UPDATED Aug. 2, 2017 at 12:40 PM

Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump

An updating tally of how often every member of the House and the Senate votes with or against the president.

Jeff Sessions

R
Republican senator for Alabama
Trump score
How often Sessions votes in line with Trump's position
Trump margin
Trump's share of the vote in the 2016 election in Alabama minus Clinton's
Predicted score
How often Sessions is expected to support Trump based on Trump's 2016 margin
Trump plus-minus
Difference between Sessions’s actual and predicted Trump-support scores
100.0%
+27.7 
95.8%
+4.2 
Trump score
How often Sessions votes in line with Trump's position
100.0%
Trump margin
Trump's share of the vote in the 2016 election in Alabama minus Clinton's
+27.7 
Predicted score
How often Sessions is expected to support Trump based on Trump's 2016 margin
95.8%
Trump plus-minus
Difference between Sessions’s actual and predicted Trump-support scores
+4.2 
DateMeasureTrump PositionSessions VoteAgree with Trump?Likelihood of agreementPlus-minus
Feb. 8 Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be attorney general (52-47)
Trump Position
support
Sessions Vote
Present
Agree with Trump?
——
Likelihood of agreement
96.1%
Plus-minus
——
Feb. 7 Nomination of Betsy DeVos to be secretary of education (51-50)
Trump Position
support
Sessions Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
90.9%
Plus-minus
+9.1
Feb. 3 Repeal of a rule requiring energy companies to disclose payments to foreign governments (52-47)
Trump Position
support
Sessions Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
92.0%
Plus-minus
+8.0
Feb. 2 Repeal of the stream protection rule (54-45)
Trump Position
support
Sessions Vote
Not voting
Agree with Trump?
——
Likelihood of agreement
99.9%
Plus-minus
——
Feb. 1 Nomination of Rex W. Tillerson to be secretary of state (56-43)
Trump Position
support
Sessions Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
98.7%
Plus-minus
+1.3
Jan. 31 Nomination of Elaine L. Chao to be secretary of transportation (93-6)
Trump Position
support
Sessions Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
100.0%
Plus-minus
0.0
Jan. 24 Nomination of Nikki R. Haley to be ambassador to the United Nations (96-4)
Trump Position
support
Sessions Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
99.6%
Plus-minus
+0.4
Jan. 23 Nomination of Mike Pompeo to be director of the CIA (66-32)
Trump Position
support
Sessions Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
96.0%
Plus-minus
+4.0
Jan. 20 Nomination of John F. Kelly to be secretary of homeland security (88-11)
Trump Position
support
Sessions Vote
Not voting
Agree with Trump?
——
Likelihood of agreement
99.7%
Plus-minus
——
Jan. 20 Nomination of James Mattis to be secretary of defense (98-1)
Trump Position
support
Sessions Vote
Not voting
Agree with Trump?
——
Likelihood of agreement
100.0%
Plus-minus
——
Jan. 12 Waiver allowing James Mattis to become secretary of defense (81-17)
Trump Position
support
Sessions Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
99.2%
Plus-minus
+0.8
Jan. 12 Budget resolution to repeal the Affordable Care Act (51-48)
Trump Position
support
Sessions Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
89.7%
Plus-minus
+10.3
Average
100.0%
95.8%
+4.2

Members’ “likelihood of agreement” scores on each vote are calculated using a regression for which the input is Trump's 2016 vote margin in every member's state or district and the output is the probability that a member will vote for the bill. The plus-minus on each vote is the difference between the member's vote (100 percent for a “yes,” 0 percent for a “no”) and the likelihood of agreement. Averages do not include missed votes. How this works »

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