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.

Sheldon WhitehouseD

Democratic senator for Rhode Island

Biden margin

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

Biden score

How often Whitehouse votes in line with Biden’s position

Biden plus-minus

Difference between Whitehouse’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 Whitehouse votes in line with Biden’s positionDifference between Whitehouse’s actual and predicted Biden support scores
+20.8%
100.0%
+3.9+3.9
+3.9

117th Congress (2021-22)

Democratic senator for Rhode Island

DateMeasureBiden positionWhitehouse voteAgree with Biden?Predicted chance of voting with Biden Plus-minus
Dec. 1Requiring certain railroad and labor organizations to accept a labor agreement (80-15)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
80.4%+19.6
Nov. 29Repealing the Defense of Marriage Act and requiring states to recognize same-sex and interracial marriages performed out-of-state; includes an amendment allowing religious organizations to deny services or accomodations for same-sex weddings (61-36)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.9%+2.1
Nov. 15Terminating the national COVID-19 emergency declared on March 13, 2020 (61-37)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
No
oppose
No
92.3%-92.3
Sept. 29Extending government funding and providing money for economic and security assistance to Ukraine (72-25)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.9%+1.1
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)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.9%+2.1
Aug. 4Providing congressional disapproval of a rule that restored environmental regulations (50-47)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
No
oppose
No
99.9%-99.9
July 27Supporting the domestic production of semiconductors (64-33)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.9%+4.1
June 23Expanding firearm regulations (65-33)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.0%+1.0
June 16Expanding health care eligibility for veterans exposed to toxic substances (84-14)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.0%+1.0
May 26Providing congressional disapproval of a policy concerning federal asylum procedures (46-48)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
No
oppose
No
99.2%-99.2
May 3Providing for congressional disapproval of vaccine and mask requirements in Head Start programs (55-41)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
No
oppose
No
99.9%-99.9
April 7Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (53-47)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.5%+1.5
March 15Providing congressional disapproval of the CDC's requirement of masks on planes, trains and buses (57-40)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
No
oppose
No
96.5%-96.5
March 15Nomination of Shalanda D. Young to be director of the Office of Management and Budget (61-36)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.3%+2.7
March 10The 2022 fiscal year appropriations bill (68-31)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.4%+3.6
March 8Improving the U.S. Postal Service's finances, services and transparency (79-19)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.9%+4.1
March 3Providing for congressional disapproval of the national COVID-19 emergency declaration (48-47)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
No
oppose
No
97.9%-97.9
March 2Providing for congressional disapproval of vaccine mandates for health care workers (49-44)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
No
oppose
No
97.2%-97.2
Jan. 19Keeping Senate filibuster rules in place to block voting-rights legislation (52-48)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
No
oppose
No
99.8%-99.8
Jan. 13Imposing additional sanctions over a Russian gas pipeline (55-44)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
No
oppose
No
92.3%-92.3
Dec. 14,
2021
Increasing the debt limit (50-49)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.9%+2.1
Dec. 8,
2021
Providing for congressional disapproval of COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandates for large businesses (52-48)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
No
oppose
No
100.0%-100.0
Dec. 7,
2021
Providing for congressional disapproval of the sale of certain weapons to Saudi Arabia (30-67)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
No
oppose
No
40.8%-40.8
Dec. 2,
2021
Extending government funding (69-28)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.4%+1.6
Aug. 11,
2021
$3.5 trillion budget plan (50-49)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.9%+2.1
Aug. 10,
2021
Providing money for transportation, utility and environmental infrastructure (69-30)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.6%+3.4
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)
Sheldon Whitehouse'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)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.9%+2.1
June 8,
2021
Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (49-50)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.9%+2.1
June 8,
2021
Investing in science and technology manufacturing and research (68-32)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
94.2%+5.8
May 28,
2021
Establishing a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol (54-35)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.6%+1.4
May 19,
2021
Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (50-48)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.1%+1.9
May 11,
2021
Repealing a rule that allowed borrowers to get loans at interest rates above the limit set by their state (52-47)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.8%+3.2
April 29,
2021
Providing money for safe drinking water and other water infrastructure (89-2)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.2%+0.8
April 28,
2021
Repealing an Environmental Protection Agency rule that removed limits on methane leaks (52-42)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.0%+1.0
April 22,
2021
Taking steps to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic (94-1)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.7%+0.3
March 22,
2021
Nomination of Martin Joseph Walsh to be secretary of labor (68-29)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.3%+1.7
March 18,
2021
Nomination of Xavier Becerra to be secretary of health and human services (50-49)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.7%+1.3
March 17,
2021
Nomination of Katherine C. Tai to be United States trade representative (98-0)
Sheldon Whitehouse'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)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.0%+2.0
March 15,
2021
Nomination of Debra Anne Haaland to be secretary of the interior (51-40)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.2%+0.8
March 10,
2021
Nomination of Michael Stanley Regan to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (66-34)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.8%+1.2
March 10,
2021
Nomination of Merrick Brian Garland to be attorney general (70-30)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.2%+1.8
March 10,
2021
Nomination of Marcia Louise Fudge to be secretary of housing and urban development (66-34)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.4%+3.6
March 6,
2021
Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (50-49)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.9%+2.1
March 2,
2021
Nomination of Cecilia Elena Rouse to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (95-4)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.5%+0.5
March 2,
2021
Nomination of Gina Marie Raimondo to be secretary of commerce (84-15)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.1%+0.9
March 1,
2021
Nomination of Miguel A. Cardona to be secretary of education (64-33)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.1%+0.9
Feb. 25,
2021
Nomination of Jennifer Mulhern Granholm to be secretary of energy (64-35)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.5%+3.5
Feb. 23,
2021
Nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (78-21)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
96.8%+3.2
Feb. 23,
2021
Nomination of Thomas J. Vilsack to be secretary of agriculture (92-7)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
93.6%+6.4
Feb. 8,
2021
Nomination of Denis Richard McDonough to be secretary of veterans affairs (87-7)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.7%+2.3
Feb. 2,
2021
Nomination of Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas to be secretary of homeland security (56-43)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.9%+2.1
Feb. 2,
2021
Nomination of Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg to be secretary of transportation (86-13)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.5%+2.5
Jan. 26,
2021
Nomination of Antony John Blinken to be secretary of state (78-22)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.2%+0.8
Jan. 25,
2021
Nomination of Janet Louise Yellen to be secretary of the treasury (84-15)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.5%+0.5
Jan. 22,
2021
Nomination of Lloyd James Austin to be secretary of defense (93-2)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.6%+0.4
Jan. 21,
2021
Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (69-27)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
69.0%+31.0
Jan. 20,
2021
Nomination of Avril Danica Haines to be director of national intelligence (84-10)
Sheldon Whitehouse's Vote:
Not Voting
support
Didn't Vote
98.2%
Average100.0%96.1%+3.9

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