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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.

Troy Balderson

R
Republican representative for Ohio’s 12th District
Trump score
How often Balderson votes in line with Trump’s position
Trump margin
Trump’s share of the vote in the 2016 election in the member’s state or district minus Clinton’s
Predicted score
How often Balderson is expected to support Trump based on Trump’s 2016 margin
Trump plus-minus
Difference between Balderson’s actual and predicted Trump-support scores
Career
95.2%
+11.3 
69.8%
+25.4 
116th Congress
94.7%
+11.3 
67.6%
+27.1 
115th Congress
100.0%
+11.3 
91.2%
+8.8 
Trump score
How often Balderson votes in line with Trump’s position
95.2%
Trump margin
Trump’s share of the vote in the 2016 election in the member’s state or district minus Clinton’s
+11.3 
Predicted score
How often Balderson is expected to support Trump based on Trump’s 2016 margin
69.8%
Trump plus-minus
Difference between Balderson’s actual and predicted Trump-support scores
+25.4 

116th Congress (2019-20)

Republican representative for Ohio’s 12th District
DateMeasureTrump PositionBalderson VoteAgree with Trump?Likelihood of agreementPlus-minus
Dec. 12 Allowing the federal government to negotiate lower prescription drug prices (230-192)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
76.2%
Plus-minus
+23.8
Dec. 6 Restoring parts of the Voting Rights Act (228-187)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
77.0%
Plus-minus
+23.0
Nov. 21 Requiring health care and social service employers to have plans for preventing workplace violence (251-158)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
46.0%
Plus-minus
+54.0
Nov. 15 Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank (235-184)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
61.2%
Plus-minus
+38.8
Oct. 31 Preserving nearly 400,000 acres of land in Colorado (227-182)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
70.8%
Plus-minus
+29.2
Oct. 31 Establishing the procedures for an impeachment inquiry (232-196)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
83.1%
Plus-minus
+16.9
Oct. 30 Permanently banning new uranium mines near the Grand Canyon (236-185)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
66.1%
Plus-minus
+33.9
Oct. 23 Requiring campaigns to report offers of assistance from foreign governments (227-181)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
83.1%
Plus-minus
+16.9
Oct. 17 Requiring the Securities and Exchange Commission to study investor disclosures (229-186)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
76.4%
Plus-minus
+23.6
Oct. 16 Opposing President Trump’s withdrawal of troops from Syria (354-60)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
11.5%
Plus-minus
-11.5
Sept. 27 Overturning President Trump’s emergency declaration for border wall funding (236-174)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
60.8%
Plus-minus
+39.2
Sept. 20 Banning companies from requiring private arbitration to resolve disputes (225-186)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
73.9%
Plus-minus
+26.1
Sept. 11 Banning drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts (238-189)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
65.4%
Plus-minus
+34.6
Sept. 11 Banning drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico (248-180)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
58.1%
Plus-minus
+41.9
July 25 Two-year budget bill (284-149)
Trump Position
support
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
58.0%
Plus-minus
-58.0
July 24 Establishing humanitarian standards for people in the custody of Customs and Border Protection (233-195)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
76.1%
Plus-minus
+23.9
July 18 Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour (231-199)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
79.0%
Plus-minus
+21.0
July 17 Holding the attorney general and secretary of commerce in contempt of Congress (230-198)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
79.9%
Plus-minus
+20.1
July 17 Blocking the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia (237-190)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
66.6%
Plus-minus
+33.4
July 17 Blocking the sale of arms to the United Arab Emirates (238-190)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
66.6%
Plus-minus
+33.4
July 17 Blocking the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia (238-190)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
66.6%
Plus-minus
+33.4
July 17 Motion to table articles of impeachment against President Trump (332-95)
Trump Position
support
Balderson Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
97.2%
Plus-minus
+2.8
July 16 Condeming President Trump’s comments about four congresswomen as racist (240-187)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
72.9%
Plus-minus
+27.1
July 12 National Defense Authorization Act (220-197)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
68.1%
Plus-minus
+31.9
June 26 Funding the Treasury Department, the IRS, the Executive Office of the President and other agencies (224-196)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
80.0%
Plus-minus
+20.0
June 25 Providing humanitarian aid for the U.S.-Mexico border (230-195)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
68.6%
Plus-minus
+31.4
June 25 Funding the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice and several other parts of the government (227-194)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
78.1%
Plus-minus
+21.9
June 19 Funding much of the federal government, including the departments of Defense, Labor, Education, State, and Health and Human Services (226-203)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
71.5%
Plus-minus
+28.5
June 4 Creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children (237-187)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
70.1%
Plus-minus
+29.9
May 22 Reversing changes to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (231-191)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
76.5%
Plus-minus
+23.5
May 16 Lowering prescription drug costs and reversing changes to the Affordable Care Act (234-183)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
