Sen. Biden’s Votes Against His Own Party

Sen. Biden’s Votes Against His Own Party
Posted 8/23/2008 5:07 PM CDT on Statesman Staging
Just an FYI, here are some of Biden’s votes that sided with the GOP and against his own party.

*An interesting note:

In the current Congressional session Sen. Biden has missed [absent from voting] approximately 30 percent of the voting on issues.

Joseph Biden / Votes Against Party Date Vote Position GOP opinion DEM opinion
7/9/08 Vote 167: On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on H.R. 6304; Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Yes Yes No
6/25/08 Vote 158: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 6304; Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 No Yes Yes
5/22/08 Vote 139: On the Motion: Motion to Concur to the House Amendment No. 1 to the Senate Amdt. with Amdt. No. 4818; In the nature of a substitute. Yes Yes No
2/26/08 Vote 33: On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S. 2633; A bill to provide for the safe redeployment of United States troops from Iraq. No Yes Yes
2/25/08 Vote 29: S 1200: DeMint Amdt. No. 4070; Of a perfecting nature. No Yes Yes
2/12/08 Vote 17: S 2248: Specter Amdt. No. 3927; To provide for the substitution of the United States in certain civil actions. No No Yes
9/26/07 Vote 349: H R 1585: Kyl Amdt. No. 3017 as Modified; To express the sense of the Senate regarding Iran. No Yes Yes
9/19/07 Vote 342: H R 1585: McCain Amdt. No. 2918; To express the sense of Congress on Department of Defense policy regarding dwell time. Yes Yes No
6/19/07 Vote 214: H R 6: Tester Amdt. No. 1614; To establish a program to provide loans for projects to produce syngas from coal and other feedstocks while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reliance of the United States on petroleum and natural gas. No No Yes
4/11/07 Vote 128: S 30: S. 30; HOPE Act Yes Yes No
3/15/07 Vote 77: S CON RES 20: S. Con. Res. 20; A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that no funds should be cut off or reduced for American Troops in the field which would result in undermining their safety or their ability to complete their assigned mission. No Yes Yes
3/13/07 Vote 72: S 4: Motion to Table Biden Amdt. No. 383; To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop regulations regarding the transportation of high hazard materials, and for other purposes. No Yes Yes
3/6/07 Vote 62: S 4: Motion to Table Obama Amdt. No. 338; To require consideration of high-risk qualifying criteria in allocating funds under the State Homeland Security Grant Program. Yes Yes No
1/18/07 Vote 18: S 1: Lieberman Amdt No. 30; To establish a Senate Office of Public Integrity. Yes No No
11/16/06 Vote 269: S 3709: Boxer Amdt. No. 5187; To make the waiver authority of the President contingent upon a certification that India has agreed to suspend military-to-military cooperation with Iran, including training exercises, until such time as Iran is no longer designated as a state sponsor of terrorism. No No Yes
11/16/06 Vote 268: S 3709: Feingold Amdt. No. 5183; To require as a precondition to United States-India peaceful atomic energy cooperation determinations by the President that United States nuclear cooperation with India does nothing to assist, encourage, or induce India to manufacture or acquire nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices. No No Yes
11/16/06 Vote 266: S 3709: Dorgan Amdt. No. 5178 As Modified; To declare that it is the policy of the United States to continue to support implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1172 (1998). No No Yes
11/16/06 Vote 265: S 3709: Bingaman Amdt. No. 5174; To limit the waiver authority of the President. No No Yes
9/28/06 Vote 260: On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on H.R. 6061; Secure Fence Act of 2006 Yes Yes No
