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.

Tom CottonR

Republican senator for Arkansas

Biden margin

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

Biden score

How often Cotton votes in line with Biden’s position

Biden plus-minus

Difference between Cotton’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 Cotton votes in line with Biden’s positionDifference between Cotton’s actual and predicted Biden support scores
-27.6%
18.6%
-19.0-19.0
-19.0

117th Congress (2021-22)

Republican senator for Arkansas

DateMeasureBiden positionCotton voteAgree with Biden?Predicted chance of voting with Biden Plus-minus
March 8Improving the U.S. Postal Service's finances, services and transparency (79-19)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
59.5%+40.5
March 3Providing for congressional disapproval of the national COVID-19 emergency declaration (48-47)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
1.9%+98.1
March 2Providing for congressional disapproval of vaccine mandates for health care workers (49-44)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
1.9%+98.1
Jan. 19Keeping Senate filibuster rules in place to block voting-rights legislation (52-48)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.0%+100.0
Jan. 13Imposing additional sanctions over a Russian gas pipeline (55-44)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
2.7%+97.3
Dec. 14, 2021Increasing the debt limit (50-49)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
1.9%-1.9
Dec. 8, 2021Providing for congressional disapproval of COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandates for large businesses (52-48)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.0%+100.0
Dec. 7, 2021Providing for congressional disapproval of the sale of certain weapons to Saudi Arabia (30-67)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Not Voting
oppose
Didn't Vote
94.6%
Dec. 2, 2021Extending government funding (69-28)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
29.2%-29.2
Aug. 11, 2021$3.5 trillion budget plan (50-49)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
1.9%-1.9
Aug. 10, 2021Providing money for transportation, utility and environmental infrastructure (69-30)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
33.8%-33.8
July 29, 2021Providing emergency funding for Capitol security in response to the Jan. 6 attack and for the expansion of the Afghan visa program (98-0)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
100.0%0.0
June 22, 2021Expanding voting rights and strengthening campaign finance regulations and ethics rules (50-50)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
1.9%-1.9
June 8, 2021Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (49-50)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
1.9%-1.9
June 8, 2021Investing in science and technology manufacturing and research (68-32)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
34.5%-34.5
May 28, 2021Establishing a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol (54-35)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
8.1%-8.1
May 19, 2021Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (50-48)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
2.1%-2.1
May 11, 2021Repealing a rule that allowed borrowers to get loans at interest rates above the limit set by their state (52-47)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
5.9%-5.9
April 29, 2021Providing money for safe drinking water and other water infrastructure (89-2)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.9%+4.1
April 28, 2021Repealing an Environmental Protection Agency rule that removed limits on methane leaks (52-42)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
2.7%-2.7
April 22, 2021Taking steps to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic (94-1)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.9%+2.1
March 22, 2021Nomination of Martin Joseph Walsh to be secretary of labor (68-29)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
30.0%-30.0
March 18, 2021Nomination of Xavier Becerra to be secretary of health and human services (50-49)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
1.6%-1.6
March 17, 2021Nomination of Katherine C. Tai to be United States trade representative (98-0)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
100.0%0.0
March 16, 2021Nomination of Isabella Casillas Guzman to be administrator of the Small Business Administration (81-17)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
60.3%-60.3
March 15, 2021Nomination of Debra Anne Haaland to be secretary of the interior (51-40)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
3.7%-3.7
March 10, 2021Nomination of Michael Stanley Regan to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (66-34)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
19.6%-19.6
March 10, 2021Nomination of Merrick Brian Garland to be attorney general (70-30)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
30.6%-30.6
March 10, 2021Nomination of Marcia Louise Fudge to be secretary of housing and urban development (66-34)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
27.2%-27.2
March 6, 2021Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (50-49)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
2.0%-2.0
March 2, 2021Nomination of Cecilia Elena Rouse to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (95-4)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
90.5%-90.5
March 2, 2021Nomination of Gina Marie Raimondo to be secretary of commerce (84-15)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
62.1%-62.1
March 1, 2021Nomination of Miguel A. Cardona to be secretary of education (64-33)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
17.2%-17.2
Feb. 25, 2021Nomination of Jennifer Mulhern Granholm to be secretary of energy (64-35)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
24.4%-24.4
Feb. 23, 2021Nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (78-21)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
54.6%-54.6
Feb. 23, 2021Nomination of Thomas J. Vilsack to be secretary of agriculture (92-7)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
92.2%+7.8
Feb. 8, 2021Nomination of Denis Richard McDonough to be secretary of veterans affairs (87-7)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
84.8%-84.8
Feb. 2, 2021Nomination of Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas to be secretary of homeland security (56-43)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
8.4%-8.4
Feb. 2, 2021Nomination of Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg to be secretary of transportation (86-13)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
72.4%-72.4
Jan. 26, 2021Nomination of Antony John Blinken to be secretary of state (78-22)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
44.7%-44.7
Jan. 25, 2021Nomination of Janet Louise Yellen to be secretary of the treasury (84-15)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
61.4%-61.4
Jan. 22, 2021Nomination of Lloyd James Austin to be secretary of defense (93-2)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.3%+4.7
Jan. 21, 2021Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (69-27)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
75.0%-75.0
Jan. 20, 2021Nomination of Avril Danica Haines to be director of national intelligence (84-10)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
76.9%+23.1
Average18.6%37.6%-19.0

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