74.0%
Plus-minus
+26.0
May 15 Reaffirming the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation in Massachusetts (275-146)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
41.4%
Plus-minus
+58.6
May 10 Providing disaster relief money, including additional aid for Puerto Rico (257-150)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
44.3%
Plus-minus
+55.7
May 9 Blocking the Trump administration from granting Affordable Care Act waivers to states (230-183)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
72.0%
Plus-minus
+28.0
May 2 Blocking President Trump from withdrawing from the Paris agreement on climate change (231-190)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
74.7%
Plus-minus
+25.3
April 10 Restoring net neutrality regulations (232-190)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
74.7%
Plus-minus
+25.3
April 4 Ending U.S. military assistance to Saudi-led forces in the war in Yemen (247-175)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
55.4%
Plus-minus
+44.6
April 3 Condemning the Trump administration for calling on courts to invalidate the Affordable Care Act (240-186)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
73.6%
Plus-minus
+26.4
March 28 Opposing a ban on openly transgender people serving in the military (238-185)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
70.5%
Plus-minus
+29.5
March 26 Overriding President Trump’s veto of a bill that overturned his emergency declaration for border wall funding (248-181)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
60.3%
Plus-minus
+39.7
March 8 Updating ethics rules, expanding voting rights and requiring presidential candidates to disclose tax returns (234-193)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
77.3%
Plus-minus
+22.7
Feb. 28 Giving law enforcement agencies more time to conduct background checks for gun sales (228-198)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
88.9%
Plus-minus
+11.1
Feb. 27 Requiring background checks for all firearm sales (240-190)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
78.2%
Plus-minus
+21.8
Feb. 26 Overturning President Trump’s emergency declaration for border wall funding (245-182)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
60.4%
Plus-minus
+39.6
Feb. 13 Ending U.S. military assistance to Saudi-led forces in the war in Yemen (248-177)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
54.7%
Plus-minus
+45.3
Jan. 24 Funding the Department of Homeland Security through Feb. 28, without money for a border wall (231-180)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
69.3%
Plus-minus
+30.7
Jan. 23 Funding most of the federal government through Sept. 30, without money for a border wall (234-180)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
65.1%
Plus-minus
+34.9
Jan. 23 Funding the federal government through Feb. 28, without money for a border wall (229-184)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
69.1%
Plus-minus
+30.9
Jan. 17 Disapproving of the Trump administration’s plan to lift sanctions on three Russian companies (362-53)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
9.8%
Plus-minus
-9.8
Jan. 16 Providing disaster relief money and funding the government through Feb. 8, without money for a border wall (237-187)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
72.0%
Plus-minus
+28.0
Jan. 15 Funding the federal government through Feb. 1, without money for a border wall (237-187)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
71.9%
Plus-minus
+28.1
Jan. 11 Funding the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency and related agencies (240-179)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
66.3%
Plus-minus
+33.7
Jan. 10 Funding the Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration and related agencies (243-183)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
66.6%
Plus-minus
+33.4
Jan. 10 Funding the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and related agencies (244-180)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
64.1%
Plus-minus
+35.9
Jan. 9 Funding the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service and several other government agencies (240-188)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
69.0%
Plus-minus
+31.0
Jan. 3 Funding most of the federal agencies affected by the government shutdown (241-190)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
70.8%
Plus-minus
+29.2
Jan. 3 Providing short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security, without money for a border wall (239-192)
Trump Position
oppose
Balderson Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
73.3%
Plus-minus
+26.7
Average
94.7%
67.6%
+27.1

115th Congress (2017-18)

Republican representative for Ohio’s 12th District
DateMeasureTrump PositionBalderson VoteAgree with Trump?Likelihood of agreementPlus-minus
Dec. 20, 2018 Extension of government funding, including $5.7 billion for border wall (217-185)
Trump Position
support
Balderson Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
88.0%
Plus-minus
+12.0
Dec. 20, 2018 Making changes to federal sentencing and prison laws (358-36)
Trump Position
support
Balderson Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
91.9%
Plus-minus
+8.1
Dec. 12, 2018 The 2018 farm bill (conference committee report) (369-47)
Trump Position
support
Balderson Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
87.1%
Plus-minus
+12.9
Sept. 28, 2018 Making permanent the individual tax reductions passed in 2017 (220-191)
Trump Position
support
Balderson Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
87.7%
Plus-minus
+12.3
Sept. 27, 2018 Allowing new businesses to deduct more of their start-up expenses (260-156)
Trump Position
support
Balderson Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
97.2%
Plus-minus
+2.8
Sept. 27, 2018 Making changes to savings accounts for retirement and education (240-177)
Trump Position
support
Balderson Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
95.4%
Plus-minus
+4.6
Average
100.0%
91.2%
+8.8

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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