9/6/06 Vote 232: H R 5631: Feinstein Amdt. No. 4882; To protect civilian lives from unexploded cluster munitions. No No Yes
8/3/06 Vote 223: H R 5631: Motion to Table Coburn Amdt. No. 4787; To limit the funds available to the Department of Defense for expenses relating to conferences. Yes No No
7/11/06 Vote 193: H R 5441: Clinton Amdt No. 4563; To establish the Federal Emergency Management Agency as an independent agency, and for other purposes. No No Yes
6/22/06 Vote 184: S 2766: Chambliss Amdt. No. 4261; To authorize multiyear procurement of F-22A fighter aircraft and F-119 engines. No Yes Yes
5/26/06 Vote 161: On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Dirk Kempthorne to be Secretary of the Interior No Yes Yes
5/25/06 Vote 158: On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to be U.S. Circuit Judge Yes Yes No
5/25/06 Vote 152: S 2611: Bingaman Amdt. No. 4131; To limit the total number of aliens, including spouses and children, granted employment-based legal permanent resident status to 650,000 during any fiscal year. Yes Yes No
5/18/06 Vote 134: S 2611: Cornyn Amdt. No. 4038; To require aliens seeking adjustment of status under section 245B of the Immigration and Nationality Act or Deferred Mandatory Departure status under section 245C of such Act to pay a supplemental application fee, which shall be used to provide financial assistance to States for health and educational services for noncitizens. Yes Yes No
5/2/06 Vote 105: H R 4939: Coburn Amdt. No. 3641 “Div IV”; To perfect the bill. Yes Yes No
4/27/06 Vote 100: H R 4939: Motion to Table Coburn Amdt. No. 3641 “Div. II”; To perfect the bill. No No Yes
3/29/06 Vote 81: S 2349: Ensign Amdt. No. 2980; To include Federal entities in the definition of earmarks. No Yes Yes
2/28/06 Vote 23: On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on S. 2271; USA PATRIOT Act Additional Reauthorizing Amendments Act of 2006 Yes Yes No
2/14/06 Vote 19: On the Motion: Hutchison Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 4297 Re: States Sales Taxes; Tax Relief Act of 2005 No Yes Yes
11/17/05 Vote 341: On the Motion: Motion to Waive CBA Re: Schumer Amdt. No. 2635; To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a temporary windfall profit tax on crude oil and to use the proceeds of the tax collected to provide a nonrefundable tax credit of $100 for every personal exemption claimed for taxable years beginning in 2005. No No Yes
11/17/05 Vote 338: On the Motion: Motion to Waive CBA Kennedy Amdt. No. 2588; To eliminate child poverty. No No Yes
11/15/05 Vote 325: S 1042: Graham Amdt. No. 2524; In the nature of a substitute. No Yes Yes
11/3/05 Vote 293: S 1932: McCain Amdt. No. 2370; To move forward the date on which the transition to digital television is to occur. Yes No No
11/3/05 Vote 290: On the Motion: Motion To Waive CBA Re: Grassley Amdt. No. 2359; To clarify certain payment limitations applicable to certain payments under title I of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 and section 1101 of the Agricultural Reconciliation Act of 2005 and to partially restore funding to programs reduced by section 1101, 1201, and 1202 of the Agricultural Reconciliation Act of 2005. No No Yes
9/29/05 Vote 245: On the Nomination: Confirmation of John G. Roberts, Jr., of Maryland, to be Chief Justice of the United States No Yes
7/29/05 Vote 213: H R 6: Conference Report H. R. 6; Energy Policy Act of 2005 No Yes Yes
7/29/05 Vote 212: On the Motion: Motion To Waive CBA Re: Conference Report To Accompany H. R. 6; Energy Policy Act of 2005 No Yes Yes
7/19/05 Vote 194: H R 3057: Dorgan Amdt. No. 1294; To provide that no funds may be made available to provide television broadcasting to Cuba, to increase by $21,100,000 the amount appropriated to the Peace Corps, and to reduce by the same amount the amount appropriated under title I to the Broadcasting Board of Governors for broadcasting to Cuba. No No Yes
