UPDATED 4:42 PM EDT | May 18, 2017

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.

Thad Cochran

R
Republican senator for Mississippi
Trump score
How often Cochran votes in line with Trump's position
Trump margin
Trump's share of the vote in the 2016 election in Mississippi minus Clinton's
Predicted score
How often Cochran is expected to support Trump based on Trump's 2016 margin
Trump plus-minus
Difference between Cochran’s actual and predicted Trump-support scores
100.0%
+17.8 
88.3%
+11.7 
Trump score
How often Cochran votes in line with Trump's position
100.0%
Trump margin
Trump's share of the vote in the 2016 election in Mississippi minus Clinton's
+17.8 
Predicted score
How often Cochran is expected to support Trump based on Trump's 2016 margin
88.3%
Trump plus-minus
Difference between Cochran’s actual and predicted Trump-support scores
+11.7 
DateMeasureTrump PositionCochran VoteAgree with Trump?Likelihood of agreementPlus-minus
May 11 Nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be United States trade representative (82-14)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
97.5%
Plus-minus
+2.5
May 10 Repeal of a rule requiring energy companies to reduce waste and emissions (49-51)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
75.4%
Plus-minus
+24.6
May 4 The 2017 fiscal year appropriations bill (79-18)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
76.0%
Plus-minus
+24.0
May 3 Repeal of a rule that allowed a new type of state-based retirement plan (50-49)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
74.2%
Plus-minus
+25.8
April 27 Nomination of R. Alexander Acosta to be secretary of labor (60-38)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
97.2%
Plus-minus
+2.8
April 24 Nomination of Sonny Perdue to be secretary of agriculture (87-11)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
99.8%
Plus-minus
+0.2
April 7 Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be associate justice of the Supreme Court (54-45)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
94.1%
Plus-minus
+5.9
April 6 Whether to keep the Senate cloture requirement for Supreme Court nominees at 60 votes (48-52)
Trump Position
oppose
Cochran Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
78.7%
Plus-minus
+21.3
March 30 Repeal of a rule requiring state and local governments to distribute federal funds to qualified health centers even if they perform abortions (51-50)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
76.3%
Plus-minus
+23.7
March 30 Repeal of a rule that allowed a new type of retirement plan established by local governments (50-49)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
75.5%
Plus-minus
+24.5
March 23 Repeal of an FCC rule barring internet providers from sharing data on customers' activities (50-48)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
77.9%
Plus-minus
+22.1
March 22 Repeal of a Department of Labor rule regarding records of work-related injuries and illnesses (50-48)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
77.9%
Plus-minus
+22.1
March 15 Nomination of Daniel Coats to be director of national intelligence (85-12)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
96.7%
Plus-minus
+3.3
March 14 Repeal of a Department of Labor rule on drug testing of applicants for unemployment compensation (51-48)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
78.1%
Plus-minus
+21.9
March 9 Repeal of a Department of Education rule on school accountability (50-49)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
76.9%
Plus-minus
+23.1
March 8 Repeal of a Department of Education rule on teacher preparation programs (59-40)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
99.9%
Plus-minus
+0.1
March 7 Repeal of changes to Bureau of Land Management planning rules (51-48)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
78.1%
Plus-minus
+21.9
March 6 Repeal of a rule requiring some federal contractors to report labor violations (49-48)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
77.1%
Plus-minus
+22.9
March 2 Nomination of Rick Perry to be secretary of energy (62-37)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
99.3%
Plus-minus
+0.7
March 2 Nomination of Ben Carson to be secretary of housing and urban development (58-41)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
98.4%
Plus-minus
+1.6
March 1 Nomination of Ryan Zinke to be secretary of the interior (68-31)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
99.6%
Plus-minus
+0.4
Feb. 28 Nomination of Wilbur L. Ross Jr. to be secretary of commerce (72-27)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
94.7%
Plus-minus
+5.3
Feb. 17 Nomination of Scott Pruitt to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (52-46)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
93.9%
Plus-minus
+6.1
Feb. 16 Nomination of Mick Mulvaney to be director of the Office of Management and Budget (51-49)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
77.7%
Plus-minus
+22.3
Feb. 15 Repeal of a rule requiring the Social Security Administration to submit information to the national background-check system (57-43)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
97.8%
Plus-minus
+2.2
Feb. 14 Nomination of Linda E. McMahon to be administrator of the Small Business Administration (81-19)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
98.8%
Plus-minus
+1.2
Feb. 13 Nomination of David J. Shulkin to be secretary of veterans affairs (100-0)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
100.0%
Plus-minus
0.0
Feb. 13 Nomination of Steven T. Mnuchin to be secretary of the treasury (53-47)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
84.7%
Plus-minus
+15.3
Feb. 10 Nomination of Tom Price to be secretary of health and human services (52-47)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
80.3%
Plus-minus
+19.7
Feb. 8 Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be attorney general (52-47)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
84.6%
Plus-minus
+15.4
Feb. 7 Nomination of Betsy DeVos to be secretary of education (51-50)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
76.3%
Plus-minus
+23.7
Feb. 3 Repeal of a rule requiring energy companies to disclose payments to foreign governments (52-47)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
78.6%
Plus-minus
+21.4
Feb. 2 Repeal of the stream protection rule (54-45)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
97.4%
Plus-minus
+2.6
Feb. 1 Nomination of Rex W. Tillerson to be secretary of state (56-43)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
91.5%
Plus-minus
+8.5
Jan. 31 Nomination of Elaine L. Chao to be secretary of transportation (93-6)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
99.9%
Plus-minus
+0.1
Jan. 24 Nomination of Nikki R. Haley to be ambassador to the United Nations (96-4)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
99.2%
Plus-minus
+0.8
Jan. 23 Nomination of Mike Pompeo to be director of the CIA (66-32)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
89.5%
Plus-minus
+10.5
Jan. 20 Nomination of John F. Kelly to be secretary of homeland security (88-11)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
98.8%
Plus-minus
+1.2
Jan. 20 Nomination of James Mattis to be secretary of defense (98-1)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
100.0%
Plus-minus
0.0
Jan. 12 Waiver allowing James Mattis to become secretary of defense (81-17)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
97.3%
Plus-minus
+2.7
Jan. 12 Budget resolution to repeal the Affordable Care Act (51-48)
Trump Position
support
Cochran Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
75.7%
Plus-minus
+24.3
Average
100.0%
88.3%
+11.7

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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