implement regulations around certain chemicals (241-183)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
26.4%-26.4
July 20Allowing 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 1Providing money for transportation and water infrastructure (221-201)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
2.7%-2.7
June 25Repealing 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 24Providing contraceptives to veterans without co-pays (245-181)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
25.7%-25.7
June 24Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (219-210)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
June 24Repealing 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 23Protecting older employees from workplace discrimination (247-178)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
25.9%-25.9
June 17Repealing the 2002 authorization of military force against Iraq (268-161)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
48.0%-48.0
May 20Providing 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 19Establishing 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 18Taking 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 14Protecting pregnant employees from workplace discrimination (315-101)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
71.8%-71.8
May 13Providing consumers with debt-related protections (215-207)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.3%-1.3
April 22Admitting Washington, D.C., as a state (216-208)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
April 21Requiring 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 21Limiting the president's authority over immigration restrictions (218-208)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
April 16Requiring 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 15Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (217-210)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
March 18Allowing farmworkers to get legal immigration status (247-174)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
31.9%-31.9
March 18Creating 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 17Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (244-172)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
33.1%-33.1
March 11Increasing the waiting period for federal gun background checks (219-210)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.5%-1.5
March 11Requiring background checks for all gun sales (227-203)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
6.3%-6.3
March 10Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (220-211)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
1.1%-1.1
March 9Expanding unionization and collective bargaining rights (225-206)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.6%-3.6
March 3Expanding voting rights, changing campaign finance regulations and strengthening ethics rules (220-210)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
4.0%-4.0
March 3Combating brutality and racial discrimination by police (220-212)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
3.4%-3.4
Feb. 26Protecting wilderness areas in Colorado, California, Washington and Arizona from development (227-200)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
7.5%-7.5
Feb. 25Prohibiting discrimination because of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation (224-206)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
No
support
No
2.5%-2.5
Jan. 21Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (326-78)
Pete Sessions's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
75.7%+24.3
Average11.8%23.5%-11.8

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