7/19/05 Vote 192: H R 3057: Coburn Amdt. No 1242; To prohibit any funds from being used by the Export-Import Bank of the United States to approve a loan or a loan guarantee related to a nuclear project in China. No No Yes
6/23/05 Vote 157: H R 6: Durbin Amdt. No. 902; To amend title 49, United States Code, to improve the system for enhancing automobile fuel efficiency, and for other purposes. No No Yes
6/14/05 Vote 136: On the Nomination: Confirmation Thomas B. Griffith, of Utah, to be U.S. Circuit Judge Yes Yes No
5/24/05 Vote 127: On the Cloture Motion: Motion To Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Priscilla Richman Owen, of Texas, to be U.S. Circuit Judge No Yes Yes
4/6/05 Vote 85: S 600: Motion To Table Dorgan Amdt. No. 284; To prohibit funds from being used for television broadcasting to Cuba. Yes Yes No
3/10/05 Vote 44: S 256: S. 256 As Amended; Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 Yes Yes No
3/10/05 Vote 42: S 256: Talent Amdt. No. 121; To deter corporate fraud and prevent the abuse of State self-settled trust law. Yes Yes No
3/10/05 Vote 38: S 256: Akaka Amdt. No. 105; To limit claims in bankruptcy by certain unsecured creditors. No No Yes
3/10/05 Vote 36: S 256: Kennedy Amdt. No. 70; To exempt debtors whose financial problems were caused by failure to receive alimony or child support, or both, from means testing. No No Yes
3/9/05 Vote 34: S 256: Dodd Amdt. No. 67; To modify the bill to protect families, and for other purposes. No No Yes
3/8/05 Vote 30: S 256: Feingold Amdt No. 89 ; To strike certain small business related bankruptcy provisions in the bill. No No Yes
3/8/05 Vote 29: On the Cloture Motion: Motion To Invoke Cloture On Bill S. 256; Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 Yes Yes No
3/3/05 Vote 24: S 256: Rockefeller Amdt. No. 24; To amend the wage priority provision and to amend the payment of insurance benefits to retirees. No No Yes
3/3/05 Vote 22: S 256: Durbin Amdt. No. 38; To discourage predatory lending practices. No No Yes
3/3/05 Vote 21: S 256: Nelson (FL) Amdt. No. 37; To exempt debtors from means testing if their financial problems were caused by identity theft. No No Yes
3/3/05 Vote 20: S 256: Dayton Amdt. No. 31.; To limit the amount of interest that can be charged on any extension of credit to 30 percent. No No Yes
3/2/05 Vote 16: S 256: Kennedy Amdt. No. 28.; To exempt debtors whose financial problems were caused by serious medical problems from means testing. No No Yes
3/2/05 Vote 15: S 256: Akaka Amdt. No. 15; To require enhanced disclosure to consumers regarding the consequences of making only minimum required payments in the repayment of credit card debt, and for other purposes. No No Yes
3/2/05 Vote 14: S 256: Feingold Amdt. No. 17.; To provide a homestead floor for the elderly. No No Yes
3/1/05 Vote 13: S 256: Durbin Amdt. No. 16, As Modified.; To protect servicemembers and veterans from means testing in bankruptcy, to disallow certain claims by lenders charging usurious interest rates to servicemembers, and to allow servicemembers to exempt property based on the law of the State of their premilitary residence. No No Yes
3/1/05 Vote 12: S 256: Sessions Amdt. No. 23; To clarify the safe harbor with respect to debtors who have serious medical conditions or who have been called or ordered to active duty in the Armed Forces and low income veterans. Yes Yes No
10/11/04 Vote 211: H R 4520: H.R. 4520 Conference Report; American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 No Yes Yes
10/7/04 Vote 201: S RES 445: McCain Amdt. No. 4000; To ensure that the Committee has jurisdiction over the Transportation Security Administration. Yes No No
10/7/04 Vote 200: S RES 445: McCain Amdt. No. 3999; To strike section 402 and vest intelligence appropriations jurisdiction in the Select Committee on Intelligence. Yes No No
