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How Joe Biden voted on key votes

Member Most DEMS
Passed VOTE 19

S 1

The measure is designed to provide greater transparency in the legislative process and is commonly known as the “ethics reform” bill. <br> <br> The bill amends Senate rules in an effort to make more transparent legislative earmarks. It also aims to make clearer the relationship of lobbyists and lawmakers by changing rules governing meals and travel that lobbyists provide to lawmakers and their staff. The bill also makes some restrictions on post-employment for members and staff. <br> <br> For example, the bill amends a current rule so that if a member’s spouse or immediate family member is a registered lobbyist or works for a lobbyist, that the lawmaker’s staff is not allowed to have any official contact with the lawmaker’s spouse or immediate family member. <br> <br> Among other things, the measure requires all Senate bills or conference reports to include a list of earmarks in the measure, to list the lawmaker who introduced the earmark, and to explain why the earmark is essential. <br> <br> It also requires public disclosure of a senator’s intent to object to proceeding to a measure or matter. <br> <br> The bill also requires that conference reports be posted on the Internet for at least 48 hours before the Senate considers the report.

Passed VOTE 262

Secure Fence Act of 2006

H.R. 6061; Secure Fence Act of 2006

Passed VOTE 259

Military Tribunals and Interrogations Bill

S. 3930 As Amended; Military Commissions Act of 2006

Rejected VOTE 229

On the Cloture Motion

Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.5970; Estate Tax and Extension of Tax Relief Act of 2006

Passed VOTE 206

H R 810

This legislation would allow federal funding for research on stem cell lines derived from embryos that would otherwise be destroyed.

Defeated VOTE 189

S J RES 12

This vote would have given Senate approval to a proposed constitutional amendment that would give Congress the authority to ban 'desecration of the American flag.'

Rejected VOTE 182

S 2766

This amendment called on the president to withdraw troops from Iraq, but set no firm deadline.

Rejected VOTE 181

S 2766

This amendment to the annual defense appropriations bill would have set a firm deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

Rejected VOTE 163

On the Cloture Motion

A Senate cloture vote on the gay marriage amendment failed, effectively killing the amendment.

Passed VOTE 157

S 2611

Would tighten border security and establish guest worker and "path to citizenship" programs

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