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.

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%
17.5%
-16.0-16.0
-16.0

117th Congress (2021-22)

Republican senator for Arkansas

DateMeasureBiden positionCotton 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)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
88.2%-88.2
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)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
18.2%-18.2
Nov. 15Terminating the national COVID-19 emergency declared on March 13, 2020 (61-37)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.1%+99.9
Sept. 29Extending government funding and providing money for economic and security assistance to Ukraine (72-25)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
36.3%+63.7
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)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
1.9%-1.9
Aug. 4Providing congressional disapproval of a rule that restored environmental regulations (50-47)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.0%+100.0
July 27Supporting the domestic production of semiconductors (64-33)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
25.7%-25.7
June 23Expanding firearm regulations (65-33)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Not Voting
support
Didn't Vote
18.0%
June 16Expanding health care eligibility for veterans exposed to toxic substances (84-14)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
65.1%+34.9
May 26Providing congressional disapproval of a policy concerning federal asylum procedures (46-48)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.8%+99.2
May 3Providing for congressional disapproval of vaccine and mask requirements in Head Start programs (55-41)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.0%+100.0
April 7Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (53-47)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
3.2%-3.2
March 15Providing congressional disapproval of the CDC's requirement of masks on planes, trains and buses (57-40)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
oppose
Yes
0.2%+99.8
March 15Nomination of Shalanda D. Young to be director of the Office of Management and Budget (61-36)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
20.4%-20.4
March 10The 2022 fiscal year appropriations bill (68-31)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
31.9%-31.9
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,
2021
Increasing the debt limit (50-49)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
1.9%-1.9
Dec. 8,
2021
Providing 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,
2021
Providing 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,
2021
Extending 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,
2021
Providing money for transportation, utility and environmental infrastructure (69-30)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
33.8%-33.8
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)
Tom Cotton'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)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
1.9%-1.9
June 8,
2021
Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (49-50)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
1.9%-1.9
June 8,
2021
Investing in science and technology manufacturing and research (68-32)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
34.5%-34.5
May 28,
2021
Establishing 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,
2021
Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (50-48)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
2.1%-2.1
May 11,
2021
Repealing 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,
2021
Providing money for safe drinking water and other water infrastructure (89-2)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.9%+4.1
April 28,
2021
Repealing 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,
2021
Taking 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,
2021
Nomination of Martin Joseph Walsh to be secretary of labor (68-29)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
30.0%-30.0
March 18,
2021
Nomination 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,
2021
Nomination 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,
2021
Nomination 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,
2021
Nomination 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,
2021
Nomination 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,
2021
Nomination of Merrick Brian Garland to be attorney general (70-30)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
30.6%-30.6
March 10,
2021
Nomination 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,
2021
Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (50-49)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
2.0%-2.0
March 2,
2021
Nomination 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,
2021
Nomination of Gina Marie Raimondo to be secretary of commerce (84-15)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
62.1%-62.1
March 1,
2021
Nomination of Miguel A. Cardona to be secretary of education (64-33)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
17.2%-17.2
Feb. 25,
2021
Nomination of Jennifer Mulhern Granholm to be secretary of energy (64-35)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
24.4%-24.4
Feb. 23,
2021
Nomination 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,
2021
Nomination of Thomas J. Vilsack to be secretary of agriculture (92-7)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
92.2%+7.8
Feb. 8,
2021
Nomination 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,
2021
Nomination 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,
2021
Nomination 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,
2021
Nomination of Antony John Blinken to be secretary of state (78-22)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
44.7%-44.7
Jan. 25,
2021
Nomination 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,
2021
Nomination of Lloyd James Austin to be secretary of defense (93-2)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
95.3%+4.7
Jan. 21,
2021
Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (69-27)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
No
support
No
75.0%-75.0
Jan. 20,
2021
Nomination of Avril Danica Haines to be director of national intelligence (84-10)
Tom Cotton's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
76.9%+23.1
Average17.5%33.5%-16.0

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