10/4/04 Vote 195: S 2845: Motion To Table Byrd Amdt. No. 3845; To enhance the role of Congress in the oversight of the intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government. No Yes Yes
7/20/04 Vote 158: On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of William Gerry Myers, III, of Idaho, to be U.S. Circuit Judge Yes Yes No
6/24/04 Vote 152: On the Nomination: Confirmation Diane S. Sykes, of Wisconsin, To Be U.S. Circuit Judge Yes Yes No
6/21/04 Vote 132: S 2400: Lautenberg Amdt No. 2191, As Modified; To require a protocol on media coverage of the return to the United States of the remains of members of the Armed Forces who die overseas. No No Yes
5/18/04 Vote 98: S 2400: Lott Amdt. No. 3158; To provide that the 2005 base closure round shall apply solely to military installations located outside the United States and to provide for expedited consideration by Congress of a proposal for a base closure round in 2007 on military installations located inside the United States. No No Yes
5/11/04 Vote 89: S 1637: McCain Amdt. No. 3129; To strike provisions relating to energy tax incentives. Yes No No
5/5/04 Vote 81: S 1637: Breaux Amdt. No. 3117; To limit the amount of deferred foreign income that can be repatriated at a lower rate. No No Yes
11/24/03 Vote 457: On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 1; Prescription Drug and Medicare Improvement Act of 2003 Yes Yes No
11/5/03 Vote 440: On the Motion: Motion To Waive CBA Dayton AMDT. No. 2089 (RE: Emergency Designation); To provide emergency disaster assistance to agricultural producers. No No Yes
11/4/03 Vote 434: S 1753: Motion To Table Feinstein Amdt. No. 2054; To create a national opt-out standard for affiliate sharing to prevent personal customer information from being shared by affiliated companies. Yes Yes No
10/30/03 Vote 432: H R 2800: Bingaman Amdt. No. 2048; To make an additional $200,000,000 available for the Global AIDS Initiative and reduce the amount available for Millennium Challenge Assistance by $200,000,000. No No Yes
10/30/03 Vote 428: H R 1904: H.R. 1904, As Amended; Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 No Yes Yes
10/28/03 Vote 413: On the Motion: Motion to Suspend Rule XVI re: Lugar Amdt. No. 1974; To authorize appropriations for Foreign Relations and for Foreign Assistance, and to authorize Millennium Challenge Assistance. Yes Yes No
10/21/03 Vote 402: S 3: S. 3 Conference Report; Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 Yes Yes No
10/17/03 Vote 395: S 1689: Motion to Table Corzine Amdt. No. 1882; To establish a National Commission on the Development and Use of Intelligence Related to Iraq. Yes Yes No
10/17/03 Vote 394: S 1689: Motion To Table Durbin Amdt. No. 1879; To provide funds for the prevention, treatment, and control of, and research on HIV/AIDS. Yes Yes No
10/16/03 Vote 389: S 1689: Bayh Amdt. No. 1871; To require that funds for reconstruction in Iraq be used for certain purposes. No No Yes
10/16/03 Vote 386: S 1689: Motion To Table Lautenberg Amdt. No. 1868; To prohibit the use of funds for any contract or other financial agreement or arrangement with any entity that pays compensation in the form of deferred salary to certain United States Government officials. Yes Yes No
10/14/03 Vote 380: S 1689: Motion To Table Dorgan AMDT. NO. 1826; To require that Iraqi oil revenues be used to pay for reconstruction in Iraq. Yes Yes No
10/14/03 Vote 379: S 1689: Motion To Table Stabenow AMDT. No. 1823; To provide emergency relief for veterans healthcare, school construction, healthcare and transportation needs in the United States, and to create 95,000 new jobs. Yes Yes No
10/1/03 Vote 371: S 1689: Byrd Amdt. No. 1794; To strike $15.2 billion of the $20.3 billion in Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Funds, leaving $5.1 billion for training and equipping the Iraqi Defense Corps and Iraqi national security force and for other public safety and justice purposes. No No Yes
9/10/03 Vote 342: H R 2660: Durbin Amdt. No. 1611; To prohibit funds appropriated in this Act from being used by the Department of Education to enforce any requirement under section 1116 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, or to implement penalties or sanctions under part A of title I of such Act, if the amount appropriated to carry out such part A for fiscal year 2004 is less than $18,500,000,000. No No Yes
7/29/03 Vote 309: S 14: Durbin AMDT. No. 1385; To amend title 49, United States Code, to improve the system for enhancing automobile fuel efficiency. No No Yes
7/17/03 Vote 287: H R 2658: Motion To Table Durbin Amdt. No. 1277; To limit the availability of funds for the Intelligence Community Management Account pending a report on the development and use of intelligence relating to Iraq and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Yes Yes No
7/15/03 Vote 277: H R 2658: Motion to table Byrd Amendment No. 1244; To prohibit excessive deployments overseas of members of the Guard and Reserves. Yes Yes No
6/26/03 Vote 261: S 1: Motion To Table Feinstein Amdt. No. 1060; To provide for an income-related increase in the part B premium for individuals with income in excess of $75,000 and married couples with income in excess of $150,000. No No Yes
6/26/03 Vote 255: S 1: Grassley Amdt. No. 1092 as Modified; To evaluate alternative payment and delivery systems. Yes Yes No
6/26/03 Vote 248: S 1: Edwards Amdt. No. 1052; To strengthen protections for consumers against misleading direct-to-consumer drug advertising. No No Yes
6/25/03 Vote 243: S 1: Edwards Amdt. No. 985 As Modified Further; To strengthen protections for consumers against misleading direct-to-consumer drug advertising. No No Yes
6/24/03 Vote 235: S 1: Motion to Table Pryor Amdt. No. 981; To provide equal access to competitive global prescription medicine prices for American purchasers. Yes Yes No
5/15/03 Vote 162: On the Motion: Motion To Waive C.B.A. Landrieu Amdt. No. 619; To provide a a complete substitute. No No Yes
5/15/03 Vote 150: S 1054: Specter Amdt No. 569; To urge the Senate Finance Committee and the Joint Economic Committee to hold hearings and consider legislation providing for a flat tax. Yes Yes No
5/5/03 Vote 139: On the Nomination: Confirmation: Deborah L. Cook, Of Ohio, To Be U.S. Circuit Judge For The Sixth Circuit Yes Yes No
4/10/03 Vote 133: On the Nomination: Confirmation: Ross Owen Swimmer, Of Oklahoma, To Be Special Trustee, Office or Speical Trustee For American Indians Yes Yes No
4/3/03 Vote 122: S 762: Specter Amdt. No. 515; To increase funds for Protection and Preparedness of high threat areas under the Office for Domestic Preparedness. No Yes Yes

3 Responses to "Sen. Biden’s Votes Against His Own Party"

  1. almandine  August 23, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    I don’t know whether you deciphered all this yourself… but if so, bully for you!

    Unfortunately, as we know, a mere listing of votes – either for or against, will not lead us to discover much. What I wonder is how many of these votes – given the no, no, yes – or the yes, yes, no – pattern, signal obfuscation of his real intent. I hope not many.

    Keep it up… I’d like to know more.

  2. pollchecker  August 24, 2008 at 9:32 am

    If Biden’s name were John McCain, they would be calling him a “MAVERICK”. They would be worshipping his bi-partisanship.

    So are you saying that working with the other side is a bad thing?

    If so, perhaps that is why we find ourselves with a perpetual log jam today in Washington.

  3. pstern  August 24, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    I merely posted the info I found interesting and wanted to share it with all of you.

    Generally, I look at both side of an equation.

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